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Bed frame build mistake

by trevor7428
posted 07-13-2018 02:58 AM


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000

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#1 posted 07-13-2018 03:28 AM

Design change opportunity.
Mimic the top of the footboard and add it to the sides.

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#2 posted 07-13-2018 03:47 AM

I would put the mattress in there first and then get in and out of bed. To see the back of my legs drug across the the side rail. Then clamp a filler piece on and do the same. If you prefer the filler piece then I would go with jbay and make the filler look like the head and foot board.

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#3 posted 07-13-2018 03:55 AM

Great idea, thank you. I would never have thought of that.

The only thing with doing that is. The side rails are removable via the hardware. I would have to find similar hardware but way smaller for the top rail or I guess i could just get a 2nd set of same hardware and cut it in half

I wish there was an app, to make drawings like you did on my phone :(
That’s cool how u did that and appreciate the idea

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#4 posted 07-13-2018 03:58 AM

The “decorative rails” don’t need to extend all the way. They don’t need to be fastened to the head and foot boards. They can come close but not touch.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#5 posted 07-13-2018 11:28 AM

won’t you have a similar issue of the mattress looking like its floating above the floorboard as well?

I’d probably take the design change opportunity to add 2 – 3” feet to the legs to raise the whole bed frame…

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC :: http://www.FamousArtisan.com

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#6 posted 07-13-2018 11:33 AM

Have you actually put the mattress in the frame? Because I suspect with he shadow of the mattress it won’t actually look that bad. Try it before you make any adjustments.

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#7 posted 07-13-2018 12:17 PM

Also: when there are sheets and blankets on the bed they usually hang over the sides, so again, you may not see the gap.

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#8 posted 07-13-2018 12:40 PM



I d probably take the design change opportunity to add 2 – 3” feet to the legs to raise the whole bed frame…

- BFamous

Same here. And use a contrasting wood so that it looks like I did it on purpose.

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#9 posted 07-13-2018 02:16 PM


I d probably take the design change opportunity to add 2 – 3” feet to the legs to raise the whole bed frame…

- BFamous

Same here. And use a contrasting wood so that it looks like I did it on purpose.

- theart

If I added on to the bottom of the legs then the bottom of my headboard and foot board would be way above my mattress. The position of the headboard/ footboard is the exact hight above the ground as I want them to be.

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#10 posted 07-13-2018 02:22 PM


I d probably take the design change opportunity to add 2 – 3” feet to the legs to raise the whole bed frame…

- BFamous

Same here. And use a contrasting wood so that it looks like I did it on purpose.

- theart

If I added on to the bottom of the legs then the bottom of my headboard and foot board would be way above my mattress. The position of the headboard/ footboard is the exact hight above the ground as I want them to be.

- trevor7428

Understood that it would raise the bottom of your headboard above the mattress, though I don’t see how it would do the same with the footboard. As I see it as if the bottom of the mattress is floating above the top of the siderails it is also floating above the bottom board of the footboard.
In the case of the bottom of the headboard I’d probably look to do feet and add a decorative board under the lowest board of the headboard, or switch that one out for one that is 2 – 3” wider (to correspond with the foot height).

I would not just raise the siderails, as then they would not be aligned with the bottom board of the footboard and the aesthetics would be off.

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC :: http://www.FamousArtisan.com

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#11 posted 07-13-2018 02:52 PM

This doesn’t appear to be a complicated issue. Add a trim cap to the existing bed rail. It’s only a matter of 1 1/4”? Make a cap and dimension it as needed. It can be contrasting wood or the same wood. It can have some kind of feature so it doesn’t look like an afterthought.

This isn’t to scale or represent anything other than a possibility of how to go about it.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#12 posted 07-14-2018 02:28 AM


This doesn t appear to be a complicated issue. Add a trim cap to the existing bed rail. It s only a matter of 1 1/4”? Make a cap and dimension it as needed. It can be contrasting wood or the same wood. It can have some kind of feature so it doesn t look like an afterthought.

This isn t to scale or represent anything other than a possibility of how to go about it.

- builtinbkyn

Mhmm very interesting, that would be the easiest way to resolve the issue.

Thanks

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#13 posted 07-14-2018 02:48 AM


This doesn t appear to be a complicated issue. Add a trim cap to the existing bed rail. It s only a matter of 1 1/4”? Make a cap and dimension it as needed. It can be contrasting wood or the same wood. It can have some kind of feature so it doesn t look like an afterthought.

This isn t to scale or represent anything other than a possibility of how to go about it.

- builtinbkyn

Mhmm very interesting, that would be the easiest way to resolve the issue.

Thanks

- trevor7428


I agree, and….you could still add some small blocks in the reveal to mimic the head/foot boards, just for added design.

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#14 posted 07-14-2018 02:56 AM

Please post Pictures, I will have a similar issue with a adjustable bed frame on a Cal King. In reading the literature on the frame though. instead of the legs, it can rest on a platform. My biggest issue with the adjustable frame is the mattress tends to skid off to the side, an inch or 2 every night. That is why I want to build a frame for mine. Dan

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#15 posted 07-19-2018 07:42 AM

So I finally got around, to carrying the bed frame upstairs to assemble around my bed. Here you can see the floating issue.

Damn I wish I would’ve considered this during layout.

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#16 posted 07-19-2018 07:44 AM

Hey I guess the good news is the mattress fits inside the frame though right? Lol

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#17 posted 07-19-2018 08:03 AM

This is an adjustable bed, so if I raise the head part up. There’s always going to be some part of the mattress above the bedframe. So now I’m not sure if I should just keep the floating look (which wont be seen with the bed sheets down/ bedsheets currently pulled up)
Or if I should attempt to fix the issue like I wanted to before I assembled bedframe around bed.

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#18 posted 07-19-2018 08:06 AM



Please post Pictures, I will have a similar issue with a adjustable bed frame on a Cal King. In reading the literature on the frame though. instead of the legs, it can rest on a platform. My biggest issue with the adjustable frame is the mattress tends to skid off to the side, an inch or 2 every night. That is why I want to build a frame for mine. Dan

- RDan

My mattress has never skid of the original metal frame. Does the mattress slide down or left and right. My metal frame has a bar to stop the mattress falling down (towards my feet)

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion

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#19 posted 07-19-2018 12:40 PM

I like the the add a contrasting strip to the top of the rails option. And inch or two ought to do.

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#20 posted 07-19-2018 03:12 PM

Personally, I think it looks fine floating. If you’re absolutely resolved to fix it, adding a contrasting strip to the top of the rails seems like the easiest way to do it.

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