Matthew & Galoots et al, I'd be
very concerned about crawling
between the sheets on that bed rail without new wood! Even
normal size people put a tremendous strain on those connectors
and the wood in which they are imbedded. "Breaking the bed" is
dangerous and sometimes embarrassing.
As newlyweds we got a lesson in
applied physics within a couple weeks of the wedding. My tiny
wife came with a 4 poster bed which appeared pretty sturdy.
within a month of the wedding, and at 250lbs, I made a jump into
the bed as we were frolicking. The frolicking came to a
screeching halt as the metal rail gave way, the slats went
flying and we and the rest of the bed hit the floor.
That would have been embarrassing
enough, but as a new teacher with no money to buy a new bed the
only cure was to have the rail straightened and reinforced. We
took it to our late friend's father - the welder and his wife. The rails just fit windshield to back window in the Datsun
sedan. I think he charged me $7 because the story was priceless
and became part of local folklore much to our chagrin.
Glad to see that
Galoots haven't solved all the problems in my absence.
Paul in Normal