NY Good Questions: How Can I Quiet This Old Wooden Bed?

NY Good Questions: How Can I Quiet This Old Wooden Bed?

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Maxwell Ryan
Dec 4, 2007

Hello AT,

I've been blessed with a lovely walnut Eastlake bed. Unfortunately, my downstairs neighbor hates all of us, because the bed is extremely squeaky.

We get glared at every time we pass in the hall, and while I am not willing to modify my life, I would love suggestions on how creaky old wooden beds can be quieted...

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I have tightened all of the screws, but since it is such an old bed, the mattress just barely fits on the frame with no boxspring.

The slats are half pine and half oak (or something strong) and I fear that gluing all of the connections might cause the wood to split under pressure. Any ideas?

Thanks! Elizabeth

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