How to Stop a Wooden Bed From Creaking

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How to Stop a Wooden Bed From Creaking
A wooden bed frame can have a creaking problem. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

A wooden bed frame can be an excellent addition to a bedroom in your home. This type of bed frame has a classic look that can work in any bedroom, from the master bedroom to a child's room to the guest room. However, no one will be comfortable within the wooden bed if there is an excessive creaking problem. There are a few things you can try to help stop a wooden bed from creaking.

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Things you need

  • Tightening tool
  • Wood glue
  • Commercial lubricant

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  1. 1

    Check all the joints and fittings of the wooden bed carefully. Make a note of any that seem to have come loose. They could be causing the creaking problem.

  2. 2

    Tighten screws or bolts on the wooden frame that have come loose using the appropriate tool, such as a wrench or pliers.

  3. 3

    Glue any areas in place that have come loose but that are not connected with metal hardware. Use strong wood glue.

  4. 4

    Use a commercial lubricant product on any joints or bolts that could be causing the creaking problem.

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