We're happy to discuss all of your mattress needs!
Antique Mattress Size
Whether you acquired a bed as a family heirloom or through some recent antiquing finding the right mattress for your new treasure can be difficult. There are a variety of antique mattress sizes and Custom Mattress Makers can accommodate nearly all of your needs.
Why do many antique beds require custom mattresses?
In the era of pre-industrialization many beds were made to order. Prior to factories and standardization bespoke artisans crafted beautiful frames made to order. As a result, mattresses didn’t conform to the sizes we have become familiar with today such as king, queen, full, and twin. Custom Mattress Makers can produce the comfort of today to match the lasting beauty of yesteryear.
The most common size for an antique mattress is 48 x 75. While that suits many of your needs it is best to verify it by measuring. The first step to purchasing a new mattress is measuring your existing mattress, box spring, or frame. Here are the necessary steps:
- Have a piece of paper or your phone nearby to note each measurement.
- Take off the sheets and any pillows.
- Use a measuring tape.
- Width. Measure from left to right from the widest point of the mattress to assure accuracy. A mattress may bow some so it is important to be careful in finding the widest point. Simply measure from edge to edge once you have located this point.
Ready to take the next step? Start checking out mattresses for your antique bed here. Still not ready? Contact Custom Mattress Makers to ask any question you might have.
Commonly Asked Questions
How long does it take to receive my order?
Mattress: Approx. 2-3 weeks (a bit longer for special cuts)
Foundation: Approx. 4-5 weeks
Sheets/Protectors: Approx. 2 weeks
Where can I find prices for my size?
Right on the product page. Visit our Mattresses or Foundation pages and you will see two toolbars where you can select the width and length. After your size is entered, the price for that product will show in green. *If you don't see your size as an option, please contact us and we can discuss further.
What is the largest size you offer?
Mattress: 78" wide and 84" long (single piece).
Box/Foundation: 78" wide and 83" long (two pieces).
Sheets/Protectors: Larger than above sizes. Contact us for details.
What do I do if my mattress needs a special cut?
Please visit our Special Cuts page. We can build angled, notched and radius/rounded corners.
Unfortunately, we are unable to build hinged mattresses at this time.
How much is shipping?
This price you see listed for any of our products includes UPS shipping. That is provided at no additional charge.
Taxes are only collected if the mattress is shipping to Florida.
I'm on a time crunch. Do you offer an expedited option for the mattress?
Yes, given the materials are readily available and lead-time is feasible. Please contact us for more information.