Lofted bed frame – While attractive, versatile and inexpensive wooden bed frames are less durable than metal bed frames. An easy way to maintain the desired appearance and versatility of a wooden bed frame while also raising the life span is to force a older, dilapidated wooden bed frame with steel corner struts and updated hardwood cross-boards. With a little help from the local metal warehouse, steel cross members are relatively cheap and easy to build.
How to fix wood lofted bed frame, remove the old wooden bed frame infrastructure. Sure up all bed post to bed runner joints, ensure a firm bed frame outline. Cut two 90 degree steel angles stretches to length. The length of the struts is determined by the length of the bed frame. Cut the struts 2 inches smaller than the length of the mattress box spring. Drill a series of 3/16 inch holes along one side of the 90 degree steel shears; the holes should be 3 to 4 inches apart (these holes are used to attach 90 degree struts to the bed frame lateral board). Long to the opposite side of 90 degree strut Drill four 1/4 inch holes equally spaced along the underside of the corner strut (these holes are used to cross the hardwood boards at the corner strut bolt).
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Using 1 1/4 inch grabber screws screw the metal struts on the bottom frame bed frame to the side frame runner boards. Cut four hardwood cross boards. The length of the shelves is determined by the width of the wooden lofted bed frame. Cut the shelves 1/2 inches smaller than the width of the mattress box frame. Drill and counter-sink one hole at each end of the hard wooden cross boards and screw them to 90 degrees. Tips and warnings. Most metal warehouses will cut your angle steel struts to length as pre-drill the 1/4 and 3/16 inch mounting holes.