The storage area under the rear bed platform is fairly limited so I added some folding brackets to raise it another 7". This allows me to easily lower it when we need the bed. It's strong enough to support the weight of an adult and sits very securely once the wing nuts are tightened. Worked out really well so I thought I would pass it along.
It looks like you are using wing bolts, not nuts. And, unless I'm mistaken, the reason you need to tighten the wings in to keep the shelf brackets from folding and causing the bed to collapse.
I think you would accomplish the same thing if you simply had some threaded rod sticking out of the threaded inserts. Once the rod is in the hole on the bed rails, the brackets can't collapse and no need to get under there and install or remove the wings. Of course, the platform could lift up and then collapse, but gravity is pretty good at keeping things down and it would take a really big whoopdeedoo to lift the bed off the rails. And, a longer piece of threaded rod would stop that.
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