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How to Assemble a Platform Bed for Better Sleep

By Gfl

Before going to assemble anything, you need all the parts, screws, bolts, screwdrivers, a hex wrench, and so many other things ready to install. It helps you to put them together without consuming extra time and any trouble. If you don’t have all the essential stuff arranged, you may need to stop your installation or assembly in the middle of the job. So, make sure you have everything ready regarding the installation process of anything you like to assemble.

But in this article, we are going to show you the entire process on how to assemble a platform bed that helps you to comfy sleep on your lovely pillow bedding. You can do the whole process by yourself alone if you are confident enough or with the help of your friend. User manual or diagram is one of the most important things to assemble a bed as almost every company provides it with the shipping box for the customer to help them construct it quickly and without wasting valuable time by thinking what to do next.

There are many platform bed types out there on the market. Some of them are with headboard and footboard, without headboard and many more. But the installation process is almost the same for each platform bed.

First, you have to select the place where you want to assemble your platform bed. Make the space clean and suitable for the bed to be installed. The place should not be wet or dump. If it is the dump, your bed’s longevity may hamper. Another important thing you have to keep in your mind that the place is evenly plain so that the bed can sit perfectly. It prevents your bed from damaging in one side that will lead it to unusable.

Now, as all the preconditions of assembling a platform bed are almost ready to go, it is time to go ahead. If it is impossible for you to bring the huge shipping box to the right place you want to put the bed frame together alone, you can take help from others. It takes only 30-45 minutes (in most cases) to put a bed frame together.

Open the shipping box carefully and keep an eye on that all components with necessary bolts, screwdrivers, washer, a hex wrench, etc. are in the box. Otherwise, it may be difficult to put the bed together. If you see that everything is not in the box, you can contact the company’s representative and return it as soon as possible.

Some platform bed has four side rails whereas some other may have two. Some have headboard whereas others may not have. Some have center support rail. On the other hand, every platform bed does not have center support rail. But a center support rail makes your foundation strong and steady to use for many purposes. It helps your mattress live longer and protects your wooden slats from being broken.

Following some easy steps, you can easily assemble your platform bed alone. Besides, you can get help from their (companies) manual that comes with the shipping box. Nowadays, instructions are pictorial so that you can easily understand and assemble your platform bed alone.

Before jumping into the steps to assemble a bed frame, we need necessary components and other things ready to go further.

Components and other things:

  • Two/four Bed Rails
  • Headboard
  • Footboard
  • Wooden/metal slats (depend on your choice)
  • Center Support Rail (if have)
  • Cross Rails
  • Screws and Bolts
  • Screwdriver and a hex wrench

So, now, you have almost everything in your hand. Let’s go to follow the simple steps to do the job. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3 (we think).

Step 1

Start with the side rails and headboard. At the very beginning of the entire installation system, you have to lean the headboard against the wall and then fix the rails one after another. Use the hex wrench provided with the shipping box or a screwdriver to tighten the bolts.

Step 2

Repeat the same process with the footboard and another end of the side rails. Do not tight heavily at first until side rails are properly installed at the four mounting places of the head and footboard.

Step 3

Bring the center support rail and cross rail (if your model has the feature) in place and screw them well with the side rails and headboard and footboard as it stands strongly to allow the wooden slats to be placed on.

Step 4

Now it is time for the wooden slats to be spread on the bed frame. Almost every platform bed has Velcro-striped wooden slats to keep in place. Make sure you screw up the slats with the side rails so that they hold in place tightly and do not move. Use the provided hex wrench or screwdriver to tighten the bolts well.

Step 5

Some bed frames have wooden legs to be installed to the headboard and footboard for extra height. If your bed frame has legs, attach them to the headboard and footboard before attaching side rails with them. Otherwise, it may be difficult for you to fix them with your bed frame. Check everything for one more time to assure that everything is perfect. Make sure you have tightened all the bolts tightly so that the bed does not produce irritating noise. If you see that all are done, you can place your mattress on the platform bed and enjoy.

So, it is easier to assemble a platform bed by following few steps shown above. Besides, you can install it just following the pictorial instructions one by one that is very clear. One thing more that you can see in the diagram is that every component is numbered carefully so that you can easily without any trouble complete the whole installation at home without any help from the expert. But, you may not bring the heavy shipping box alone to the desired place you want to assemble it.

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