I am planning to build a bed, I know all the sizes of materials I need and the costs and everything. However, I have run into a problem. How do I join the legs to the side rails in a strong manner? I thought I would use furniture bolts which are 125mm long, but I am concerned about drilling that deep. Most likely I will not be able to keep the drill straight and end up coming out from the side of the timber.
Any suggestions on how to make strong joints when connecting the legs to the side rails?
Use bedrail fasteners. They're rock solid and allow the bed to be easily disassembled and assembled with a rubber mallet. They make an incredibly tight connection with absolutely no wiggle. I've made several beds using these and swear by them.