Step 5: Reattach top fabric and dust cover

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Using a staple gun or upholstery tacks, fasten the top fabric and dust cover to the frame. Pull the fabric tight before fastening. You don't need to attach them separately; one staple or tack through both fabrics will do.

In retrospect, staples are the better choice because they are easier to remove if you ever need to move the box spring again. I used tacks because they were handy at the time.

Once you're finished tacking the fabric in place, you're done! Enjoy your bed!
eyarbrough2 years ago
Just got done finishing up with my queen box spring. This instructable is GENIUS! Everything worked just like the instructable said it would.
dneufer3 years ago
Oh yeah, and mine had 8, yes, 8 support bars and 4 of them were double boards. crazy! haha
dneufer3 years ago
I live in a tiny basement apartment in Chicago and both myself and roomate have queen box springs. Thank you SOOOOOO MUCH for saving us several 100s of dollars on not having to buy a new bed or a collapsible box spring. Thanks!
ctwisk4 years ago
Like the others, thanks for posting this!!. I was able to get a queen bed down to my basement. Stairway is a tad scuffed up but that is to be expected :P Again, great article and thanks for posting it!!
katebrawn4 years ago
Thank you thank you thank you, this worked like a dream. While converting our house into a Granny flat for ourselves ( parents are moving in we moved to the basement) We were having a tough day of getting our things down to the basement and the last thing we had to move was the bed, and it just would not go. Found this link on the web followed the instructions it worked and save $250 for a split box thanks again, Hugs 2 u K8
Jrfall6 years ago
Very nice instructable. My dad is a handy guy and so I asked him about doing this when I moved into my new apartment 3 years ago. He said it wouldn't be something he wanted to mess with. With this I think I'd be more than willing to tackle it!
Gwenefar7 years ago
Thanks so much for sharing this. I thought hubby was just going to have to leave our mattress on the floor without the frame and boxsprings. This was very very helpful.
oozzzii7 years ago
thanks for sharing this - I found the instructions very useful.. I wish I had read this article before leaving some marks in the hallway while attempting to move the spring box to the basement. But a little touch paint and it will back to normal..and I can now use that extra room in the basement as a guest bed room - thanks!