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Posted on How much mattress size allowance on bed frame?

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#1 posted 12-05-2018 06:02 PM

I’d go with the dimensions of the mattress, side to side and maybe allow for an inch total top/bottom to allow the blankets to tuck in the bottom.

I used 2” when I made my first bed and the mattress slopped around between the rails and always seems to be pushed up against on side rail or the other. That means one side has a 4” space between the side rail and the mattress. It is really awkward to get out of bed like that.

The second bed I made I used 1” and it still felt like there was a lot of side slop.

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