Bed frames of different styles can make anyone puzzled. I faced
How to Put Together a Metal Bed Frame
Depending on my previous experience, I will show you how to put together a bed frame of metal and wooden made. This is now for a metal bed frame –
Set Up the Frame Legs
You are on the first movement. Find the frame legs and set them across from each other. Generally, metal bed frames hold two major segments, the right leg and the left leg. When setting up these legs, you need to leave enough space in the center area for the mattress setup itself.
Attaching Wheels to Frame Legs
Now attach wheels or feet to the frame legs that you
Pulling the Side Arms
Side arms are one of the most necessary parts of every bed. Each bed frame comes with strong and of course, robust side arms. Your metal bed frame also has side arms. Collect and pull them out of the already installed frame legs. Most of the bed frames house side arms inwardly the frame legs themselves for easy packing and assembly. Simply pull out the arms of the legs and carefully make them fully extended. Sometimes, the legs do not have already attached side arms. In this case, you have to attach those separately using nuts and screws.
Locking the Side Arms
It is time to lock the side arms with each other. If you can find out the protruding nubs and small holes on each side arm, just attach them together. Simply push the nubs through the secure holes. Some side arms come with only holes, and then you need to attach those using nuts and screws or attached metal plates.
If you have an adjustable frame, you need to use small holes matching to the dimension of your mattresses.
Attaching Center Support Beam
You should now know how to assemble
Using Protective Caps
Depending on the frame’s style, you need to use protective caps on the sharp edges of the metal bed frame. If your bed frame has small, sharp, exposed parts of the metal at the corner, wrap them with protective caps. Commonly, bed frames
Attaching Baseboard or Headboard
You can attach a baseboard or headboard if necessary. Many metal bed frames have headboards. If your bed frame has it, confirm that the board is fully expanded. You can connect the included legs to it using nuts and screws if need. For some nice bed frames, you can just glide the headboard’s legs into the slots of the main frame. For the rest, you may need using nuts and screws to attach.
How to Put Together a Wooden Bed Frame
I have already mentioned that almost all the bed frames can be assembled with the same instruction. The following points are for
Set Up the Headboard
First of all, place the headboard of the frame against the wall. If you have the taller wooden bed frame, place the headboard in opposition to a back wall or any strong surface. Placing the headboard against the wall is a good decision. Everyone knows that moving an assembled bed is not a comfortable thing.
Carefully handle these parts and ensure that the completed side points out as everyone will notice the side. Most of the headboards can easily lean or stand on their own. You may also take help from your friends to hold the headboards in place.
Attaching the Side Rails
The robust side rails make your bed very strong and secure. You are required to connect the side rails correctly to the frame’s headboard. Check the nearest part of the headboard and you will find the grooves or the small holes. You will see same amount holes on both sides, on the left and the right. Connect one side of the rails to each of the headboard’s side. Make sure that the completed side of rails points out. Some side rails can fall into place without any hassle. Though there are many side rails which require to be secured with integrated nuts and screws.
- If your side rails require screws to be protected, check for a tiny opening near the closing stages of each rail. Now add a screw from the back of the headboard into each tiny opening. And finally secure them with the nuts.
- You may require hooking the side rails onto the screws. Drive a screw into the selected part on each of the headboard’s side. Finally, connect the side rails to it.
- Based on the design of your bed frame, you may need to protect the side rails with protective metal brackets. Screw a chosen bracket onto each edge of the headboard. Lastly, screw the brackets securely to the side rails.
Attaching the Baseboard
Here you need to attach baseboard to side rails. Generally for the wooden frames, attaching the baseboard can be done using the same procedure as the headboard. The small difference is that the holes or grooves look a little different and smaller. Nuts or screws may be required to secure the board.
Attaching Beam Guides
If necessary, you need to attach beam guides or boards to the frame’s side rails. Many of the side rails have small holes, ridges or panels in them particularly designed to grasp center supports. If these are not available in your bed frame, you need to connect included beam guides using nuts and screws. Most bed frames have markings along the side rails that indicate suggested drilling spots. Drill a small hole in the wood and then connect your guides.
Some side rails come without any markings. In this situation, count the support guides or boards you have and connect them to the frame at the same distances.
Adding Support Legs
Support legs should be connected to the center beams. If the center beams have support legs, connect them before attaching the center supports with other parts of the frame. This may include only screwing the legs into the beams by hand. For the rest frames, you need to make a hole and connect the legs with a nut.
Connecting the Center Boards
I already discussed how to assemble bed frame with center support in the metal bed frame assembly section. Attach the beams or
If your bed frame has wooden support beams, keep them on the top of the frame. You can secure by sliding them into locking holes or grooves. If the bed frame has both central panels and support beams, secure beams first and then keep panels on the top.
Now you know exactly how to put together a bed frame with ease. Make sure that you are maintaining the following tips too.
- You will not want to move your bed frame frequently. Therefore, make sure that your bed frame is installed in the exact room.
- Some of the parts of the bed frame are heavy and large. Handle them with care so that nothing injurious happens with you.
- Your choice may be a bulky frame, take help from your friends to assist you assembling the frame safely.