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It's been a long time since I shopped for a new mattress and box spring and had no idea that the standard size was so deep. Which meant the combination of mattress and box spring on a standard metal frame is much taller than what I was used to.
And that is the reason that after I ordered my new mattress and box spring and put it in place, I found it to be much too tall to be comfortable getting in and out of it!
I tried placing the bed on the floor which made it easy to get in and out of, but let's face it, it looked silly!
The solution was to make a custom bed frame to the style and height that I needed.
I wanted to add additional support on the sides of the bed. This is where I'm using those pieces I cut in the picture above. I wish I had placed these new pieces just a bit off the edge to give a little more space on the sides. When the new box spring was put into the new bed frame, the fit was just a bit tight. Even a quarter of an inch on each of the sides would have helped.
This was such a fun and creative build. I love that I was able to use "found" materials and make them into something useful. Even the hairpin legs had been used before!
By building a custom height bed frame, I was able to make my new mattress and bed spring purchase work!
If you're shopping for a new mattress anytime soon, be mindful of the thickness of the mattress and box spring if height is an issue for you.
Now, it's time for a headboard build! Do you have any suggestions?
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