How to Elevate a Bed Frame and Protect Wood Flooring

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.
A bed skirt will hide your homemade risers.A bed skirt will hide your homemade risers.
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.

Step 1

Cut four 5-inch lengths from 6-by-6-inch piece of lumber. If your bed has six legs, cut six 5-inch lengths.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Round off sharp corners with sandpaper.

Step 4

Stain the blocks to match the floor color. Allow to dry completely before using.

Step 5

Attach a felt pad to the bottom of each block.

Step 6

Remove the casters, and place each leg of the bed frame into the hole bored in each block.

Things You Will Need

  • 6-by-6 soft lumber
  • 2 inch drill bit
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood stain
  • Protective felt pads