Wood naturally expands and contracts causing bed connections to loosen over time. This process is a natural characteristic of wood. Tighten hardware occasionally to restore the bed to original stability.
Lean headboard upright near desired placement. Insert one bolt in each post of headboard securing bolt until end is showing through insert.
With the side rail at a 90º angle, attach one end of side rail into headboard by aligning wooden dowels into predrilled holes of headboard post. Bolts should align with predrilled hole of side rail. Attach nut to end of each bolt and tighten. Repeat process with other side rail.
Lean footboard upright. Insert one bolt in each post securing bolt until end is showing through insert. Attach nut to end of each bolt and tighten.
Place slats across side rails evenly spaced.
Place mattress on slats.
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