Make sure that your new Spindle natural latex mattress is supported properly. There are a number of good options. In this video we show you how to assemble the foundation that we sell.
Here’s the transcript for those who prefer to read:
Neal: Today, we’re going to look at how to assemble our foundation. Please keep in mind that you don’t need our foundation to support your mattress, though latex is a unique material that requires a different kind of support. So feel free to check out our website. We’ve got some great details there on how to properly support our mattress.
Your foundation will come in one box. Before you open it, make sure you have the necessary tools. We recommend a power drill, but a screwdriver will work as well, and you’ll need a wrench. Plus, this is unfinished wood, so be careful of splinters, and if necessary, wear gloves to protect your hands.
Open the box and make sure you have all the necessary pieces before assembling the foundation. You’ll have two side rails with notches on one side. This is the “Up” side. You’ll have two head and foot rails, which have rounded corners. Depending on the size, you’ll have a center brace.
Twin and Twin Extra Long do not have a center brace, whereas Full and Queen come with one, and King has two. Please note, with the center brace, it has a stamp on it that says, “This Side Up.” Please remember this during assembly. With the foundation, you’ll have 13 slats and a cover. Also, there will be a bag of hardware, 12 bolts, 12 flange nuts, and 13 wood screws.
Now that you’ve checked to make sure you have all the necessary components, let’s start building the foundation. Now, we’re ready to build. Today, I have Jim here, our operations manager. So Jim, what’s the first step in building the foundation?
Jim: First step in building the foundation is connecting the side rails to the end rails. The end rails, we want the curved side facing out, and we want the side rails, with the notch, facing in. I’m going to slide the bolt through the hole of the end rail into the side rail, and we’re going to hand-tighten the nut for now. We’re going to come back later, make sure this is secure, tighten it up, and also make sure that it’s level with the end rail.
And we’re going to repeat these steps of connecting the end rail to the center rail and other side rail by inserting the bolts. Note that the center rail has a “This Side Up” and no notches on it. Now, we’re going to repeat the same process of connecting the center rail with the two side rails to the other end of the foundation. Now, that we’ve attached the side rails and the center rail to both end rails, we’re going to secure it down and make sure the end rails are aligned to the side rails. When tightening the bolt to the nut, you want to make sure to secure the bolt with your thumb and the wrench to tighten the nut on the other side.
Neal: Now that we have the frame built with the help of Jim, we’re going to start laying the slats in. There are notches on the side rails that the slats will fit into. Please note that the wood may have some warping or bowing. This is normal and has no effect on the durability or performance. As you can see with this piece of wood, it is slightly warped. It’ll teeter totter here. By simply flipping it over and put the bow facing down, you’ve eliminated the problem.
We’re going to start attaching the slats to the side rails and the center rails. We’re going to do this by using the wood screws provided in your hardware kit. Now, you can use a screwdriver. It’ll be a little bit harder on the hand, so we do recommend using a power drill. Make sure to apply enough pressure down on the wood, so that the wood is securely fastened to the center rail. Be sure not to over screw, so that the wood screw protrudes out the other side. Note that the slat is pre-drilled, so insert your screw into the hole.
Now, that we have all the slats attached to the frame, we’re going to put on our cover. Our cover comes with an elastic band, so it’ll fit like a fitted sheet. The foundation cover will have a label stating, “Head” or “Foot.” This will go where the end rail is. When putting the foundation cover on, start with one corner and have the other person at the other end start with the opposite corner. Once you have the corners fitted on nicely, simply lift up the foundation and slip the cover underneath.
Now that you have your foundation assembled, you’re ready to start building your mattress. Feel free to check out our website. We have some great videos and tips on how to assemble your mattress. In the meantime, if you have any questions about how to assemble the foundation or how it goes together, feel free to send us an email, give us a call. We’re happy to help.