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How to Install a Bunk Bed Properly?

(Last Updated On: October 30, 2022)

The process of assembling a bunk bed often takes time and patience too. Such that most times two people need to work together.

You only have one set of hands and as you go on, you find out that it’s quite difficult to hold a piece of wood whilst trying to use a screwdriver at the same time.

While trying to get help, ensure to set up the bunk bed in the room it’ll stay in permanently. This is because once you have assembled it, fitting it through the bedroom door may be difficult.

These 8 Steps Help to Install Bunk Bed Properly:

Step 1

Create space for the job. Make an area in the room, unpack the box of the bunk bed, and keep the packaging outside to ensure enough space.

Step 2

Find out the instructions/manual and hardware. You often find them in a plastic bed attached to the railing of the bunk bed. Separate the hardware pieces into small bowls to avoid misplacing anyone and to make finding them when you need them very easy.

Step 3

Ensure to read the instructions carefully, noting the uses of the different parts, where they should fit in, and in the order to assemble them.

In some cases, most people prefer arranging the different parts and lining them up in order to avoid searching for anyone at each step.

Step 4

Assemble the bunk beds from the lower bunk first, attaching the side rails to the headboard and footboard. They come with bolts, nuts, and wrenches to hold the parts together and you’ll need them to attach these components.

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Make sure the bolts are tightened in all four corners, and then you can place the unit in its final position.

Step 5

Next, you insert the slats of the lower bunk into the side rails. Some banks have already made provisions for holes (predrilled holes) into which the slats are screwed.

Step 6

While the top bunk is on the floor, assemble the parts. Also, attach the side rails to the top footboard and headboard as well. Then, insert the slats using the bolts and nuts to attach the guard rails to the top bunk.

Step 7

With the help of your assistant, lift the top bunk into its position. You’ll also discover that lower bunks have predrilled holes as well for connector pins to hold the two units together. Lower the top bunk to the bottom bunk.

Step 8

Make an assembly of the ladder and connect it between the head and guard rail and you’re good to go.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, a bunk bed should be installed properly in order to avoid any problems down the road. By following these simple steps, you can install a bunk bed that is both quality and safe.

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