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Top tips On Assembling Your Divan Base

By following our simple guide, you will ensure your divan is correctly assembled and that it will give you years of reliable service.

We recommend two people assemble a new bed as some lifting is required. Assemble the bed as close to its intended final position as possible as this will make it easier in the long run rather than having to manoeuvre the bed itself later.

You will only require a flat head screw driver, mallet and a pair of scissors.

#1 Assembling Your Divan Base

Your divan base will generally come with castors. In some cases glides are an option.

Turn your divan base(s) upside down and insert each castor or glide into position and tap with a mallet to secure. Hypnos bases come with castors that require screwing in. These should be tightened with the spanner supplied.

If you have a double or kingsize divan bed, push the 2 divan halves together.

If your bases have predrilled holes, line them up and fasten the 2 divan halves together using the bolts. The fabric may need piercing, but the position is marked.

In the case of U clip joining brackets, position these where marked and push in. They might need to be tapped into position with a mallet.

If your divan base has prefixed flush jointing brackets, start by turning the divan bases up the correct way. Push them together and lift the centre corners and drop each side into the opposite bracket.

In the case of Hypnos beds, place the bases on their side and bring the two divan halves together, ensuring there is no gap between them. Screw the castors into the four corners of the base, leaving the 4 in the centre until last. Take the joining bar and thread one castor through the hole, loosely securing. Loosely screw another castor into the next hole and swing the bar over into place. Tighten castors and repeat this process for the other joining bar.

Assembling Your Divan Base

#2 Attaching Your Headboard

Pierce a hole through the fabric at the head end of your divan where the marking stickers are placed. Be aware that sometimes the stickers are not positioned directly over the holes. Take the metal washer, plastic washer and bolt and screw into the hole.

To fit a standard strutted headboard, push the headboard struts between the 2 metal washers. Tighten them securely once you have the headboard in the correct position.

The floor standing headboard should be fixed in the same way, by attaching the fixing bolts through the slits in the headboard base.

Attaching Your Headboard

#3 Preparing your Storage Drawers

If you have a divan base with storage drawers, carefully cut the fabric straps holding them in place. Open the drawer and then trim the excess fabric inside the drawer aperture and underneath the divan.

Finally place your mattress on the divan base and remember to rotate or turn it regularly. By doing so and following the manufacturers care instructions you will enjoy your new bed for years to come and protect your guarantee and warranty.

Preparing your Storage Drawers

Divan beds come in all different shapes and sizes but the assembling procedure usually stays the same. If you are looking for an ideal mattress to go with your new divan bed why not check out our incredible memory foam mattresses and some new, luxurious blankets & throws.

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Updated 9.2.21

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