We do all of our own restorations. We will discuss every step with you.

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Youth or Danish Twin to American Twin | American Twin to Trundle | Danish Twin pair to Queen |Attaching headboards to a bed frame

Conversion of a Youth bed to American Twin bed size

This is a bed I orignally converted and paint for our own home. If you look closely at each bed post, you will see that a small piece has been added so that youth bed could become a standard twin. In fact, I didn't even notice this addition until my husband pointed it out to me! This bed only needed an inch to make it wide enough.

Borge uses wood of the same time period to make the necessary addition and it comes out beautiful.

Oh yes, I don't know what came over me, but on a very hot July day I painted these beds a cool cool green with a latex wash, then crackle medium then an even lighter cooler green. We love them.

 

 

Pair of Danish beds converted to American queen size

 

Here is one more way that we have had a too narrow bed made must a bit bigger...

 

And one more way to widen a too narrow bed!

Here is another bed that we converted to a twin day bed. Beautiful!
Twin bed to Trundle or Daybed

 

Clearance for the manufactured pop frame:

I measured one that we have and figured up the clearances necessary for the typical metal pop up trundle frame available at most mattress stores. We have used one of these for 20 years and it works great.

You will need to buy two normal thickness (8") twin mattresses, no box springs needed.


This sums up the conversion.....

Floor to side rail clearance 13 1/2"

Long side of bed leg to leg clearance 75 1/2"

Short side of bed leg to leg clearance 38 1/2"

Side rails are 7" high to accomodate a regular thickness twin mattress only, no box spring.

We will provide slats but you can have a piece of plywood cut to fit instead if you prefer at the lumberyard.



For a trundle bed, choose a twin bed that has not been converted as yet so we can position the side rails up higher to make room for the trundle!


We will provide slats but you can have a piece of plywood cut to fit instead if you prefer at the lumberyard.

 

Two beds that were converted to standard twin size with straight side rails.

Isn't this bed beautiful? Converted from a Danish bed c.1860 to a daybed for a little girl's room. Painted with White #5.
Pair of Danish twins to American queen size

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Here are a pair of headboards attached to twin bed frames. Click on any photo to enlarge

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