Bed Size Information

Old metal measure
Metal Bed Sizes

Most antique brass and iron beds were originally made in the standard sizes of singles or doubles, and so Divine Dreams specialise in adapting metal antique beds to the wider sizes of king size and super king size. Please select from the different thumbnail photos at the bottom to view examples and information of most sizes available.

It is possible to alter the dimensions of many of these beds, for example we can extend to whatever length you wish and we can supply all the mattresses, bases and linen to match. Also if you need a non-standard size we can create a bed of your choice from our bespoke range.

There are some non-standard sizes not listed, for example 2ft 6in (small single) or 5ft 6in (extra-wide). Please enquire for these sizes if you cannot find examples on this site.

We always recommend you contact us directly for specific requirements as we have many more items in our workshops or currently awaiting renovation.


Old wooden tape measure

Wooden Bed Sizes

We source antique wooden beds both from the UK and the Continent. Consequently the dimensions of the beds can be in Imperial (feet and inches) or Metric (metres and centimetres). In most cases we adapt the Continental beds to accept standard British mattresses and bases, but in cases where adaption is impossible or where it is preferable to keep the bed as original as possible, we can provide Metric sized mattresses and bases.

It is often the case that the original side runners are damaged, warped or too short so we adapt most beds with our metal structure. This ensures that the beds are sturdy and can accept the modern British size mattress and base.

The pictures below give examples of different standard sizes of wooden beds. Of course antique beds often do not conform to standard dimensions and so we provide all shapes and sizes of bases and mattresses to suit.