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How to Stop a Wooden Bed From Creaking

Updated February 21, 2017

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

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

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

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Things You'll Need

  • Tightening tool
  • Wood glue
  • Commercial lubricant

About the Author

J. Johnson has been completing freelance writing work since September 2009. Her work includes writing website content and small client projects. Johnson holds a degree in English from North Carolina State University.

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