How to Build Your Ottoman Divan Bed Base in 5 Foolproof Steps 

Whether you ordered an end-opening or side-opening Ottoman divan bed, these instructions will help you build it in no time at all… 

Your Ottoman divan bed base will arrive in two sections, unless you ordered a single Ottoman bed, but fear not, here’s how you join them together, attach the feet of your bed and your headboard.

1. Gather your tools

Find your own hammer and double check you have the right number of accessories in the plastic bag provided with your Ottoman divan bed base:


2. Remove all of the packaging carefully

This includes the staples that secure the corner protectors to your Ottoman bed.

Warning: the lid straps will spring open, unless you place your hand on top of them and slowly release them.

3. Turn your Ottoman divan bed base upside-down

Insert a glider into the socket on each corner and gently tap them into place with your hammer.


4. Push your bed bases together

If your Ottoman divan arrives in two sections or more, push them together, flat end to flat end, and secure them with two joining clips – place one clip behind, and the second in front, of the lifting piston/spring. Push down on the clips to fix them in place.


Screw the lid joining bolt into the recess on the top of your bed base.


5. Attach your headboard to your Ottoman divan bed base


Headboards with struts

Remove the spacers from your headboard bolts and any stickers covering the bolt holes on your headboard – these will be approximately 15cm from the edge of your bed. Insert your headboard through the bolt holes, check it’s level and tighten the bolts securely. 


Floor-standing headboards

Line up your headboard with the bolt holes on your Ottoman divan bed base. Slide the headboard bolt through the slot in your headboard, put a spacer on the end and then screw it into your bed base. 


Keep your new Ottoman divan bed hygienic and bed bug free with a mattress protector, mattress topper or easy-iron fitted sheets – Egyptian cotton sheets with 200, 400 or 100 thread count. Shop our collection of handmade and machine washable bedding to complete your bed, ready for your first night’s sleep on your new Ottoman divan. 

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