Monday, January 18, 2016

How to Repair Japanese Futon Bed - Part 2 of 5 - The Wood Foot

By Gary Boutin

Tools and supplies: 
Angle brackets (Simpson Tie Bracket)  
Black oxide drill bit set
Bit holder with Phillip tip  
Dewalt electric drill  
Hex head lag screw 1/4 inch  
Ryobi 12 volt Cordless drill
Ryobi lithium batteries (2)
Ryobi electric radial saw with extension cords   
Titanium drill bit set

Michael works for a program called Uncommon Good that teaches students about green energy. His home is located in Upland, California, a beautiful neighborhood with mature trees in a rural setting. He had just purchased a century-old home and wanted to preserve its look. Being a principal member of Uncommon Good, he was using the house to teach others how to go green. He called my repair service to repair his Japanese futon bed.

This posts show the six steps to secure the futon feet. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the the hardware plugs have fallen out of the wood footer that houses the lag screws that keep the structure safe. 
Step 2: Fig.2 shows a top view of the lag screw and the plastic insert to keep it secure in the wood leg.

Step 3: Fig.3 shows a Stimson Bracket will be used to secure this bed. This one  is on the side securing the side board to the existing head board. The bracket was secured using self drilling metal screws.

Step 4: Fig.4 shows that now the other side is being done notice that the bit holder is screwing a screw into the metal frame.

Step 5: Fig.5 and fig.6 shows another bracket is placed in the middle of the bed frame.
 Step 6: Fig.7 shows another bracket is holding the corner firmly in place.

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