Assembly Instructions for Bunk Bed with Futon on Bottom
A frame bunk bed with futon on bottom should include support for futon mattresses, which lack the internal support of a traditional mattress. You can also use them for just the top mattress of a normal bed, eliminating the need for box springs. Where many bunks assemble using only the rails, futon bunk beds have a grid or a set of bars that provide additional support. Metal frames come from many different manufacturers, but most work in the same basic framework.
Clear the area of the room where you want the futon bunk beds. You must have space for the entire footprint of the bed, in addition to free space to walk. Identify the end pieces of the bunk bed structure, using the instruction manual if necessary. Put them in their place. Check the installation hardware for the lower mattress frame. This usually consists of several hexagonal nuts with washers and corresponding screws. Gather enough for the installation and put them in a pocket.
Align the holes in the lower mattress frame with the mounting holes on the end pieces. Slide the hex bolts into position together with the washers. Hand tightens the nuts in place. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to install the top mattress. This will be much easier with the screws on the bottom bunk a little looser. It gives you a room for maneuver. Use the hex wrench and pliers to tighten the hex nuts for all connections. Test the litter by waving with the weak hand. If you wobble easily, recheck the loose nuts. Side of the bunk bed in position, then add the mattresses.