First, what is a three quarter bed?
A three quarter bed is one that measures approximately 48 inches wide by 75 inches long. Because these beds were popular in the early to mid 1900’s, many people have them in their homes. Many antique beds are this size.
Can you convert a three quarter bed to a full size?
Since we sell full to queen converter rails, customers ask if we sell anything that will convert a three quarter bed to a full size bed. There is no “converter rail” set that will easily convert a three quarter bed to a full bed. There may be a bed frame solution, however, that might work for you.
Converting the whole bed
- To use the whole bed (meaning the headboard and the footboard) start by purchasing a full size bed frame for headboard and footboard.
- Next, you’ll need to bridge the distance in width between three-quarter and full size by ordering mod-adapt headboard plates. Mod-adapt plates are a useful tool for attaching over-sized or undersized headboards to standard metal bed frames.
- If your three quarter bed attaches using bolts, you don’t need the next bed frame accessory. If your three quarter bed attaches using hooks, you’ll need two bed hook adapter kits – one for the headboard and one for the footboard.
Using just the headboard
To to use the 3/4 headboard only, opt for a Clamp-Style bed frame that adjusts from twin size to queen size. Most of today’s bed frames are designed to fit exact sizes, but clamp style bed frames are different. Because they allow for limitless adjustment, you get an exact fit on your box spring or foundation. To attach the headboard, order a mod-plate to bridge the distance between the two sizes. If necessary for hook-on beds, also add the bed hook adapter from step 3 above.