Metal Futon Bunk Bed Assembly Instructions

Updated April 17, 2017

Metal futon bunk beds provide a space-saving way to decorate your child's bedroom. While metal frames are just as sturdy as wooden frames, assembly is quicker and easier. Before you begin, make sure you have all the parts required, including your hardware. Have all tools within reach to make sure all screws and bolts are secure and the frame is level.

Set the bed end frames upright, slowly lowering the lower rails into place flush with the bottom holes. Place a bolt through each hole and screw the nut into place, tightening with pliers.

Lower the upper bed rails into place, level with the lower holes at top of the end frames and place a bolt in each as before. Make sure to tighten the nuts for security.

Lower the futon frame onto the lower rails, lining the holes of the futon frame with the end frames. Place bolts into each hole and tighten the bolts and nuts by hand.

Place the upper bed frame into the upper rails, even with the upper holes and secure with your bolts and nuts. Tighten bolts and nuts by hand.

Fasten your crash barriers to the sides of the upper bed frame. Bolt them tightly by hand on both sides.

Tighten all bolts with your pliers and Allen wrench to make sure the bed frame does not wobble and will support mattress and body weight.

Place your futon mattress on the lower frame and your twin mattress on the upper frame to complete your bunk bed. Place sheets, pillows and blanket to create your look.

Things You'll Need

  • Futon bunk bed frame
  • Nuts and bolts
  • Allen wrench
  • Pliers
  • Twin mattress
  • Futon mattress
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