Bunk Bed Assembly Instructions
- Power screwdriver with a Phillips #2 medium head bit.
- Adjustable (or 9/16 In.) wrench.
- Wood glue.
Setup takes roughly 1 hour. It is easiest if you have two people doing it. If you are not sure how to install a piece always refer back to the picture above to see how everything fits together. Please read through the entire instructions to familiarize yourself first before beginning assembly.
You should always check the setup instructions on our web site to make sure you have the latest version. Compare the updated date at the top of this page with the web page updated date. If the web instructions are newer, you should download the newer instructions.
The wood used in your Bunk Bed will typically have a (good) side and a (bad) side. Before assembly lay all the pieces out on the floor and try to position the wood with the good side facing up or out. Take into consideration which side you usually will be climbing up on and place the best rungs and legs on that side.
Pilot holes have been pre-drilled into all necessary pieces.
You may want to add soap to the screws, the soap acts as a lubricant and makes driving them into the wood easier.
Assemble the left ladder. Lay the left front leg and left back leg on the floor with the notches facing up. The rail hole is positioned towards the top of the legs. Note: For added strength you may optionally place wood glue at the base of each notch at this point. Insert rungs into the notches lining them up flush with the front and back legs. Use 2-1/2 In. screws to fasten each rung to the legs. Drive the screws nice and tight. While driving the screws, make sure there is no gap between the rung and the leg. Suggestion, drive the screw half-way into the leg, then unscrew it so it is just comes out of the leg, then drive it all the way in. The screw should recess about 1/4 In. into the rung to make a nice tight fit. Note, due to temperature and humidity differences the rungs may have expanded and may need to be slightly sanded to fit. Now repeat and assemble the right ladder
From the back insert one 5.25 In. carriage bolt into the hole of each back leg. Lay the ladder ends on their backs as shown on right. Lay the back rail between the ladder ends. The back rail is positioned with the shorter side above the bolts and the longer side below the bolts. Place a washer, lock washer and nut on each of the bolts and loosely hand tighten the nuts..
Lift the unit to its upright position. From the front insert a 5.25 In. carriage bolt into the hole in each of the front legs. From the inside place the front rail between the front ladder ends, the ledge must be facing inside and at the bottom of the front rail. Place a washer, lock washer and nut on each of the bolts and loosely hand tighten the nuts. Before tightening please make sure the bed is squared.
Insert the bed slats between the front and back rails, evenly spacing them apart. You can now completely tighten the carriage bolts. Fasten the bed slats to the front and back rails using 2-1/2 In. screws.
to have one cut for you. For the Queen Size or wider bed, a Bunkie Board must be used.
The bottom front and back rails are assembled the same way as the top rails. From the back insert the one 5.25" carriage bolt into the bottom hole of each back leg. Place the back rail between the ladder ends. Place a washer, lock washer and nut on each of the bolts and loosely hand tighten the nuts. From the front insert the 5.25" carriage bolt into the bottom hole in the front legs. Before tithing the lock nuts and washer please make sure the bed is squared. From the inside place the front rail between the ladder ends. Place a washer, lock washer and nut on each of the bolts and loosely hand tighten the nuts. Insert the bed slats between the rails, evenly spacing them apart. You can now completely tighten the carriage bolts. Fasten the bed slats to the rails using 2-1/4 screws. Fasten the back rail to the back legs with 2-1/4" screws. Fasten the front rail to the front legs with 2-1/4 screws. The bunk is now complete
Included in this Shipment
(4) Front rail (2x6 w/2x2 ledge)
(5) Bed Slats (twin 44, full 54, queen 60", King Size 80")
(4) Carriage Bolts 3/8 x 5.25
(4) Each 3/8 Washers, Lock Washers, Hex Nuts
(24) 2-1/4 Drywall Screws
These instructions can be used for many of our beds such as The Brute, High Riser, Triple Bunk Bed,
Bunk Bed, Loft Bed, L-Shape Bed, Triple L Shape Bed. The assembly concept is the same and can be used as a guide.
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