Wanted: full sized bed rails
January 16, 2005 12:56 PM   Subscribe

Furniturefilter: I'm looking for a set of full size bed rails.

I have recently purchased a full size antique head and footboard. I am looking for a rather inexpensive way to purchase a set of rails to complete the bed. I am having absolutely no luck on a google search. Maybe there is another name for side rails that I'm missing? has anyone had any experiences with buying just the rails for a bed?
posted by getupandgo to Home & Garden (4 answers total)
Response by poster: Oh, I forgot to mention that I'm in the U.S.
posted by getupandgo at 1:03 PM on January 16, 2005

Would this be the same thing as a plain metal bedframe? If so, any mattress shop should be able to sell you a set for around $30. If not, ask at a mattress store anyway. They must know how you get those.
posted by nakedcodemonkey at 2:07 PM on January 16, 2005

I bought an antique spool bed at a flea market. I ended up making longer wooden side rails and slats to support the box spring. A fair amount of work, but worth it.
posted by fixedgear at 6:08 PM on January 16, 2005

Are the head and footboard of wood?

I think Nakedcodemoney may be onto something with using a metal bedframe as a skeleton to then attach the head and foot. You might also delve into a little woodworking. You will need rails milled at a hardwood supplier and attach an inner rail to carry the slats which will carry a box spring. Special bed rail hardware is used to attach the rails to the end boards. If metal... you'll need to be more specific for that answer.
posted by Dick Paris at 3:15 AM on January 17, 2005

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