My antique squeaky bed!

by 861650
My antique poster bed is so nice but it squeaks at the headboard and foot board every time I move and I mean any small movement at all. I can turn my head and it squeaks. This type of bed, with the mattress and box springs sits up high, (30 1/2 inches) from the floor to the top of mattress. The height of the bed may not have anything to do with the squeaking but I thought I would mention it. Does anyone have a remedy?
  6 answers
  • Marcia Brazil Marcia Brazil on Jan 14, 2015
    Maybe try squirting some baby powder in the joints - that usually works on wood floors that squeak - maybe it will work on your bed frame. Hope this helps!
    • 861650 861650 on Jan 14, 2015
      @Marcia Brazil I would have never thought of baby powder! Thank you so much for the input. Did you know that baby powder will get rid of ants in your house! My mother had tiny ants coming into her kitchen for many years and we could never find where they were coming in. I found the info about baby powder on the internet and did not believe it! I sprinkled (thinly) along their route. After 3 to four days, they were gone. Best of all, no toxic chemicals were used.
  • MiLee Belasto MiLee Belasto on Jan 14, 2015
    Try spraying WD 40 on the joints.
    • 861650 861650 on Jan 14, 2015
      @MiLee Belasto Thank you for the tip! With your tip and the one above, I am going to try both.
  • Lora Feibel Dalton Lora Feibel Dalton on Jan 14, 2015
    You could also take out the bolts or screws holding it together and wrap a little fine steel wool on the bolt or screw, then put it back in. This will make the hole tighter and you'll have less room for the bolt or screw to wiggle and make noise.
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    • 861650 861650 on Jan 14, 2015
      Lora, I may try this but not today--I would have to take the bed apart first. However, I am making notes of your info-I have a DIY notebook that I place these types of helpful hints in.
  • Letha Letha on Jan 14, 2015
    Check to make sure nothing is loose.Old wood shrinks sometimes. It might need to be reinforced.
  • Janet Rivenbark Janet Rivenbark on Jan 16, 2015
    Try rubber washers between wherever metal meets metal or metal meets wood.\
  • 861650 861650 on Jan 16, 2015
    Wow! Would have never thought of this. You got other uses for rubber washers?