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Chris Short23/01/2008 23:25:00
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In this months Woodworking Plans and Projects, there is a plan for a Mission Style bed. To join the rails to the head and foot boards they use knock down fasteners. Now for all the beds that I have made in the past I have usde mortise and tenon joints for these connections, but I quite like the idea of using the fasteners for my current project. I have searched the web for them but can only find them in the US. I have emailed the editor of the mag and he says that he got them from Screwfix. I have trawled the screwfix website with no luck.

Have any of you guy any ide who sells them in the UK



Woodworker23/01/2008 23:34:00
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Hi Chris, are these what you're after?

Bed bolt nuts at Axminster
Olly Parry-Jones24/01/2008 12:22:00
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These may be of use to you:

Chris Short24/01/2008 15:29:00
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Thanks guys but neither are correct. These are the babies!!!!

Chris Short24/01/2008 15:29:00
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These are the preffered mortised type, however, similar will do.
Woodworker24/01/2008 15:43:00
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Have you tried
Chris Short24/01/2008 16:03:00
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Hafele do stock a version of theis item but it is a non-mortised version. I have ordered a couple of sets from Faber and Smith just to see what they are like. Ideally, I would like to get hold of the ones in the picture.
Keith Smith24/01/2008 18:13:00
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I made a bed a couple of years ago and used mortised fixings, but I had to import them from Rockler in the US. The fixings available in the UK, even from Hafelle, are nothing like the same quality.
Chris Short24/01/2008 19:14:00
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Hi Keith

The picture above is from the Rockler website. The fasteners look excellent and are quite cheap $10.99, But it costs up to $80 to ship them. Thats why Im trying to find a UK distributor. 

Sparky24/01/2008 19:56:00
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Woodcraft do them too.

>>>> knock down fasteners <<<<

Sparky24/01/2008 19:57:00
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Should of added:

Merchandise Total: $10.99Estimated Shipping: $6.99Order Total: $17.98

Keith Smith24/01/2008 23:11:00
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Ah unfortunately sparky, shipping to the US at $6.99.

 Chris I emailed them and got them sent via land/boat or very slow plane and they didn't charge anything like $80. It would be worth contacting them, they are very helpful.

Mike Riley25/01/2008 00:33:00
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Isaac Lord have the non morticed type. From experience they are easy to fit and work perfectly well.

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Cheers Mike 

steve h05/02/2008 10:19:00
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I have been searching for ages for these - thanks very much guys - i should have known better & put a post on the forum.

The little one (young daughter) wanted a mid sleeper bed & decided to base it on a swedish style bed - wanted it to be knock down & would have saved myself a HUGE amount of time and effort having to cut mortise & tenons for the whole lot.

 Well its nearly done now, and we are about to move, so i can build the next one a bit faster, still saved myself about £250 on the retail by building it.

I went to Browns timber in Blackburn, which was a recommendation by you guys, good outfit and they don't sting me for being a hobbyist (retail)

 Thanks again

George Arnold23/02/2008 22:20:00
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Hi All Have you looked in Ironmongry Directs catalogue  they have listed knock down fittings  the contact no is 0845 450  0020 or www. IronmongersDirect .com they have a tremendous selection of ironmongery and an excellent service

Best of luck George

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