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Measuring Guide for Drop-In Slatted Bed Bases

This measuring guide has been crafted to assist you in understanding the measurement process when considering the purchase of a Drop-In Slatted Bed Base.


First and foremost, it is crucial to recognise:


There is a multitude of bed frame structures available in the market, and there is no standardised method for manufacturing bed frames. While mattresses come in standard sizes, bed slats vary in dimensions depending on the bed frame's design.


We have the capability to customise the length and width of our bed bases to fit your specific bed frame. Please note that the height of our bed bases is fixed and cannot be adjusted.


In general, Drop-In Slatted Bed Bases are designed to fit snugly within wooden and upholstered bed frames. While they can also be used with metal bed frames, these may typically sit on top of the bed frame rather than fitting within it. For the purpose of this guide, we will focus on the bed base sitting within the bed frame.


We always manufacture your bed base to the exact size specified online, without any added tolerance. Depending on your confidence in measurements, it is advisable to order our slatted bed base slightly smaller to ensure it fits within your bed frame, typically reducing the width and length by only 3mm - 5mm in total.


When measuring you need to consider the internal opening of your bed frame. It's important to determine the maximum size that can fit within your bed frame. Additionally, please take into consideration any bed legs or bed corner brackets that may be protruding and could potentially interfere with the placement of the slatted bed base. This will ensure that the bed base can be seamlessly accommodated within your bed frame.


We recommend measuring three points on your bed frame: the top, middle, and bottom. The top and bottom measurements are likely to be the most accurate.


Please refer to the example structures below, where we have indicated where the bed base will be positioned and where to take your measurements from.

Example 1

This bed frame is designed as a simple box, with no protrusions. When measuring, focus on the internal width and length of the bed frame as indicated.

Example 2

Given the square bed legs of this frame, they extend into the bed frame itself. Thus, it's important to consider them when measuring your slatted bed base. For the length, measure from one leg to another as highlighted.

Example 3

With cylinder bed legs, this frame features protrusions within the bed frame. When measuring your slatted bed base, be mindful of these legs. Measure the length from one leg to another as highlighted.

Example 4

Featuring bed corner brackets, this bed frame has internal protrusions to consider when measuring your slatted bed base. Measure from bracket to bracket as highlighted.

Still need assistance? Contact Us

If you still require assistance with your bed frame, kindly email us a photo of the bed frame without the mattress. Our knowledgeable team of bed makers will provide advice at their earliest convenience.

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