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Berkeley Bed Assembly Instructions

List of parts:

  • 1 headboard
  • 1 footboard
  • 2 side rails
  • 10 steel slats (Twin/Full); 12 steel slats (Queen/King/California King)
  • 4 threaded rods
  • 4 nuts
  • 4 curved washers
  • 4 chair nails
  • 8 dowels

Tools needed:

  • wrench (included)


  1. Position headboard upright, near desired placement location.
  2. With front of headboard facing you, screw threaded rods into inserts, located on the legs of the headboard and footboard. (Figure 1)
  3. Place dowels in pre-drilled holes. Align dowels and rod with holes on side rail and push together. (Figure 2)
  4. Slide curved washer and nut on threaded rod and tighten with wrench. (Figure 3)
  5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 for second side rail.
  6. Attach footboard to both side rails in same manner as headboard.
  7. Place slats on side rails, matching the slots in each slat to the rivet on the side rails.
  8. Place mattress on slats.
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Berkeley Bed Assembly Instructions