How to Anchor Bunk Beds

Wobbly bunk beds are an easy fix.

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Although most bunk beds are naturally stable despite their unavoidable wobble, many parents prefer to take no chances when it comes to the safety of their children. Fortunately, anchoring a bunk bed to the wall is a 10-minute job that uses tools many people already have at home.

Anchoring bunk beds is well within the abilities of even those who are brand new to home maintenance.

Use your stud finder to find a point where a strut or rail in the bunk bed frame crosses a wall stud.

  • Although most bunk beds are naturally stable despite their unavoidable wobble, many parents prefer to take no chances when it comes to the safety of their children.
  • Use your stud finder to find a point where a strut or rail in the bunk bed frame crosses a wall stud.

Measure the width or diameter of the bunk bed component at that point.

Buy a C-bracket of a size that matches the measurement you took in Step 2.

Place the C-bracket over the bunk bed component so its screw holes line up with the wall stud.

Screw the C-bracket in place using your power drill with screwdriver bits. This is easier if you have a friend hold the bracket in place while you drill.

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