How to Fix a Squeaky Wooden Bed

A squeaky wooden bed creaks and sighs when you get into it or out of it, and when you move in your sleep. A severely squeaky wooden bed can prevent you from getting a good night's sleep and if it is loud enough, it can even disturb the people who are sleeping nearby. Because a squeaking bed won't get better on its own, take the time to fix it as soon as you hear a slight squeak, rather than waiting for the noise to become loud and irritating.

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A squeaking wooden bed frame can lead to poor sleep.

Step 1

Pull the bed away from the wall so that you can see it clearly.

Step 2

Remove the mattress from the bed and prop it against a nearby wall, giving you good access to the entire wooden frame.

Step 3

Tighten all the screws on the wood frame.

Step 4

Unscrew any nuts and bolts and set a washer between them, which will give them a tighter fit.

Step 5

Replace any nuts and bolts that you removed, with the washer between the nut and the surface of the wood bed.

Step 6

Dust the joints of the wooden bed lightly with talcum powder, which lubricates the joints and prevents them from rubbing against one another.

Step 7

Replace the mattress and test it for squeaking.

Step 8

Take the bed frame apart completely and then put it back together again if the squeaking persists.


Lanh Ma

Lanh Ma is a professional writer living in Wisconsin. She has been creating professional Web content since 2007 as well as occasionally publishing fiction. Ma holds one bachelor's degree in political science and another in media studies.