twin bed modifcation

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Old 06-27-18, 12:20 PM
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twin bed modifcation

so i bought a user twin bed frame- (wood)- It has the slots in each end to insert the rails and pushes down basically- well the headboard piece is too big to fit in the area-
Is there a way to "make" another end for those side rail pieces to slide into? I guess I could mcgyver something with L brackets...... Looking for suggestions
 
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Old 06-28-18, 06:32 AM
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Not sure I fully grasp the issue, but maybe some help here:

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Old 06-28-18, 08:17 AM
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thanks- the headboard I bought is too big for the space..... I was thinking of making a new one on my own. I would have to make the "slits" myself so to speak so the rails clamp into the headboard- I think what you provided may work
 
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Old 06-28-18, 09:47 AM
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You can always hang the headboard on the wall with cleats, which you can buy or make them yourself.
 
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Old 06-28-18, 09:56 AM
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Not sure exactly what you need to do, what the headboard looks like or how much you need to cut off (that info might be helpful)... but it might be possible to cut out a section from the middle of the headboard... 4" for example... then butt those ends back together again, join them with glue and pocket screws, then use a 1x4 or similar to make a patch to cover the seam. Stain or paint it to match.

Box springs usually sit inside a frame so that they can't slide or shimmy, but yours will cantilever over the edges if you shorten the headboard.
 
 

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