Divan beds.

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by Shaggy, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Shaggy

    Shaggy Active Member

    My sons bed had started to buckle due to no diagonal bracing in the frame. Does the black webbing stapled to the bottom of the bed have any function apart from hiding the cheap flimsy construction of what looks like thin bit of off cuts knocked together by a blind man??:mad:

  2. furious_customer

    furious_customer Active Member

    It certainly shouldn't be contributing anything to the structural integrity of the bed.
    You could probably add a brace and just prop it up with a vetical piece onto the floor.
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy Active Member

    When I get time at the weekend I'm going to put a couple diagonal braces in the frame and that should keep it going until after Christmas.
  4. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Lever up staples with a screwdriver and hammer then pull out with grips, remove material

    Then with some additional battens, screws and glue, you can make the bed frame stronger than it ever was from new

    Been there myself with kids beds being used as trampolines !

    Often the frame construction is simply stapled together using the absolute minimum amount of timber

    Spend an hour and possibly a fiver on timber and you should get several more years out of the bed :)
  5. masterdiy

    masterdiy Active Member

    Unfortunate name when talking about beds.
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  6. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    Wait until they become teenagers and boyfriends / girlfriends get brought home. I made all my kids beds to ensure they were stronger and the all important squeak free :oops:

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