Our bed groans louder than we ever could
January 28, 2014 12:41 PM Subscribe
We have a magically wonderful queen-sized pillow top mattress and box springs which we love. But the basic metal frame underneath is relentlessly noisy, making every shift of weight, every instance of us getting up or lying down into a series of creaks and squeaks that can be heard all through the house. Worst of all, it's not even possible to have sexytime without the whole house hearing the bed.
We need a quieter bed and could use some advice.
posted by DirtyOldTown to Shopping (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We're disinclined to buy a complete bed because we already have a nice wall-mounted headboard of which we're pretty fond. We're not opposed to it, but since we already have something nice that we're in no hurry to discard, it seems like a waste.
-We greatly enjoy the height we get from having the mattress/box spring combo on a frame and are loathe to move closer to the floor.
-I am a super-sized person (close to 300 lbs.) and my partner weighs 200-ish. We recognize that our combined weight may be taxing to a cheap metal frame and could be causing the issue.
-If we did buy a complete bed, it would have to be without a footboard, as we hate the damned things.
So what options should we consider if we want a bed frame that will: keep the mattress elevated; accommodate 500 lbs. worth of sleeping people; possibly pair with a pre-existing headboard; and critically, not transmit our every movement in creak/squeak form to everyone in the house?
What should our budget be? Can we keep it low? Any specific recommendations? Where should we be looking?