Measuring a Wooden Bed
If you have intruding corner posts, blocks, curved footboard, I will send some sketches about measurement points.
Photos to shoot and send to firstname.lastname@example.org or text them to (713) 858-6238:
Stand inside the foot and shoot up toward the headboard, including the side boards in the shot.
Stand inside the head and shoot down toward the footboard, including the side boards in the shot.
Stand over one of the head corners and shoot straight down [assuming both corners are the same].
Stand over one of the foot corners and shoot straight down [assuming both corners are the same].
USE STIFF METAL TAPE TO MEASURE, PREFERABLY WITH TWO PEOPLE. MAKE EXACT MEASUREMENTS. The purpose is to get the exact dimensions of the narrowest points to ensure proper fit.
Measure the length of the board under the headboard:____”
Measure the width exactly between the vertical parts of the L brackets and give the narrowest: ____”
Measure the length of the side board:____”
Measure between the headboard and the footboard near the right edge:___”
Measure between the headboard and the footboard near the left edge:___” [to make sure that it’s square]
- Measure the distance between the floor and the point on the headboard where you want the top of the mattress to come. Usually, it’s between 23” and 25”, but some folks want it higher:___”
Measure the distance between the floor and the top of the slats: ___”
When you subtract the smaller number, what remains is the thickness you have available for a mattress or set.