I will construct a simple wooden bed, nothing fancy. The main concerns for it are quietness when moving, and stability to allow adding small hooks, latches and whatnot to the sides.
It'll be either of the two designs above. Is the assumption correct that creaking is caused by wooden surfaces rubbing against each other, and not by screws agains the wood? If yes, is it reasonable to add felt pads where beams/boards connect, like so?
Please note that the looks of it are only secondary, my main concern is its functionality. Wide boards can be added to the sides later to conceal whatever method to reduce noise. I'm currently limited to a very basic set of tools, but can invest into new equipment if needed.
Is this a good idea? What better ways are there to make a bed quiet?
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which seem to be related to a different kind of bed frame where the mattress is held up by a slatted frame resting on legs.