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I have a broken bed that I need to take apart to haul it to junk. How do i unscrew the screw in the picture? THere are several screws like that in the bed frame. screw in bed frame

  • Do you think you can get a better picture of it? Also, knowing what the bed frame is (manufacturer and model name) could help. – Hari Ganti Jan 6 '17 at 8:32
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    Look close, is the small center hole hexagonal, to accept a hex wrench? – Jimmy Fix-it Jan 6 '17 at 8:33
  • And if it's not hexagonal, are the six bits around the outside of the hole recessed, so you could jam a slightly open set of needle-nosed pliers in there and turn the fastener? – Joe Jan 6 '17 at 14:10
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    If you're going to junk it, you could just unscrew it with a hammer. ;) Take it outside or lay down some floor protection and go nuts. It looks like press-board; it'll snap in half if you even look at it funny. – Mazura Jan 6 '17 at 22:46
  • Thanks. I have put a followup here diy.stackexchange.com/questions/106144/how-to-repair-broken-bed – Captain Jack sparrow Jan 9 '17 at 7:51
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This looks like a cam lock which holds onto the head of a bolt in the plane of the wooden piece. Ikea furniture is fastened this way. Turn it counter clockwise to a stop and it will release the bolt.

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I think you're on the wrong side. The center is the wrong end of a machine screw. The perimeter is a pressed-in nut.

Look on the other side, I bet you'll find the screw head.

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