Are you thinking of getting a new bed? Or you have just recently moved into a new home and you already have the mattress of your dreams. The only issue is that the mattress is queen size but you have a full-frame bed. Your biggest question would be, will the queen-sized mattress fit the full-frame?
The simple answer to that is yes. Nevertheless, it is necessary to check the measurements of both the full-frame and mattress as most of them come in different standard sizes.
Some queen-sized beds are longer so it would be wise to get one that is the same size as your bed because you do not want your mattress to overhang. That would cause it to wear easily and make you uncomfortable.
In the next few paragraphs., we are going to show you how to remedy the situation so you may want to stick around.
How to Convert a Full Frame Bed to Fit a Queen-Sized Mattress In 5 Easy Steps
First, you should be ready to put in the work and dig deeper into your pocket if you want to use your queen-sized mattress for a full-frame. Anyway, here is what you will need.
- Box spring
- A staple gun (heavy-duty)
- A drill
- Furniture legs
- Furniture leg mounting plates
- MDF board
- Measuring tape
Step 1: Attach The Board With Box Spring
The first thing you need to do is attach the MDF boards to your box spring’s sides. You can do that by drilling a hole at the bottom and top of each edge of the box spring. The holes have to be on the frame to allow for securing with a screw.
Step 2: Cut The Fabric
Next, you want to get a measuring tape and get measure your fabric. Ensure that it is wide and long enough to cover the entire box spring. After that, you need to cut your fabric giving it enough allowance for tucking. A six-inch allowance should suffice.
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Step 3: Secure Fabric on Box Spring With Pins
This is where things get interesting so buckle up! First, you want to lay your cut and measured fabric on the box spring and use as many pins as you need to, to secure it. To make things even easier, prop the box spring in a sideways position and tuck about an inch from the edge sticking it under the base. Once that is done, turn the box spring to the other side and repeat the process.
Now, you may realize that the fabric is moving around too much at this point so you can use double-sided tape to secure it.
If you want the sides to feel softer, you can add a foam sheet on each side and staple it in place before you begin covering with fabric.
Step 4: Add Legs (Optional)
This is an optional step. We say that because, at this point, your bed is ready for use if you do not mind a platform bed. However, if you do, you can add some legs, and to do that, you need to turn your bed so that it faces upwards.
We recommend using furniture legs because they can comfortably accommodate the weight of the box spring as well as your massive mattress seeing as they are sturdy. Aesthetically, they do not perform badly either.
Step 5: Attach The Legs (Optional)
Get your drill once again and create holes on each corner of the bed. Next, fasten the leg plates and holders. You will repeat these steps when fitting the center legs. After doing this, simply attach the furniture legs and ensure that they are tightly screwed in.
Flip the bed over and try to shake it. The legs should not wobble, if they do, they are not well-secured so you need to go back and re-tighten the screws.
That’s it! You now have your modified full-frame bed that can hold your queen-sized mattress. At this point, you can even add a trim if you so wish.
You do not have to do away with your full-frame bed just because your queen-sized mattress won’t fit in. As you can see, a queen-sized mattress can go on a full-frame bed, nonetheless, you want to confirm the measurements keeping in mind that standard sizes can be different.
You also want to consider whether you have a split box spring or a standard one as that will determine whether it fits or not.
In the end, a bit of creativity combined with some DIY skills will save you the money you could have spent on a carpenter or a new bed.