Monday, December 31, 2012

Assemble A Metal Queensize Bed Frame

Every bed needs a frame to support it.

Most metal queen-size bed frames also are twin-size and full-size. The only difference is that the metal frame comes with special extenders that make the twin/full bed frame into a queen-size frame. They are relatively easy to assemble, but if you're not careful, you can bruise your fingers and get cuts or scrapes. Assembling a metal bed frame is better left to an adult with the proper tools. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Mount the headboard brackets to the shoulder rivets at the end of the side rails. Secure the headboard brackets by passing a bolt through each of the two holes between the bracket and the rivets. Screw a washer and nut on each bolt. Fasten the nut and bolt with a wrench. The headboard brackets can be installed facing left or right, depending on the size of the headboard.

2. Slide an end cap onto the end of each side rail. The end cap will protect the metal from tearing your sheets or cutting you if you graze against it hard enough. Swing out the two cross arms on each side rail to make a 90-degree angle.

3. Lay the two side rails on the ground parallel to each other. Connect the side rails by inserting the two pegs on each cross arm into the two holes on the end of the cross arms of the opposite side rail. Once the pegs are in the holes, pull the side rails in opposite directions to lock the pegs in the holes.

4. Lay the cross support between the side rails in the center; look for a hole on each side rail where the cross suppport will attach. Line up the holes on the cross support and the side rails. Put a bolt into each hole. Place a washer and nut onto each bolt. Tighten the bolts with a wrench to secure the cross support in place.

5. Insert the gliders or wheels that came with your bed. Insert the downward-pointing bed frame leg into the hole of each slider and gravity will secure the slider onto the leg. For wheels, insert the plastic socket into each frame leg, then insert a wheel into each plastic socket.

Tags: side rails, side rail, cross support, each side, each side rail, headboard brackets