How to Fix a Creaking Bed Frame

Don’t Let a Noisy Bed Frame Keep You Up at Night!

A noisy bed frame can make the relaxation needed for sleep difficult to reach. Don’t let creaking and squeaking keep you awake at night! There are several ways to fix a creaking bed frame, from tightening screws to shimming a loose foot. Here are a few ways to troubleshoot why your bed frame is making a racket.

Tighten Screws or Bolts

The most obvious answer to fix a creaking bed frame is to check that all of the screws or bolts holding the bed frame together are tight. If they are loose they can cause the different pieces of the frame to rub against each other, causing creaking. And if you have a pesky screw that won’t tighten, you can put a washer on it to hopefully fill the gap. In case that isn’t possible (for instance if it’s stripped), you can take soft/flexible Wobble Wedge® plastic shims and wedge them between the two pieces of the frame that the screw is holding together. The soft plastic will fill the gap and cushion the two pieces so that they won’t rub against each other.

Place a Wobble Wedge plastic shim between the two pieces that are moving.

Wedge it!

Wooden bed frames might not have many screws or bolts that could cause the issue. So one option is to place soft/flexible Wobble Wedge® plastic shims in between the mattress and the frame. Locate the spot that’s causing the noise and place our soft plastic shims as needed to dampen the creak. The soft plastic will act as a cushion, keeping the mattress and frame from making contact. You can also place soft/flexible Wobble Wedges® around the slats if they are causing the issue. Use the plastic shims to pad the wooden slats from making contact with the rest of the frame. 

Check the Feet and Legs

Don’t forget to check the feet and legs of the bed frame, as they can be the culprits too! If the leg is loose and can’t be tightened, shim the space between the leg and the frame with a soft plastic Wobble Wedge®. Depending on how large of a gap, you could use a Mini or a Standard wedge. A bed frame leg that lifts off the floor can be noisy too. So slip a Wobble Wedge® under the leg to keep it from rocking. If the foot of the frame is moving around this can also make noise; place a soft Wobble Wedge® plastic shim under the foot. The patented interlocking ridges of Wobble Wedges® can grip the flooring and keep the foot in place.

Plastic shims