The Bed Claw Footboard Attachment Kit has been created just for this purpose. It comes in two sizes: one size for Twin or Full size beds (it has a 7" rail extension) and another size for Queen or King size beds (it has a 13" rail extension).
These Footboard Bracket Kits only work on bed frames that have holes in the side-rails for bolting on the footboard brackets; otherwise, some drilling may be required. The diagram below will illustrate how the Footboard Attachment Kit is installed:
Each Footboard Bracket is attached to its corresponding Side Rail with the Adaptor Rail and four hex bolts. The bolt-on footboard then attaches to the Footboard Bracket.
The basic Footboard Attachment Kit provides only for the attachment of a bolt-on footboard. However, if desired, a hook-on footboard may be attached by also purchasing the Adapto Hook Headboard & Footboard Attachment Brackets. This bracket bolts on to the newly installed Footboard Bracket and allows the hook-on footboard to be attached. The Adapto-Hook Headboard and Footboard Attachment Brackets lift the footboard so it is not subject to any weight stress.
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