If you're planning to replace bedroom carpeting with wood flooring, you need to find a way to protect the new floor from damage caused by the bed's casters. Remove the casters and put your bed up on bed frame risers you make yourself. An added benefit is the extra under-bed space you'll gain.
Things You'll Need
- 6-by-6 soft lumber
- 2 inch drill bit
- Wood stain
- Protective felt pads
Cut four 5-inch lengths from 6-by-6-inch piece of lumber. If your bed has six legs, cut six 5-inch lengths.
Using a 2 inch diameter boring drill bit that will leave a flat bottom to the drilled hole, drill a vertical hole 2 inches deep into one end of each block.
Round off sharp corners with sandpaper.
Stain the blocks to match the floor color. Allow to dry completely before using.
Attach a felt pad to the bottom of each block.
Remove the casters, and place each leg of the bed frame into the hole bored in each block.
- Photo Credit Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images
How to Keep Your Bed From Rolling on Hardwood Floors
Whether your bed frame has wheels on each leg or just a post, bed frames move all too easily on a hardwood...
How to Protect a Wall From Metal Bed Frames
The sturdy construction of metal bed frames allows homeowners to use them for many years without the fear of breaking. One downside...
How to Protect Wood Floors With Felt Pads
Moving chairs back and forth on wood floors may leave scratch marks in the surface. The ends of chair and table legs...
How to Protect Wood Floors From Bed Legs
The finish on your hardwood floor comes with a topcoat that is designed to protect the floor from minor dings and scratches....