Even the structural integrity of solid wood furniture can benefit from metal bracket systems. For the strongest and safest possible connects between load bearing components of your childs wood furniture look for metal on metal connections. Now, this may sound a little odd looking for metal on metal connections on your new solid wood kids furniture. However,these metal on metal connections are hidden after final assembly and prevent the weakening and widening of drill holes that can occur as the wood is used and ages. The metal on metal connections prevent this warping of the wood over time and helps ensure that these connection points remain tightly secure. Typically you would like to see these bracket systems connecting the side rails to the head and foot boards, since this is where the weight is being distributed.