Furniture is important, but not as important as your safety. If the hardware gets lost or especially if it was missing, please contact customer service for replacements. A perfect fit is better than a good fit any day, and we usually have hardware in stock. We do not recommend using hardware from third party retailers, so please save yourself the trouble of a trip to the store and the hassle of finding a needle in a haystack. Hardware usually ships within 3-5 business days.