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Buyer's Guide: Buying a Bed Frame

Bed frame length has emerged lately as a hot topic here at our store. You'll notice that the length of most our best selling queen and king bed frames is 70 or 71 inches. One of our most common questions is, "Why aren't queen and king bed frames longer?" Many people expect a bed frame to protrude past the end of their box spring.

But here's a bed frame fact: NO bed frame measures 80 inches long (unless that bed frame is designed to be used with both a headboard and a footboard). The main reason bed frame manufacturers do not make bed frames 80 inches long is consumer safety. If a bed frame is longer than the box spring that it supports, a consumer can very easily scrape her shins on the protruding angle iron. A length of 70 inches is very common for queen and king size bed frames and is considered absolutely normal in the industry.

Absolutely not. Our bed frame suppliers are in the business of providing products that support your mattress set properly. Our bed frames are designed with mattress warranty guidelines in mind, and we will not sell a product that does not meet or exceed mattress warranty guidelines.

This should not happen. Your box spring will fit inside the frame snugly and this tight fit will prevent the box spring from "flipping up" if you sit on the end. Now, if you are still concerned about the length of your bed frame, you can always consider an emBrace bed frame. The emBrace bed frames are 76 inches long (still not 80 inches long for safety reasons) in queen, king, and California king sizes. This extra length might help allay any fears you have about the length of your bed frame.

If you still have questions about what to consider when buying bed frames, call us at 1-800-905-6252, give us a call or fill out the form on our Contact page.  We'll be glad to help you!

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