Metal bed frames are one of the most popular types of beds available today. They offer many advantages over traditional wooden or metal framed beds.
Metal bed frames have a sleek, modern look and feel that is unmatched by any other type of bed frame. The metal bed frame can be made to fit almost any size room in your home. It will add style and sophistication to any bedroom.
Metal bed frames are also very easy to assemble and install. This makes them an ideal choice for those who do not want to spend hours on end assembling their bed frame.
The following article will teach you how to put together a metal bed frame with clamps. You will learn about the different parts of the bed frame as well as how to attach them.
What Are Clamps?
When you are putting together a metal bed frame with clamps, you may be unsure what the clamps are for. The clamps are a ‘C’ shape and allow you to adjust the bed frame depending on the size of the mattress.
This is great for when children are growing up so you can easily adjust the length of the rails.
How To Put Together A Metal Bed Frame With Clamps
Firstly, you will need to carefully follow the instructions that are written by the manufacturer of the bed frame.
These instructions should tell you everything you need to know to put together the bed frame. If they don’t, then contact the company and ask them if there is anything else you need to know before assembly begins.
The clamps will look like the letter ‘C’ when they are in the packaging, but you need to find the screw at the center and twist it anticlockwise until the clamp extends in size.
As you are following the guide from the manufacturer, the overlapping rails can become quite confusing as this is when you need to attach the clamps.
Laying the overlapping rails and the clamps on the floor in the correct position will help you to properly align them so the frame is secure for the person who will be sleeping on it. An uneven frame will result in damage and the frame will potentially collapse.
When you are attaching the clamps to the frame, stand to the side of the rail so that the bottom edge is facing you. Slide the clamp, which is shaped like a ‘C’, over the rail and make sure that the screw is facing towards you.
Holding the other rail up, make sure that it is properly aligned with the first rail and that they overlap in the correct position. Once you have aligned them, hold down the rails and slide the clamp to meet the point where the rails cross each other.
Once you are happy with the positioning of the clamp, turn the screw clockwise, the opposite way as before, to tighten the clamp.
After you have tightened the clamp, make sure that the rails are firmly secure. If there are any small movements in the rails after the clamp has been secured, tighten the screw further. It is important to tighten the clamp until you feel resistance.
The Importance Of Clamps
Clamping the rails together helps to keep the bed frame stable and prevents the mattress from moving around too much. When you sleep on your bed, the weight of your body presses against the mattress causing movement within the mattress.
The pressure exerted on the mattress causes the springs inside to compress or expand. As the springs move, the mattress moves around and this could cause injury. By using clamps, the rails remain stationary and the mattress remains still.
The clamps also allow you to extend the bed frame depending on the size of the mattress that is being used. This is easy to use as you can change mattresses depending on guests or if your kids are growing, you can extend the frame to comfortably accommodate them.
As the bed frame is metal, it guarantees that adjusting the rails will be smooth and hassle-free. If the frame is wooden, adjusting it can be clunky and difficult. However, a metal frame is sleeker and light, meaning that you can easily adjust the frame however you want.
Clamps Or No Clamps?
If you do not have access to clamps, then you should consider purchasing some. They come in different sizes and shapes and are available online. You can purchase them by visiting hardware stores or home improvement stores.
You should ensure that you buy the right type of clamps for your needs. For example, if you plan to put heavyweights on the bed frame, then you may require heavier duty clamps than those designed for lighter loads.
Metal Beds Frames Or Wooden Ones
A metal bed frame is more durable than a wooden one. Wood tends to splinter when you apply force to it and this could lead to injury. On the other hand, metal does not splinter or crack under stress. It is, therefore, better suited to people who tend to fall asleep while sitting upright.
A metal bed frame is also easier to clean than a wooden one. Because wood gets dirty very quickly, it requires regular cleaning. Cleaning wooden beds takes time and effort. On the other hand, a metal bed frame can be wiped clean without needing to remove all the screws.
To conclude, putting together a metal bed frame with clamps is an easy task and takes less time compared to assembling a wooden bed frame. Using the clamps makes the bed frame more sturdy and allows you to extend the rails based on the size of the mattress.
However, before buying clamps, make sure that they are strong enough to hold up to the weight of the bed frame. Also, make sure that they fit securely onto the rails. Even if the clamps come with the bed frame, make sure that they securely fit the rails to make sure that the frame is safe.