One of the most frustrating things when moving into a new apartment or house is trying to get those awkward pieces of furniture up the stairs. Box springs are the worst; they are bulky and inflexible, and it's just plain impossible to get them around some corners. Stores will sell you a pair of "split boxes" that are half as wide, but they will set you back a couple hundred bucks.
If you don't mind performing a little surgery, you can fold the box spring in half, making it much easier to move around. After rebuilding it, the box spring will still have all the structural integrity and support that it started out with. Here's what you'll need:
- flathead screwdriver
- Wood Saw
- Rope, cord, or twine
- Power drill/screwdriver
- Wood screws
- Some lumber that's the same thickness as your box spring's wood; 1x2's are probably good. You need enough to make four boards that span the four central crosspieces.
- Staple gun or upholstery tacks and a hammer