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Measuring a Wooden Bed

Measuring an Iron Bed

 

Measuring a Wooden Bed

Always use a tape measure with a rigid edge for accurate measurement

Measuring the Width

If your bed has wood blocks at the end of the sideboards, measure between them at both the head and the foot, then take the narrowest figure and subtract for 1/2” to 1” for clearance. If you don’t have blocks, measure at the head, middle, and foot, and then subtract 1” for clearance.

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Measuring the Length  

Measure the length on both sides, usually the length of the side boards, and take the shorter measurement of the two. Antique Bed Mattress imageThen allow 1 1/2” to 2” for clearance for bedspreads/comforters to have room to drop down. If your mattress needs to be notched, around a post or curved footboard, for example or like the Lentini mattress to the right, we would appreciate your sending us a photo or a drawing. For rounded corners, make a template of the exact curve and mail it to us.

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Measuring the Height  

Measure from the top of the slats, L-b rackets, etc., to where you want the mattress to come on the headboard, usually where the ornamental part begins. This is your Total Set Height. The height of your bed is very important in determining which mattresses will fit. It is always helpful if you email us pictures of your bed.  

Also, measure the height from the floor to the top of the slats/L-brackets.


Measuring an Iron Bed

Always use a tape measure with a rigid edge for accurate measurement

Measuring the Width

Antique Bed Mattress - L shapeDo the rails look like an upright L like this ? ...........................
upside down Lor an upside-down L like this? .......................................

If an upright L (designed to hold the slats), measure the width at the head, middle, and foot, and then take the narrowest figure and subtract for 1/2” to 1” for clearance.

If they form an upside-down L, measure the width of the rail (usually 1 1/2”). Then measure from outside of rail to outside of opposite rail at the head, middle, foot.

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Measuring the Length  

Measure the length and subtract 1 1/2” to 2” for clearance to make room for your blanket/comforter to have room to drop down. If your side rails are thicker at the ends where they connect to the foot and head boards, you can either double your slats (one on top of the other—make sure to secure them together) or use 2 x 4s for slats. Both options enable you to have a longer mattress.

Measuring the Height  

Measure from the top of the slats to where you want the mattress to come on the headboard, usually up to where the ornamental part begins. The Total Set Height very important in determining which mattresses will fit your bed. If your rails are upside down, measure from the top of the rail to where you want the mattress to come on the headboard, usually up to where the ornamental part begins. When you order, be sure to include the width of the side rails, so we can build a drop to keep your foundation from sliding.

Also, measure the height from the floor to the top of the slats.

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Antique Bed Mattress - testimonials


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Received the mattress last week.  Fits bed great.  Double fitted sheet fits good also.  Comfortable.  Very happy with it.  Thanks.  I will continue to recommend you to others with antique beds in our area.  The several I have given your info to so far all say their beds have not yet been restored, but will order from you when ready for a mattress.

Sweet Dreams II

Steve B.
Harahan, LA

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The mattress and box spring arrived yesterday via Roadway in perfect shape. The driver was a big help in getting them out of the shipping boxes and into the basement hall without all the packing materials. Will call Roadway and tell them what a nice guy he was!! The mattress and box spring fit perfectly and are in place in our bedroom-haven't put the sheets on yet but it's wonderful being back in there looking like a room instead of a work site!

Thank you both very much for a job well done-we're very happy!

JE

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I just wanted to tell you, I have received my mattress and am so pleased. It has been a true pleasure doing business with you. I can't thank you enough for the speedy service. I'm sorry I put pressure on you to get this made and sent to me on such short notice, but you had it here right on time. It was a absolutely perfect fit. I can't say enough about how great a service you have provided. Just know that I'm 100% satisfied.

Thanks again,
Calhoun, GA

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Received the mattress set yesterday and set it up. I guess I measured perfectly with your great guidance!] because they slipped right in, and they are great. Thank you very much for your help and prompt service and follow up.

Very pleased.
Healdsburg, CA

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Hi, Linda.

I picked up the mattresses yesterday, and they looked really pretty. The girls slept like two little angels last night! They were both very excited yesterday, helping me make up the beds. Thanks very much for helping me! My husband and I both loved the personalized labels….they are a very nice touch. We’ll certainly tell everyone about your company!

Sweet Dreams VII

Juliette C.
Spring,TX