I have an all wooden bed with two wooden side rails that have metal hooks at the ends for hooking them into the connections inside the headboard/footboard. The bed squeaks badly. I've tried wedging thin cardboard pieces at the end of each side rail/bed frame connection, but they work loose and the bed starts squeaking again. Any ideas for a remedy?

  • An image would help...
    – Solar Mike
    May 25, 2019 at 18:22
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    lubrication, such as candle wax
    – jsotola
    May 25, 2019 at 19:33
  • Are the rails made for the head board ? My bed had to tap with rubber mallet to tighten up and mallet to take apart. And little wax may help .
    – user101687
    May 25, 2019 at 20:18

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You could try lithium grease, but paraffin wax is less messy ;)

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