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Picture wanted of the wood sides
#1432292 Sat Dec 04 2021 07:10 AM
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I would like to add wooden planks on the side of the bed. But how you fix the vertical ones on the bed? I have no holes orso to fix them though. If i stick one in from the top if falls out in the bottom 😁

Who has a picture where i can see the inside of the bed and how its fixed?
Thanks

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Robby45 #1432303 Sat Dec 04 2021 01:55 PM
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Normally the vertical slats drop into the bed pockets at the corners.


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Re: Picture wanted of the wood sides
TUTS 59 #1432304 Sat Dec 04 2021 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by TUTS 59
Normally the vertical slats drop into the bed pockets at the corners.

The horizontal slats keep the upright posts (slats) from falling thru.


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Re: Picture wanted of the wood sides
Phak1 #1432308 Sat Dec 04 2021 02:57 PM
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Aaah ok. I was wondering indeed. Because if you put a vertical slat in the come out at the bottom haha

So the horizontal planks will rest on the side of the bed?

Thanks

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Robby45 #1432310 Sat Dec 04 2021 03:14 PM
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Robby I also made a wooden rack on the sides. For the sides i used wood slightly bigger than the hole itself, after that I shaved a bit of the underside so that it goes in the holes. The wooden beams i used were from the Karwei. If you want i can give you the dimensions and detailed photos of the rack.

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Re: Picture wanted of the wood sides
Robby45 #1432311 Sat Dec 04 2021 03:18 PM
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Thanks. Will do that! Did you use a special kind of wood?

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Robby45 #1432315 Sat Dec 04 2021 03:25 PM
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I don't know what kind of wood it is. It think it is sparrenhout (bouwhout).

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Robby45 #1432323 Sat Dec 04 2021 04:22 PM
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I just used screws on the inside of the pockets.

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Robby45 #1432388 Sun Dec 05 2021 07:13 AM
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The AD trucks came from the factory with sheet metal stops welded in part way down the stake pocket. My bed also had thru holes front to back just above the bottom of the stop.
But the stops in mine had been beaten out by whatever they put in the pockets and there were holes in the aprons below the stake pockets. All that is getting fixed, including new stops that I had fabricated.

The first pic shows one of the stops sitting above where it goes in the stake pocket, and the holes thru both the stake pocket and the stop for a thru-bolt.
The second pic shows my dimension sketch for fabbing new stops. An ex-employee worked for a company that has a 30 ton press brake, and offered to bend them up for me.
Pic #3 is the new stops painted and ready to go in.

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Re: Picture wanted of the wood sides
Robby45 #1434345 Wed Dec 22 2021 02:56 AM
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I used the same method as Hookalatch, with a countersunk head wood screw in the side of the pocket, then painted it the same colour as the sides. Virtually invisible.

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