I just purchased an iron four-poster bed. After I got everything
assembled, I found that the four posts were not plumb, leaning in
various directions. The four posts are screwed to the bed frame. Is
there a technique to getting all four posts plumb?
Thanks for replying, Mike and Art. I might have to resort to shims.
And yes, I did loosen everything in an attempt to adjust the poles, but
somehow it's still extremely difficult to get them all plumb,
especially after you connect the rails that go along the top. I figure
there must be some technique to this, as thousands of folks out there
have faced this same assembly puzzle. :/
Thanks to everyone who offered some input. Turns out that a
combination of suggestions did the trick. Yes, it was made in China,
though it sure cost me more than $5. Turns out the plates on the bed
frame that the posts attach to were not even close to plumb. I loosened
everything and inserted wooden shims in a few spots, then carefully
retightened everything, frequently checking plumb with a level as I
went. It's not spot-on, but close enough for rock 'n' roll. Thanks
for your suggestions.
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