Asked on Feb 19, 2018

How do I remove bed headboards? Especially once that are stuck on.

by Julia

purchased new headboards for two beds but they will not move with any tool that I have tried

  8 answers
  • 25593779 25593779 on Feb 19, 2018

    The headboard on one of my beds is set into vertical slots on each side of the bed frame. A good, strong, yank, upward will slide it out of the slot. Yours may be different but it's worth a try.

  • Susan krom Susan krom on Feb 19, 2018

    are you sure you have removed them from bedframe? Also generally nowadays the headboads come in two pieces-does that have any type of attachment to itself about half way down the leg of i?

  • Sassy Sassy on Feb 19, 2018

    You do need to see how the headboards are attached to the rails...careful with just assuming there are vertical slots, often times they are screwed into the rails. You are going to need a flashlight and get under the bed to see how they are attached.

  • Sharon Sharon on Feb 19, 2018

    The headboard could be fastened to the metal bed rail at the bottom with wing nuts, or a bolt and nut on each side. The headboard could also be fastened to the wall with a French cleat, slide upwards along wall to see if it comes off the cleat, and then there will be another section of it fastened to the wall.

  • Cindy Cindy on Feb 19, 2018

    Headboards are put in one of two ways. It is either affixed to the bed frame or it is attached to the wall. Best of luck to you.

  • Rick Rick on Feb 19, 2018

    Are you looking to take off old headboards & install new ones. Most all of beds have the same frame under them and it isn't real hard to get the bolts loose. You might need a friend that has some tools that will help you.

  • Amir Hyman Amir Hyman on Jan 03, 2023

    Removing a bed headboard can be a bit tricky, especially if it is stuck or stuck fast to the wall. Here are some steps you can try:

    1. First, take a look at the back of the headboard and see if you can spot any screws or bolts that are holding it in place. If you see any, try using a screwdriver or socket wrench to remove them.
    2. If the headboard is attached to the bed frame with screws, you may need to remove the bed frame itself in order to get the headboard off. If the bed frame is bolted to the headboard, you will need to use a wrench to loosen the bolts before you can remove the headboard.
    3. If the headboard is attached to the wall with screws or bolts, you will need to use a screwdriver or socket wrench to remove them. If the screws or bolts are stripped or stuck, you may need to use a penetrating oil (such as WD-40) to help loosen them up.
    4. If none of these methods work and the headboard is still stuck, you may need to enlist the help of a professional furniture mover to help you remove it.

    I hope this helps!