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On the assumption that the metal L shaped length is there to support the slats: either two plates of thin plywood (3mm), one on either side, long enough so they don't block the lateral slats - so maybe 6" long, high enough to span top to metal, wth 4 bolts/nuts through, 2 either side - a good way away from the crack. If you can find some 1mm metal plate,...


Consider making a new rail from "real" wood. It looks like white oak may be a better match and less conspicuous than a patch across the crack.

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