Choose a center support based on bed’s type of side rail
Choosing a center support is easy on our website. Take a look at your current side rails. What are side rails? Side rails are the wood or metal pieces that run from the headboard to the footboard. No headboard or footboard? Side rails are the rails that support the length or long side of the bed. Are the side rails made of wood or metal?
If you have Wood Side Rails:
If the side rails are made of wood, choose from center supports designed for use with wood side rails. Make sure to choose a center support that matches the correct size of your bed, because many supports like the BedBeam are only designed for one specific size.
If you have Metal Side Rails:
Side rails made of angle iron metal (at left), require different bed supports. These center supports make installation easy on metal bed rails. They just wedge right onto the metal side rail requiring no drilling and very little skill!
Center Supports for Platform Beds:
Because platform beds often come with little support, we also have a center support, specifically designed to work with slat beds and platform beds, the Lazarbeam, by Knickerbocker. Available in full, queen, king, and California king sizes, use the Lazarbeam with slats for excellent support on platform beds.
Old-Fashioned Center Supports:
On beds made in the late 20th century, furniture manufacturers used a special type of metal bed rail. Metal, but painted to look like wood (see image above), these rails require a particular type of center support. Because none of our supports with this type of bed rail, shop for the proper supports from Garrett Supports. Those old wood-look metal bed rails become creaky over time. Consider replacing them with more modern wood bed rails and compatible center supports. Metal side rails replace metal wood-look rails, as well. These come with center supports, so it’s usually a less expensive option!