Our queen mattress set is about 5 years old. We’ve enjoyed it except for our extremely noisy, creaky boxspring. We can’t move without setting off a horrible squeaky sound.
Well it only took us about 4 years to get to the bottom of it, and it’s our boxspring. After lots of searching on the internet ranging from the semi-helpful to the highly suggestive (wink, wink) comments, we decided to try to solve the problem.
We’re moving our mattress set into the guest bedroom as we upgrade to a king (more on that in the next couple of weeks), and we didn’t want our guests to suffer and deal with noise and creaks as they tried to sleep in our home.
First we pulled off the staples over the cloth to see what’s going on with the boxspring. I have to say that I cannot believe what a waste of money our boxspring was because it was basically a huge piece of cardboard, with wood and fabric around it.
We decided to try a couple of suggestions based on stuff I found on the web. The first was to spray WD-40 on the creaky areas…except it’s wood and thick paper. So that was a no go.
The next option was to take some of Brian’s old socks and shove them between the slats and the cardboard to see if that worked:
It seemed to help a little bit, but it was still noisy.
Another suggestion was to tighten the screws, except, if you look closely, our boxspring doesn’t have any screws to tighten.
In the end, we had to come up with our own solution. Brian drilled screws into the wood to tighten up everything. He added screws where the slats connected with the frame, and then around the edges.
We stapled everything back together, and it is pretty much all fixed except for one small spot at the foot of the bed that just would not cooperate.
Overall, it was a good lesson for us. The first is that I do not intend to buy a boxspring again because I cannot believe how it’s made and the price you pay for it. I also have to give us a little heckling because it took us this long to go and fix a relatively simple problem. I wanted to put our solution out there in case anyone is dealing with a noisy boxspring.
There you have it! Have you dealt with a noisy boxspring? How did you fix it?