I was wondering what method is your first choice…??
I have been using the slide together metal bed rail fasteners and am reasonably pleased with them. No client complaints, quick to install – no mortice and tenons to cut, no holes to drill. Visually no bolt covers and easy to take apart.
On my own bed (maple 6”x6”) I have noticed the screws need to be retightened over the seasons. Not a big deal but…. on my current commission I am considering going to a mortice and tenon secured by interior pocket screws for dissassembly….
More work for no gain? Think I just aswered my own question… what do you think?