Liz: Hi, everyone! I’m Liz.
Taylor: And I’m Taylor.
Liz: And we’re here to talk to you about the Esmont platform bed. We’re even going to show you how to put it together since it’s actually really easy and no tools are required!
Taylor: The Esmont is hand-built right here in Central Virginia and is similar to our Afton platform bed but includes a customizable headboard that can either be slatted or solid.
L: Our platform beds are made with sturdy maple wood. We don’t use particle board or toxic glues and we offer zero-VOC stains.
T: Your Esmont platform bed will arrive to your home in four boxes. The four boxes will be marked with the bed size, finish, and what's in each box. The flat wide box has the footboard, cap, spacers, posts, and instructions. It’s always good to start with that one. Make sure you don’t get confused with the footboard and cap--although they are in the same box, the cap will be connected to the top of the headboard when you complete the bed.
L: We’ve removed everything from the boxes so now we can start by partially assembling the headboard and then moving onto the frame. Take the two tall headboard posts and turn them so the hardware faces toward you and the grooves face each other.
T: The first headboard piece to go in has hardware for the center supports. This piece needs to go in first with the hardware facing toward the interior of the bed. The first headboard piece is the trickiest to set. It needs to slide in evenly so that it doesn’t bind. It’s helpful to have an extra set of hands to assist you!
L: We’re now going to move onto the frame and assemble the rest of the headboard later. So, we’re going to hook the side rails and center support into the partially-assembled headboard and footboard.
T: Once that’s done, place the slats into the side rails, starting with the slat closest to the headboard.
L: Now we’re going to finish assembling the headboard. We’ll be showing you the slatted look today.
T: For the slatted look, use one spacer, per post, between each headboard piece. So, you’ll add a spacer to each side, then a new post, a spacer to each side, then a new post until all the posts have been properly secured into the headboard.
After all the headboard pieces are in, put the top cap on by lining up the dowels in each post and the pre-drilled holes in the cap.
L: If you were to do a solid look, you would put all the spacers in and then the slats of wood.
It’s all ready for your Savvy Rest mattress now! Enjoy and thanks for watching!