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Old 12-03-2011, 01:36 AM   #1
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Building a bed frame

Would a 15 ga nail be enough holding power to build a bed frame?


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Old 12-03-2011, 06:43 AM   #2
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Not really----For an item of furniture --especially a bed---glue and clamps will give you the longest life and least failure---

Modern wood glue is stronger the the wood that it joins---no other fasteners should be needed--

A bed should be able to be disassembled for moving--so some thought should go into that in the design.

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Originally Posted by Justins1171 View Post
Would a 15 ga nail be enough holding power to build a bed frame?
Only a doll house bed frame.
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
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15 gauge is a trim nail size.
I've never once used nails of any kind when building any type of funiture. Glue, and screws using my Kreg tool to predrill the holes at an angle.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:31 PM   #5
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no way man, Like posted above, they are usually made to disassemble. Rockler sells hardware kits that you will need to fabricate bed frames. They are priced reasonably there but you can probably get them cheaper elsewere on the net
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