How to Anchor a Loft Bed to the Wall

Loft beds are built to be safe and sturdy. However, with age or a missing component, they can get wobbly. In most cases, a wobbly loft bed is safe, but most parents would rather err on the side of caution. Mounting the bed to a wall stud is the easiest and fastest way to stabilize a loft bed. This project should take no more than 10 minutes once you gather your supples.

Step 1

Slide a stud finder across the wall and find a stud near a bed post on each of the two walls of the corner in which the loft bed is set up.

Step 2

Set your L brace or C brace in position on a bed post and corresponding stud. Mark the wood and wall through the screw holes with the tip of a wood screw.

Step 3

Drill pilot holes in the wall and bed post, using a drill bit 1/8 inch narrower than the diameter of the screws.

Step 4

Drive in a drywall anchor with a hammer to provide a solid mount for the screws if any of the pilot holes miss a stud.

Step 5

Screw the brace into position, using the power drill. Repeat steps 2 through 5 for the other brace and stud.