I sometimes really struggle with making this bed, mostly because it's huge and heavy and not a one person assembly. For some reason I still insist on trying to go solo, and it never ever works out. I was in search of some method that would not only make assembly easier and possibly a one gal gig, but also add to the stability factor.
I decided to grab some metal brackets often used in putting together decks or fencing to use as cross braces for my box spring support. This made it much much easier!