How to put a queen bed frame together

Do you know some people face a problem when they put a queen bed frame together? Because not long ago, putting together a queen metal bed frame was a huge undertaking. But These frames, together with the screws, bolts, and spacers that kept everything together, were now removed.

Nowadays, you can easily put the queen mattress frame by following some methods. In this article, First, I explain the main steps. Then I divide them into sub-topics so that you can understand them properly.

Let’s dive in for deep knowledge.

Two most helpful steps to put a queen bed frame:

If you follow these steps, it will be easy for you to put a queen bed frame.

Step 1: Building a Metal Frame for a Bed

1. Place the frame poles across from one other

The majority of bed frames are made of metal consisting of two primary segments. That is the lower leg as well as the upper. Place these legs in a row apart and leave enough space in the middle to accommodate the mattress to be placed.

2. Put the following feet or wheels to each of the frame legs:

 Seek out short beams from the legs made of metal. If you’re making an immobile bed frame, join the rubber or plastic feet on the legs. If you’re making an adjustable bed frame, you should connect the roller wheels. For the majority of bed frames, they can be connected without specific hardware. But certain models might require that you secure the wheels with screws and nuts.

3. Remove the side arms from the frame feet:

For easy packing and assembly, the majority of metal bed frames have their arms on the side of the legs made of metal. In this way, you just have to lift the arms away from the legs and check that you’ve extended them fully. If the legs don’t include sidearms already attached, then you’ll need to join the sidearms on their own by using nuts and screws.

4. Attach the side arms together as follows:

Check for tiny nubs protruding from the sides, and in the event that they exist, join the arms by pushing nubs through the holes. If the side arms don’t contain holes, then you might require connecting them with screws and nuts or metal plates.

  • If you’re making any adjustable frame for your mattress, you should use holes that correspond to the dimensions of the mattress.

5. Add a center support beam if necessary: 

A few bed frames are made of steel. Particularly those that join the sides arms with a metal plate include a center leg for support. Be sure to connect the legs or wheels to this leg and place it in the middle of the frame. If your legs or sidearms have grooves in their center, you can place the ends of your center leg into these grooves. If not, you can attach them with a screw and nuts.

6. Install protective caps to the bed frame’s edge:

When your frame has small pieces of exposed metal around the corners, you can cover the exposed pieces with caps that come with it. If your bed frame didn’t have caps, but it has exposed metal covered with several sheets of tape. By covering these areas, you will prevent your skin from scratching when you crash into the frame.

7. If desired, attach a headboard or floorboards:

Certain bed frames made of metal have bases or headboards. If the frame you have is one of them, ensure that the baseboard is completely extended. Then when necessary, fix any legs that are included by using nuts and screws. For some frames made of metal, it is easy to place the legs of the frame into slots in the bed frame. In other cases, you’ll have to align the legs by drilling holes into the bed frame before attaching the legs using nuts and screws.

step 2: Placing a Wooden Bed Frame Altogether

1. Place the footboard against the ceiling:

For a simpler assembly, put your headboard in a position that is against an exterior wall or any other sturdy surface. If you can, put it on the wall where it will be able to rest when completed and moved. Moving an unassembled bed frame isn’t a simple task. Be sure that the completed side of the frame is facing towards the wall, as that’s the view that people will be seeing.

  • Some headboards lean or stand in their individual ways. If not, you can grab someone else to help anchor it to the wall.

2. Install the headboard rollers as follows:

 Look for the tiny grooves or holes at the bottom of your headboard. It should be a similar quantity on the right and left sides. Attach one of the sides rails of your bed on each headboard side and ensure that the completed edge of each rail is towards the outside. Certain side rails simply drop into place, whereas other rails may require being secured using nuts and screws.

  • If you’re looking to secure your rails on the sides with screws, search for a small gap at the end of the rail. Install a screw from the back of the headboard to each of these openings and secure them using nuts.
  • If you want to attach your side rails to screws, simply push screws into the designated section on both sides of your headboard. Then join your side rails to it.
  • If you want to attach your side rails using steel brackets, put the brackets onto the ends of the headboard. Then connect the brackets to the respective side rails.

3. Join the baseboard to the side rails as follows:

 For the majority of wooden bed frames, it is possible to attach the baseboard by the same procedure as the headboard. Since the baseboard is smaller than the headboard, the holes or grooves could appear different. And the screws and nuts needed to secure the baseboard could be smaller. Make sure the unfinished edge of your frame is pointing in.

4. If required, secure board or column guides to the side rails:

 Certain side rails come with tiny holes, panels, or ridges to support the center support. In the event that your frame doesn’t have these, you will have to join the included guides by using nuts and screws. Check for marks along the rails on your sides that indicate recommended drilling locations and then make a hole in the wood, and then attach the support guides.

  • If the side rails aren’t marked with any markings, then count the number of guides for the support you have and connect them to the bed frame at equally long distances.

5. Add support legs to the centerboards or beams: 

If your beams or centers include legs for support, be sure that they are attached prior to connecting them to the frame. For certain bed frames, it is as simple as fixing the leg onto the beam or the board with your hand. For other frames, you’ll have to drill through the support and connect the leg by using the bolt.

6. Join the central boards or beams to the armrests

In the event that your frame is equipped with metal or wooden support beams. Place them across the frame at the same distances. If you have support panels made of wood instead, put them on the top over the bed frame. If you need to you, want to secure the supports using nuts and screws, as well as slide them in holes or locking grooves.

When your bedframe is equipped with both support beams for the center and panels, you can secure your beams first before laying your panels over them.

7. Test the frame using a level and a measuring tape:

Before putting a mattress over it, put an even level between your center support and side rails to ensure your bed frame isn’t tilted. If you have purchased a frame that is adjustable, make use of tape measures to make sure that it’s the right dimension for the mattress you’ve purchased.

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