When David and I moved in, we could not get our boxspring up the stairway and into our bedroom! You should have seen David and his younger brother attempting this-I thought any minute they were going to charge the wall to make room. His brother Jon was determined they could get it up there(and they came really close)! After I convinced them to give it up, we improvised by using an older and smalled box spring. Recently we noticed after a couple of months our backs hurt and our matress felt REALLY soft. I had looked into it and knew we could always order a box spring split into two, or buy one that folds to fit up the stairs, and then lets back out...but I had an even better idea. I had the idea to cut our existing box spring and fold it-I figured if it messed it up, we would be in no worse shape and could always buy a new one.
We began by removing the staples and pulling back the box spring cover-just enough to get to the wood that needs to be cut.
Then my dad cut the wooden supports directly in the middle on either side of the box spring.
There was also a metal support in the middle that had to be removed with a hammer.
Now, we were ready to bend it and you really need two people to do this safely. Once you get it started it actually folds pretty easily and can now be taken up the stairs!
Once it was in our bedroom, they unfolded it. Then, they srewed in new wooden support pieces on either side and the middle as well.