Antique headboards were not mass produced as modern beds, resulting in unusual sizes. An antique full size bed is less than a double bed and may not be big enough for your needs. It is possible to increase the size of your antique bed, with a conversion kit or converter rails. These rails both lengthen and widen the bed, to accommodate a queen size mattress.
Measure the length and width of your queen size mattress and your box spring. The rails attach the corners of the unique headboards and footstool to form a frame around the mattress and the box spring. The size of the box spring shows where to place the rails in the bedside and the spring box; if the rails are placed too close together, the mattress will not fit properly. The tails consist of two long metal pieces that attach to your bed frame and footstool and a razor that sacks in the middle. The center piece has an adjustable leg to change the height of the bed.
Select the measurements of your mattress on the headboard and footprints. For example, if your mattress is 4 feet wide, make a mark on one side of the gable. Measure four feet in diameter and mark your second hole. Repeat the footstep, which shows exactly where to attach the target rails. Attach the guide rails to the headboard and footstool of the bed. Push the end of the rail flat against your bedside pawl and apply pressure when screwing each screw into place. Lift the railroad, move to your footsteps and screw the rail into the footstool. Repeat on the other two corners of the bed.
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