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How to attach a headboard to a bed in 6 simple steps

How to attach a headboard to a bed in 6 simple steps

Category: Product Help
Posted: Jan 29, 2019 13:01
Synopsis: How to attach a headboard to a bed in 6 simple steps

Attaching a headboard to a bed is a relatively simple task and requires only a screwdriver to complete the installation. Please follow the six simple steps below and it should take no longer than 5 minutes

1. Attach the legs to the headboard

The legs of the headboard are not attached so the first job is to screw these into the main headboard unit. On each leg are 2 pre-drilled holes which you need to align to the 2 pre-drilled in the main headboard. The pre-drilled holes in the headboard will be located under the fabric so run your thumb slowly over the back of the headboard to locate the holes, once located use your screwdriver to pierce a small hole in the fabric and securely attach the leg to the headboard with the screws provided.

attach legs to headboard

2. Find the pre-drilled holes on the back of the bed base

Bed bases will sometimes have pre-drilled holes at both the front of the bed and the back, if the base has storage drawers on one side only, the placement of the headboard will determine which side the drawers will open on so please keep this in mind. Large bolt holes will be hidden beneath the fabric so these will need locating first.

On some occasions the manufacturer will helpfully attach location stickers to the base so the holes can be easily found, but unfortunately this is not always the case and you may find you will have to run your thumb up and down the back of the base in order to find the bolt hole

locate pre-drilled holes in divan base

3. Pierce the bed base fabric

Once the pre-drilled hole is located, pierce the fabric with your screwdriver. This will make it much easier to screw the bolt in at the next stage

Pierce fabric in base for headboard bolt

4. Screw the bolt into the hole

Carefully screw the bolt into the hole and leave about 4cm of thread visible. Repeat the same procedure with the second bolt.

screw in bolt for silentnight headboard

5. Attach the headboard to the bed base

With the bolts firmly screwed into place, slide the prongs on the headboard legs in between the bed and the exposed bolt. Once both legs are in place start to tighten the bolts so the headboard legs are secured tightly between the bed base and the bolt.

attach headboard to silentnight divan base

6. Adjust the headboard to the correct height

Ideally the bottom of the headboard needs to sit flush to the top of the mattress, if you need to make any adjustments, loosen the bolts and lift the headboard to the required height before re-tightening the bolts.

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