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You will need:
- Rubber Mallet
- Block or wood or a towel
- Screwdriver or electric screwdriver with a phillips head bit to match the screws (included)
- Felt pads to put under the feet if necessary
- These Instructions
- A Helper
Step One. Push together the headboards and footboards.
These beds originally were made as two separate narrow beds, still commonly found in Europe today. There were pegs to push the two independent beds together to function as a larger bed. We still use the existing pegs to join the beds. Sometimes, Borge will add biscuit joining and a board for added stability, but generally it suffices to use a metal hardware piece leftover form the bed conversion.
During the conversion, the original middle side rails and brackets are moved. The outer bed side rail support brackets are moved into a position to resize to American queen measurements.
The photo below shows how the bed bracket has been moved to the proper position on the headboard and of course on the footboard as well.
Place your headboards together leaning up against the wall. Push the dowels firmly together. No need to glue. A clamp is handy, but not necessary.
Step Two. Secure the bed pieces.
Borge has different ways to complete assembly. Sometimes, he uses metal brackets and sometimes wood.
Here is how to assembly using little boards:
Find the included board with predrilled holes. Your screws will be taped to this board. Hold the board with arrow up!
Start on the right and drill the screw all the way through then find the predrilled hole in the headboard and affix...
And if you we have provided you with metal brackets:
Take the metal bracket provided, the screws and your screwdriver and insert the screws into the predrilled holes. It helps to attach a clamp if possible. Tap with the rubber mallet on the sides with your helper pressing back. Angle the screws in on one side, but you can screw straight in on the opposite side. Do both the headboards and the footboards right now.
The bracket will be shipped attached to its bed in an upright position. Turn it sideways to match the pre-drilled holes and complete installation. Make sure you use the pre-drilled holes. Drill straight in on the right side and on an angle on the left.
Do both headboards and footboards now.
Step Three. Place the first siderail into the headboard.
Find the markings on the headboards and siderails. There can be a variety of different types of markings...Roman numerals and symbols, find the ones that match, for example:
Place your side rails so that the ledge side faces inwards.
Have your helper hold the headboard. It doesn't matter which siderail gets placed first.
Then using the rubber mallet and a piece of wood, hammer it down firmly.
It should look like the photo below.
Step Four. Place the first siderail into the footboard.
Now place the loose end of the side rail into the footboard...it is easiest if a helper holds the footboard and also the bottom of the rail.
It will look this when you are done...
Pull the footboards gently so that they stand even. If your floor is uneven, and most floors are uneven, place felt under the legs as needed to stabilize.
Step Five. Place the second siderail.
Again, match markings, ledge is turned to the inside of the bed. Place the rail in the headboard and hammer down.
Have your helper hold the footboard. It will need to be angled just a tiny bit at first, place it, hammer...nearly done.
Step Six. Place the slats evenly.
Your bed will now look like this...
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