1. Unbox the components.
2. Snap the metal hook fasteners in the side rails into the metal slot fasteners in the footboard and headboard rails. Modest down pressure will lock them snugly into place.
3. The side rails have crenellations, which will hold the bed slats firmly in place.
4. Drop the pine wood slats into place within the crenellations along the side rails.
5. The bed is now is now ready for use. (A foundation or box spring is not needed.) Below is the completed Eco Wood Bed Frame.
Below is the completed Natural Wood Bed Frame, which features a lower profile and a headboard.