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QUESTION: Hello, wondering if you can help to see if a king size headboard will fit up our 90 degree turn stairwell?  The stairwell leads to a loft like area.

The headboard measures 82"W x 54"H x 7"D

Without pictures it's a bit difficult to describe, but we have a low ceiling the first half of the turn then right as the 90 degree turn begins the ceiling is no longer an issue.   

We were thinking if we could get the headboard past the 90 degree turn we could hook it up into the loft like area without make an actual turn.

Not sure what information is needed.   Any guidance will help tremendously!!

ANSWER: Hello Garrick,

The only possible chance I can see is to stand the headboard completely vertically. It seems that you will need to start the angle of the turn then immediately up end it away from that "sloping ceiling". If you want to include a couple of pictures so I can get an idea, it would be great. Also, the backside of the headboard should face the turn so that the finish will get scratched. I am having my doubts about the maneuvering but the only chance is to get it vertical after that ceiling slope. It is similar to the size of a fullsize box spring (if there was one already up there).

Let me know if you can add anymore info. It might just come down to trying it because an inch of space could make the difference.

Keep me posted,


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Start of stairwell
Start of stairwell  

90 degree turn
90 degree turn  
QUESTION: Thanks for your reply. Here are some pictures of our stairwell. Hope this helps clarify.  Thanks again.
Link to bed headboard..

Hello Garrick,

Thank you for sending the great pictures and the link to the headboard. Unfortunately, I don't see it happening. There just isn't enough space to even start the turn. That is a very nice bed by the way. Is there any other way up to that bedroom? Is there a balcony where it could be hoisted up?

I am sorry for the bad news. It makes the New Year have a lousy beginning.

Let me know if you have any further info



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