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Old 03-13-2009, 02:09 AM
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I've often wondered about using those, but I'm leery of how much holding power the screws would have in the end grain of the bed rails. So they really work, do they?
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:32 AM
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So far they hold
The male part is getting screwed onto the bed rails with (in this case) 3/4" x8 screws. The female part needs at least 1 1/8"x8 screws. Overall they are easy to install. But the main reason why I'm using those and not anything else, is that they are very user friendly--my clients don't need any tools for the set up or take down. A great selling point!

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Old 03-13-2009, 03:29 AM
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Now the pictures are as nice as the furniture. I especially like the bench too.

The bed frame has a feature that really bugs me about bed frames in general, a hard post that sticks out beyond the mattress at the foot of the bed. My toes have had enough of that.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:42 AM
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Good point about the "hitting" danger on foot boards! That's the reason why , for this model, I made it flush with the mattress. Nothing will be sticking out.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:46 AM
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Oops.

Okay, I'll take the convenient excuse that without the mattress I can't tell how far the foot projects. Thanks for thinking of feet.
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:07 AM
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he he no worries I will send you a PM with a link to a picture gallery were you can see it better.

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Looks great Andreas

How easy is it to get the Eco Friendly Products such as Bamboo in Canada? I see the website you provided has a contact name within Canada but I was wondering about lead time

Dan Clermont
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:56 PM
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Looks great Andreas

How easy is it to get the Eco Friendly Products such as Bamboo in Canada? I see the website you provided has a contact name within Canada but I was wondering about lead time

Dan Clermont

Really easy to buy. Here in Victoria you can get it at PJ-Whites or at Raimer.
In Vancouver you have to go to Greenworks :
Greenworks Building Supply

But be warned it's not cheap! The going rate for a 4x8 is around $300, some times even more! The bench in the picture even though it's not big, has materials worth around $400 in it!
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:28 AM
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I always liked the bamboo look too. I book marked yor supplier website. Is that the same site I would use if ever I wanted to order some, or do I contact them to find a more local supplier?
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:43 PM
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I believe they want you to go through a retailer...
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