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Hartley Bed Assembly Instructions

List of parts:

  • 1 headboard with four 5/16"-18 x 1" hex head bolts to attach the rails (There are 3 additional bolts on each of the bracket plate assemblies that may need tightening.)
  • 1 footboard
  • 2 side rails with two 5/16"-18 x 1" hex head bolts
  • 10 steel slats (Twin/Full); 12 steel slats (Queen/King/California King)

Tools needed:

  • rubber mallet or hammer
  • 1/2" socket with ratchet or wrench


  1. Two-person assembly: Lean headboard against the wall near desired placement. With one person holding the side rail up against the bracket, hand-start bolts (to avoid cross-threading) and tighten. Repeat for the second rail.

    One-person assembly: Start with the headboard on its back and invert the rail to install. Ensure all bolts are tight before tipping down. Repeat for the second rail.

    NOTE: If you experience difficulty aligning bolts with T-nuts, loosen the headboard bolts to help with alignment. Tighten all bolts.

  2. With the side rail at a 90º angle, lift one end into footboard post by slipping connecting posts of side rail into interlocking keyhole on footboard bracket. Tap rails with rubber mallet to ensure locked position. Repeat process with other side rail.
  3. Place slats on side rails, matching the slots in each slat to the rivet on the side rails.
  4. Place mattress on slats.
Hartley Bed Assembly Instructions