Although attractive, versatile and cheap, barn wood bed frame is less durable than metal bed frames. An easy way to maintain the desired look and versatility of a wooden bed frame. While also increasing its longevity, is to re-enforce a shabby, wooden bed frame with angled steel and wood uprights. Transverse planks. With a little help from the local metal store, the steel crossbars are relatively cheap and easy to build.
Remove the old frame infrastructure from the wooden bed. Clear any bedpost to the bed runner joints, securing a sturdy perimeter frame to the bed. Cut two angular steel struts 90 degrees in length. Drill a series of 3 / holes 16 inches along one side of the steel struts 90-degree angle. The holes should be 3 to 4 inches apart (these holes are used to attach the braces 90-degree angle to the structure of the side bed stirrup).
Use of 1 screw video 1/4-inch screw the metal brackets on the bed frame with the bottom corner plates flush with the side channel bed frame. Cut four wooden crossed planks. The length of the planks will be determined by the width of the wooden bed frame. Cut the planks 1/2 inch shorter than the width of the mattress frame. With a drill and countersink a hole at each end of the hardwood cross planks and bolt to the struts 90-degree angle.