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Hi.

Can a queen box spring (brand new) be taken apart or bent to move up tight stairs?

-Chad

Answer
Hello Chad,

It is possible to cut the box spring and still keep
its integrity intact. You will need a small handsaw, a razor knife (new
blade) and some rope. FIRST thing to do is find a clean area and lay the
box spring flat with the underside facing up. Measure and find the middle
of the frame. AT the middle point take the razor and cut the dust cloth
(THE SHORT WAY) COMPLETELY from side to side. NOW you will need to cut the
box spring FABRIC up the width of the side ...on both sides.Use the razor
to cut a straight line. By doing this you now have clean cut from the top
seam of the box spring down the width to the dust cover,across the dust
cover and up the other side to the finished seam. Now for the sawing. You
want to cut the wood framing braces that are closest in line with the line
that you cut in the dust cloth and in line with the cuts up the sides. You
will see the wood framing running along both sides. You will need to cut
through this wood. Way up inside you will see a long edging steel rod that
is part of the frame.........DON'T CUT THE METAL ROD. Now you are ready to
bend the box spring in half. Tip the spring up onto its side. Place the
soft side against a door frame. What you want to do is place a person on
each end and start to fold the box spring in half.....like a book. As you
do this apply equal pressure moving your body towards the center as it
folds. If there is no door frame you may have to improvise. Once folded,
tie a rope around it snuggly. Now you can move it upstairs and into the
bedroom. If you can find another door frame, use it to open the box spring
slowly and evenly with the underside against the frame. Once it is open,
look way up inside along the edge that was bent and you will see that
metal rod that i spoke of before. You'll notice that there is a kink in
the rod. If you can get a small board or stick and push on the kink to
straighten as much as possible, it will help it lay flat. As an option,
get some straight brackets and screw them to the underside to connect the
two halves. Sometimes it will lay flat without installing the brackets and
the mattress is on.

Well, that is pretty much the whole story. If you have more questions,
please don't hesitate to write. Hope you can understand it all.

Good luck

Harry  

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Moving your furniture. I would like to answer all questions dealing with the proper techniques of how to move ANY type of furniture, including difficult doorways and stairways. Also, all questions dealing with the proper packing of breakables including antiques. All general questions concerning the moving and storage industry will be answered. I cannot recommend a particular mover in a person`s neighborhood but i can explain how to obtain a company in good standing with the community. I have been in the moving and storage industry for almost four decades! I am located in Massachusetts.

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I have almost four decades of experience in the moving & storage industry. When I was a small boy my father introduced me into the moving business and I have been hooked ever since. At first I started out as a young laborer untill I was old enough to drive a furniture van. As time went on I drove 18-wheelers around the country moving small shipments as well as large corporate relocations. I was taught the old school methods by men that were craftsman in their field. I learned how to pack the most delicate of breakables as well as museum pieces. It was common practice to do estimates and even the actual ratings on interstate jobs. Doing commercial moves were a big part of my moving career over the years. Some of the big names that I delt with were "GE","MICROSOFT","FIDELITY INVESTMENTS" AND "AMERICAN EXPRESS". As the years went by my family retired and sold the business (not my choice). I went on to establish my own moving company which ran for 12 years before I phased out the physical moving itself. Today I have developed a consulting service where I advise future furniture buyers as well as people moving for the first time on what to expect from their upcoming adventure. Furniture buyers are advised on what size furniture will fit through their narrow doorways and tight hallways. By choosing furniture with the right dimensions will narrow down the probability of the furniture being returned back to the store. That is not a scenario people want after waiting 8-12 weeks for their new furniture. I can also help people to understand the proper procedures of a first time move in their lives. I tell them what is to be expected,how they can save money,how to choose a good mover and what is involved with getting the packing done.

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I have a high school diploma from Swampscott High School............Swampscott, MA. Immediately after high school I entered the family business where I stayed for 20 years before moving on to my own business endeavors.

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