My new go to place for my DIY/Ms. Fix-It for odd jobs in the apartment, The Home Depot. The teen’s bed fell down a few months ago and I tried to fix it countless times with no luck. For some reason the wood support attached to the bed frame snapped in half. This caused the box spring to collapse to the floor. My first attempt to reinforce the wood screws and use the same supports, FAILED!
On my second trip to the lumber section of the store I decided to go with pine and not plywood. After figuring out I could use a 1″ wide x 4ft long piece of pine. The associate cut the slab into 3 sections. I discarded the existing supports and attached 2 of the 3 pine sections to the bed frame. My first attempt, FAILED! I used wood screws that were too short. Now back to The Home Depot to get longer wood screws, 1 1/4″ and 1 1/2″.
One thing I learned is don’t over think what tools are required. The screws only required a screwdriver not my power drill.
It pays to invest in a tool kit. I found this one at IKEA for $10 and these are the best wood screws. The size I used only requires a screwdriver.