Monthly Archives: June 2014

All Size Bed Frames

If you’re looking for a bed frame for your growing child, you’re a newly married couple with a queen bed, but hope to get a king later, an all size bed frame that can grow with you is a great choice. Also known as an all-in-one frame, An all size bed frame can adjust to accommodate any bed size. A customer called in the other day wanting to buy a bed frame for his toddler. My customer was worried because at this point he needed a twin size, but

All Size Bed Frame
The Monster Bed Frame, Grows with you for life.

he knew in the near future he would need a full size. He had asked about his options and I told him about The Monster All-In-One-Bed Frame. He went with this one because his son can take it with him through his whole life. This frame is super strong and features 2 inch side rails which double the strength. This frame also comes in a low profile version.

Assembly Video Series! Also, a little shameless plugging for our store.

Currently, I’m working on an assembly video series. My intentions are to create a video for every product we have! I feel like it would be much easier to put something together if you can watch it step-by-step rather than fumble with instructions. It can be ridiculously complicated to put together a bed frame sometimes. I’ve spent hours in front of a box and a bunch of sprawled out pieces before. The good news though is that most of our products at The Sleep Shop require NO TOOLS! If you’re looking for a quick and easy bed frame to put up I would suggest a Restmore queen standard bed frame. If you’re looking for an easy bed support, the BL-1 center supportis assembled in less than 5 minutes, literally. I’ve done it before. So if you need anything stop by our website and get something super easy to install and even if it’s not so easy, I got your back with a video.

Here’s a link to our YouTube Channel: BedFrameStore.

How-to: Display Headboard and Footboard for sale

We have a set of “Retail Display Rails” for sale on our website. Sometimes when people call in about them they think they’re about to purchase an entire bed rail.  When I tell them what they’re actually about to buy there’s always a small sigh of disappointment because they were so excited to find an entire bed rail set for so cheap. I always want to warn them that they should NEVER buy a bed frame that only costs $29.oo but, I don’t. It always seems to be almost rude. Anyways, even though they aren’t an entire bed frame they are pretty awesome.

They’re 12 inch rails that you use to connect a headboard and footboard together to display it for sale. They are available in hook on or bolt on style. Maybe you have an antique shop or thrift shop and want to showcase the lovely new set you got in?  Or maybe you own a store with a variety of products? It’s very aesthetically pleasing to set up a head board and foot board that’s for sell and then drape a quilt over it that’s also for sell.

We’ve filmed a video of a head board and foot board we have on our showroom floor connected with the Retail Display Rails so that you can see what it looks like all together.

How to turn two twins into a king

“How to turn two twins into a king” is a phrase very often searched.  Is it as easy as sliding the two mattresses together and calling it a day?  Not quite.  I guess you could do that but I think once you’re wedged in the crack of the bed at 3 am you’ll realize why it’s not the best idea.  Now, even though it’s not that easy  it’s not hard either.  All you need is a Create-A-King. What is a Create-A-King you ask? It’s just the handiest little thing since Replacement Bed Frame Feet. It’s a tool used to connect your two twin mattresses and make them a king. It comes with a long sheep skin connector and a band with buckles on the end. It comes in two thicknesses to accommodate any mattress.

Create a King

Here is a video demonstrating the Create-A-King on two of our mattresses.

Headboard Adapters

What types of headboard adapters are available to modify your headboard to accommodate your bed frame?

At The Sleep Shop we have several types of headboard adapters. Two of our most popular are mod adapt plates and bed hook adapters.

Mod Adapt Plates

If your headboard is over-sized, too small, or the holes don’t line up with your bed frame, mod-adapt headboard plates often easily solve this problem.

mod-adapt plates

Bed Hook Adapters

Bed Hook adapters are great if you have a hook on headboard, but you don’t want to use the footboard. Simply add a bed hook adapter to your bed frame, and hook it into your headboard. It’s a very simple, space-saving solution.

mod-adapt plates

Hopefully, one of these headboard adapter kits will save you time and money, allowing you to use your current frame with your new head board or vise versa!

The truth about pillow tops

I think to cover myself I need to start out by saying, this is a matter of opinion and personal experience.  I’m going to follow that though with saying, we’ve been doing this for a very long time and you can trust the things I’m going to share with you.

The truth about pillow tops.

It seems like for every 5 people that walk through the door 3 ask where the pillow tops are.  1 asks, “Now is what they call a pillow top?”, pointing to the nearest mattress and usually flattest they see and the other 1 out 5 already know they absolutely do not under any circumstance even want to mistakenly look at a pillow top.

For the second group I mentioned, here is a pillow top:

pillow top
A pillow top has a visibly noticeable top sewn on. It’s actually what the name implies, a giant pillow that covers your entire mattress.

Now, the easiest way to explain these guys is to use bullets so, here we go:

  • They are very, very prone to body impressions.  You’ll more than likely develop a noticeable body impression within a few months. Then, the next thing you know you’re either sleeping in bowl or a “W”, depending on how much you snuggle with your partner.
  • The comfort life you feel in the store does not last very long at all.  Meaning, it could lead to serious discomfort and body aches.
  • They’re two times more likely than a normal mattress to have problems with severe sagging.  They aren’t very durable.
  • They’re reported to have more problems with off-gassing.

Though I don’t have but four bullets listed it’s the most important things they have problems with.  Comfort and durability.

The best alternative to a pillow top mattress is to buy a firmer bed and purchase a nice mattress topper to put on it.  This way, as the topper breaks down you can repurchase just the topper instead of an entirely new bed.

How To Put A Bed Frame Together

Assemble Bed Frame
Restmore Bed Frame #45G

Today, I put a a bed frame together for the first time. I know, you’d think working at a mattress store, with a website that specializes in bed frames, that’d be a part of the interview, but it’s actually not. I was pleased to find out, it’s actually pretty simple! I filmed the process, because I am TERRIBLE at following directions and I’m probably not the only one. I always get something confused, and I over-complicate things, so it’s much easier if I watch something and can go along as they do. The only part that frustrated me was lining the holes up just right to lock the bars in place. So, if you’re wondering how to put a bed frame together watch my video and I’ll guide you step-by-step.

Also, here’s a link to all our bed frame assembly instructions.