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About Special Order Mattress Sizes

Special Order Sizes:

Mattress sizes have varied throughout the years. The 3/4 bed was once so common that many customers today still believe that the 3/4 bed is the standard size. The technical size of a 3/4 bed is 48 inches wide by 75 inches long. Less then 20% of today's mattresses are actually that size. Many customers have mattress sets that are usually an inch or two shorter or wider than the technical 3/4 size. Knowing this, be sure you order the proper size mattress for your bed, because your purchase is non-refundable, even if it doesn't fit.

Shop Our Selection of 3/4 mattresses. There are a lot of custom variations to the 3/4 bed, so make sure you know which dimensions are appropriate for your room and bed frame.

How to Measure Your Mattress:

If your existing mattress set fits well, then we highly recommend you use the same measurement. In the past, some manufactures made box springs that were smaller than the mattress, so it's very important that you measure the box spring and the mattress individually. (This affects about 3% of 3/4 mattress owners.) If the mattress and the box spring are identical in size, then you can fill in the order form with your sizes on our web site. If your mattress and your box springs are different sizes, then please contact us by phone or e-mail.
Please be accurate when measuring for your new mattress size. Your purchase is custom made and cannot be returned. You alone are responsible for the sizes that you give us. Also, be aware that due to coil contruction restrictions, mattresses can vary up to 2 inches in either length or width. This may cause your mattress to measure up to 2 inches over or under the size you specified. When deciding upon your custom mattress, the manufacturer cannot cut a coil in half, so instead they will either remove the coils or add a new row, causing variations in size. This is unfortunate, but there is no way around it. Rest assured that the box spring will always be the exact size of your order.

Mattress Height:

Today's average headboard is 54 inches tall. Today's average mattress set is 21 inches tall. Many 3/4 beds have lower headboard heights, and sometimes today's tall mattress sets cover most of the headboard and footboard. Unfortunately, this means that the mattress could cover the beauty of your antique bed. We've included the height of each mattress on each of the product pages so that you can consider mattress height when you make your purchase decision.

Box Spring Height:

We offer box springs measuring both 5 1/2 inches and 7 1/2 inches tall. Both are the same in quality and will adequately support your new mattress. The customary height of a box spring in the past has been 7 1/2 inches. The 5 1/2 inch box spring was designed specifically to help the customer manage the height of the set. Please select the appropriate size from the drop down box when you are ordering.

What If I Want Just A Mattress?

Because each custom mattress order is made to size, most of the cost goes into the custom sizing of the bed. Therefore, if you order just the mattress, you'll be paying almost 90% of the set cost. This is why they are only available in matching sets.
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