Buying a new DIY bed frame is an exciting purchase – at least we think so – and a good quality DIY bed frame can really revolutionise your sleep. But before you lay back and let the years of relaxation begin, you’ll need to assemble your bed frame first.
Whether you’ve gone for a storage saving ottoman bed frame or a standard frame only, bed assembly shouldn’t be a daunting task.
To help you get cosy in bed quicker, we’ve created a guide to ottoman bed assembly and frame only bed assembly. So, get the tool kit out and follow our step-by-step guide on how to build a bed frame.
First things first, preparation is key. By ensuring you’re well-equipped, you can make the bed assembly process run as smoothly as possible.
Start by reading the instructions for your DIY bed frame.
This may seem like obvious advice but do make sure you read the instructions all the way through, so you know what to expect from the bed assembly process.
By understanding the step-by-step process from the get-go you’ll know exactly what tools you’ll need to build the bed frame. What’s more, assembling the bed frame will be much easier to complete accurately and, more importantly, safely when you understand what steps come when.
Now you’ve read the instructions and know what tools to use at each step of the bed assembly, it’s handy to lay them out in front of you in the order they’ll be needed.
Our DIY bed frames come with all the necessary screws and bolts, as well as an Alan key and spanner. But, if there are any additional tools you’d like to make the bed assembly easier for you, then now is the time to pop to the hardware store to pick them up.
The dimensions of your bed frame will be outlined on the product page, so you can measure the space in your bedroom perfectly before you start building your bed.
Once you’ve checked our website for the appropriate product page, and have the accurate bed frame dimensions, it’s time to visualise where you want your brand new bed to be. After you’ve decided the perfect placement for your bed, make sure there’s ample space to build the bed.
Be sure to move any large bits of furniture or fragile items well out of the way before you begin the bed assembly. The last thing you want is to be knocking elbows with a bookshelf or rattling dainty ornaments when you’re building your bed frame!
Now you’ve read the instructions, sorted out all the tools needed, and created space to build your bed, you can take the pieces out of the box ready for assembling.
We recommend you lay out each piece in front of you to get a good idea of what goes where and how it will all fit together. This is also a great time to double check you’ve got any additional tools for the bed assembly process and collect any that are missing.
With the basic bed assembly preparation sorted, it’s time to start building your bed.
To keep the ottoman bed assembly process smooth, we number each component needed, and the instruction manual will outline how each piece fits together, and how each screw and fitting will be used when building the bed frame.
So, if you’ve gone for the extra storage of an ottoman bed frame, let’s get into how to build an ottoman bed!
Our DUSK ottoman beds arrive with the headboard and footboard fully intact, so you don’t have to fit multiple panels together.
The only thing you’ll need to do, before you begin the ottoman bed assembly, is fit the angle irons to both the headboard and footboard. These will attach the headboard and footboard to the rest of the frame and secure it all in place.
Alternatively, if you fell in love with one of our frame-only beds, let’s discover how to make a bed frame together!
The build of a bed frame-only bed is very similar to that of an ottoman. However, there is no lifting mechanism to be installed, which means building the bed frame is a much simpler process.
Just as before, make sure you have all DIY bed frame building prep sorted first, and let’s get started on how to make a bed frame!
With your comfy, cosy bed assembled, you can stand back and marvel at your handy work. Next steps? Create your perfect calming bedroom with fresh bed linen and pillows to guarantee yourself a full eight hours of sound snoozing.
When assembling a bed frame, two pairs of hands can be better than one. Having an extra person might make the bed assembly process go a bit quicker, getting you cosy in bed quicker too!
However, it is more than possible to assemble a bed frame on your own - it might just take a bit longer to complete. However, good things come to those who wait and taking your time is the best way to stay safe when building a bed frame.
For the best advice, our instruction manuals will detail how many people will likely be needed for a task, though we do recommend two people just to make sure you can build the bed frame safely.
Although it may be tempting to assemble your bed frame in a living room area where there’s generally more space, manoeuvring a fully assembled bed frame from one room to another can be tricky.
If your bedroom or guest room is simply too small to build your bed frame in, it may be helpful to build parts of the bed in a larger room and bring them together in your bedroom at the end of the assembly. That way you’re not having to transport a fully assembled bed frame!
DUSK bed frames are designed to be easy to assemble, although it may take a little bit of time to build a bed frame due to the number of components involved.
However, if you follow the instructions for building a bed frame carefully, then it should be a straightforward process to assemble your bed frame!
Now we’ve established you’re a master with DIY bed frames, you might want to try your hand at decorating guest rooms or painting your own bedroom with the perfect colour for you. For more style advice, head over to the DUSK blog.