F.A.Q About Wood Bed Rails
Where do I find replicas of the rails currently on my bed?
The first step when searching for replacement wood rails is to contact the manufacturer. (Tip: Save your papers when buying a new bed set, a lot of times the name of the manufacturer is not located on the bed itself.) Sometimes, they will sell you the exact set of rails for your bed, as long as the bed is still in production. Without the manufacturers help though, it would be easier to find a needle in a haystack than to find matching rails for a decorative bed. But don’t worry, you have other options!
What do I do if I don’t know the producer of the bed?
Your best, and most cost efficient bet is to settle on some replacement rails like the ones pictured below. While they are not the best looking things in the world, you can stain them. They also feature a pretty thick cleat (inside lip) to attach a center support to, which you will definitely want to do.
How can I make sure they will fit my bed?
If you purchase them from The Sleep Shop we have a template that you can print out on your computer. Then you can cut the template out (I would recommend tracing it onto something a little more substantial than paper, such as cardboard) and actually hook it into your bed. If the template fits, the rails will work for you. However if it doesn’t, the rails will not work for your bed.
What colors are available?
The only option we have available is an unfinished style. However, they are very easily stained, so you could transform them into what ever color you desire!
What are the rails made of?
The rails are made from a laminated hardwood with the top edge being veneer banded. The term “laminated” doesn’t exactly sound like it can be stained, but the term is actually describing the process in which the wood was pressed. They are 100% stain-able.
What do I do if I have a headboard and footboard that require bolt on rails?
Currently, the only option available for wood rails is hook-on. If you have bolt-on rails, you may need to consider going to metal rails.
If you have any other questions, you can call us at 1-800-905-6252!