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Bed Bolts, 7 inch

Bed Frame Hardware

Product Info
  • Sold individually
  • Material: Forged Steel
  • Color: Black
  • Includes nut
Size
  • Length: 7"
  • Bolt: 3/8"- 16 Thread
  • Head Size: 3/8" Square, 15/16" Diameter Flange, 5/8" Depth including Flange
  • Nut  3/4"square

7" Bed Bolts provide a tight, secure joint between bed-rails and head / footboards. Use on wood and rope beds where tendon end of bed rail slips into mortise cut into bed post. 

These well made bed bolts are strong, being made of steel. They have a 3/8"- 16 thread. This is a standard thread size however some vintage and antique beds have unusual or custom thread sizes. If the thread size is different than 3/8-16 it is necessary to replace the nut in the bed rail. For additional information please go to: replacing bed bolts.

    Shorter Bed Bolts

    How to Measure

    • Overall Length includes head and flange
    • Length less head & flange: 5-3/8"
    • Measure depth of Head- channel. must-be deep enough to contain 5/8" head including flange.
    • Measure channel less Head-channel: must-be long enough to accommodate bolt length less head & flange.
    • Historically thread-size of old/antique nuts varied. Our bolts screw into a 3/8"- 16 nut, 3/8 refers to bolt diameter, 16 refers to the number of threads per inch. If your bed has existing nuts It will be necessary to determine nut thread size. Nuts must be replaced if size is different than 3/8"- 16.

    Installing Bed Bolts

    Originally bed bolts were used on rope beds in the 1700's - 1800's. Beds from this time frame had rails with short wooden pegs, These pegs were placed in a row along the top length of each rail. A rope was wound in and out around pegs. The rope created a mesh-like support for a feather "tick", the forerunner of the mattress. 

    • It is easiest to tighten bed bolts with a bed bolt wrench.
    • If the mattress needs to be lowered: attach spring supports to inside of rails. The spring supports will hold modern spring and mattresses.  
    • Once installed: decorative brass bed bolt covers conceal head of bed bolt. 

    Please goto replacing bed bolts for more in depth information

    Install bed bolts

    Customer Reviews

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    Yasmin Haigh
    Perfect

    Good firm to use. Can’t get these anywhere except here. They sorted out misunderstandings straight away. 5 stars

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    Alexander Carlisle
    Top Quality

    They may be simple bed bolts, but the quality is very good with large nuts and clean threads.

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    Susan Kovar
    Just needed a nut, but nothing fit.

    Bolt was intact, but was missing the nut. Was much easier to replace both. Bed is now very secure.

    B
    Beth
    I know it is securely connected!

    Thank you so much! For the first time since I inherited this bed 31 years ago, I feel comfortable allowing someone to sleep in it because I know it is securely connected!

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    Walter Whiteley
    Four poster bed

    Good service and prompt delivery

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