From the mid-19th century until the start of World War I, iron platform bed was crafted in the United States. Beds during this time did not have standard sizes. Instead, the beds are usually sold with a set of springs. And covered with a platform made of feathers or straw. If you find an old bed in an attic, a sale of goods or even in a scrap yard. You should convert it to accept a standard mattress before using it.
Place a set of bed converter rails made specifically for old iron beds to the bedside and foot boards. The rails must have old linings of iron beds. Old beds use different accessories from modern beds. Measure the length and width of the rails of the antique bed. Measure the width of the bed from the outside of the lane on one side to the outside of the lane on the other side to the head, middle, and foot of the lane, if the bed frame has supports that resemble an L shape.
Insert two-by-four bed rods for a standard queen on the railings of the separate beds 1 foot away from the foot to the head of the bed to support the bed. Place a box of low elastic profile and a standard mattress on your bed. Then, place the box springs directly on the slats of the bed so that the head and foot of the bed are centered. Place the mattress on the bed frame so that it is centered on the head and footboard.
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