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How to Attach Headboard to Adjustable Bed Frame The Correct Way

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How to Attach Headboard Bracket to Comfort Base

How to Attach Headboard to Adjustable Bed Frame on a Leggett & Platt Furniture Style

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How to Attach Headboard to Adjustable Bed Frame

Rest Right Mattress has many resources to help you if you need to know how to attach headboard to adjustable bed frame.  Because everyone learns differently, Rest Right Mattress has help with how to attach headboard to adjustable bed frame available in both written and video formats.  Learning how to attach headboard to adjustable bed frame is different for each type of adjustable bed.  Installing headboard brackets is only necessary if attaching a headboard. Many adjustable beds come with headboard brackets but you may not necessarily use them.  If you don’t wish to add a headboard, these parts can simply be stored for a time when you might want to.  If you do, however, want to add a headboard to your adjustable bed frame, you will need to learn how to attach headboard to adjustable bed frame.  With any model, learning how to attach headboard to adjustable bed frame is easier to do before the mattress is added.  Before you get started with the installation of headboard brackets, be sure the mattress has been removed and familiarize yourself with the contents of the bracket packages.

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How to Attach Headboard to Adjustable Bed Frame on the Glideaway Comfort Base:

The Glideaway Comfort Base comes in several models so be sure that your headboard brackets match the model of the bed you have.  You should receive two bed attachments, two horizontal shafts, two headboard attachment plates, eight hex bolts, four M8 bolts, four M8 nuts, four washers, a hex wrench, and written instructions.  If you find that the contents do not match the required contents listed on your instructions sheet, do not start the process.  Also, do not start the process if the headboard brackets do not match the model of adjustable base that you are working with.  If everything is the way it should be you can now proceed in learning how to attach headboard to adjustable bed frame.  Fully raise the head section of your Glideaway Comfort Base.  On the frame of the base, locate the two headboard bracket holes.  Attach the Bed Attachment to the frame with the horizontal fitting facing inward using two hex screws.  Don’t fully tighten, just tighten loosely as these will be adjusted later.  Loosely couple the Headboard Attachment Plate and the Horizontal Shaft with two M8 bolts and nuts and two washers.  Glide the Horizontal Shaft assembly into the horizontal fitting which has already been connected to your frame, and adjust it for your headboard’s placement.  When the position is correct, you can go ahead and tighten all the nuts and bolts of the headboard bracket.  This procedure should now be repeated to install the second headboard bracket.  One you have both headboard brackets installed, you are ready to install your headboard.  After the headboard is connected, return the bed into flat position to add your mattress.

How to Attach Headboard to Adjustable Bed Frame on a Leggett & Platt Furniture Style:

Accessing the bed frame is the first order of action if you want to know how to attach headboard to adjustable bed frame.  To do this, use the remote to incline the head of your adjustable bed.  Take a headboard bracket weldment and insert a half inch carriage bolt into it.  Find the two slot holes located at the corner of the head-end of the base frame.  Then place the headboard bracket beneath the base frame and up against the head-end of the base. The carriage bolt should be positioned such that it appears through the inner slot hole of the base frame.  Take another half inch carriage bolt and insert it into the outermost slot.  Slightly tighten the bolt so that it can be adjusted if necessary later in the install.  At this time, put the headboard bracket flange weldment against the headboard bracket weldment and use two once inch hex bolts and nuts to secure together through the holes and slots.  Repeat these steps with the second bracket assembly.  Once you have both headboard assemblies situated in this manner, you can move to the next step.  Take a measurement from the center of the mounting slots to the center of the headboard bracket flanges.  Determine what adjustment is needed in order to attach the headboard.  If you find that you will need to make an adjustment, remove the one inch hex bolts to move the flanges sideways.  Once you have the flanges where you need them, you can put the headboard mounting bolts back in and tighten them.  Follow this up by tightening all the bolts in both assemblies.  You are now ready to add your mattress.  Due to differing thickness of headboards, you will want to verify that the mattress doesn’t rub up against the headboard when moving the bed through positions.  You now know how to attach headboard to adjustable bed frame on the Leggett & Platt Furniture Style Adjustable Beds.

How to Attach Headboard to Adjustable Bed Frame on a Leggett & Platt Foundation Style Style:

If you have a Furniture Style Leggett & Platt, how to attach headboard to adjustable bed frame is different. You will still need to raise the head section of the bed to access the frame using the remote.  Once you have done this, look for the Channel Connector Kit.  Locate the slot within the base frame for mounting the Channel Connector.  Mount the Channel Connector to the base by utilizing the included two three inch hex head bolts and nuts.  Loosely tighten by hand so the headboard bracket channels can be adjusted later in the process.  Use two one inch hex bolts to attach the headboard bracket flange to the bracket channel and tighten the bolts.  This procedure is repeated with the second headboard bracket.  Be careful to leave two inches of clearance at the end of the bed.  At this time you can fully tighten the three inch carriage bolts on both channels.  Check the distance between the mounting holes in the headboard and the slots in the flanges by measuring center to center.  If the result is that an adjustment is needed, take the one inch flange bolts out to adjust side to side.  When they line up, you can reinsert the bolts and firmly tighten.  Learning how to attach headboard to adjustable bed frame is easy once you know the steps!  Now you can add your mattress and check that there is no rubbing as the bed’s head is inclined.

Now you should know how to attach headboard to adjustable bed frame on both Glideaway and Leggett & Platt models.  If you think you may need more assistance, it may be helpful to read the written instructions a couple times before getting started.  Some people also find value in watching a video outlining the steps as it provides a visual of what each step entails.  Videos are especially helpful as you can pause and restart them as you go through each step.  Rest Right Mattress provides many resources for new owners of adjustable beds in the Rest Right Mattress blog.  Check it out if you are looking for more information on setting up your adjustable bed or operating your new bed’s many features.

 

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