NONE OF THE BEDS IN THE PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE OR INCLUDED IN THIS LISTING. Shown here on a French Upholstered [Capitonné] Bed. This new adjustable bed base is for use on standard size 4 ft 6 double beds, as well as odd sized beds, in either metal or wood. It is suitable for most vintage and antique French beds between 3 ft 9 and 5 ft wide. Check out our other listings for examples of the base on other antique beds.The length is fixed at 6 ft 3, the width is variable and we use this base with the following size beds. 3 ft 9 x 6 ft 3 Large Single. 4 ft x 6 ft 3 Small Double. 4 ft 6 x 6 ft 3 Standard Double. 5 ft x 6 ft 3- King size width, but the length is 6 ft 3, not 6 ft 7 like a standard UK king size. The base can be used with some 6 ft 7 long king size beds, depending on their structure. It is self supporting in the centre so needs no central support. It is ideal for narrow staircases when other bed bases are too wide. It can be used in caravan design or bespoke sleeping areas. The base slides / extends to the size you need, it is not notched, therefore. Usually needs securing to metal beds where it lies on top of the bed frame. Supply cable ties to do this, which work well, with ease and can be hidden. Usually does not need securing on wooden beds, where it sits within the frame. With a variable width you can always re-use this base with larger or smaller bed frames as your needs change.
This base has a dark blue metal frame with 27 lightly sprung beech slats. The slats fit into strong black plastic brackets on the metal frame. It comes with 4 end caps which can be moved to the ends on show. Fitting the base to upholstered [Capitonné] French beds. The photos below show the adjustable slatted bed base on an upholstered French double bed measuring 140 cm wide by 190 cm in length.
Most upholstered beds have metal brackets on the sides which hold wooden cross bars. We add a central support to the cross bars to help strengthen the structure by taking the weight of base, mattress and ultimately you.
If your bed does not have cross bars, then you need to replace them and we recommend you add the central support which is a simple task. If you feel that two cross bars alone, as shown here, are not sufficient support for your slats, then you can always add a third in the centre or a wooden ledge, normally the two cross bars work well on their own.To widen the base, just pull the slats apart and lay them down on your supports. The base does not move nor does it need to be fixed in place when used within the side pieces of the bed.
If your bed is of a slightly different construction then the slats may still fit, if you are in doubt. We will provide some advice. 6 ft 2 (188 cm).
2 ft 9 to 5 ft 2 inches (85 cm to 156 cm). The height varies depending on how it sits on your bed. On the upholstered bed in this listing the base sits on the wooden cross bars so the height is 5cm - when this base sits on a metal bed, resting on all 4 corners of the bed the height of the base is slightly higher at 7.5cm. The couriers NEVER call in advance, even if you ask us, we cannot make them, it is not a service that is offered. If you are local to us (Stansted, Essex) we may be able to deliver, check with us.
Always discuss with us if you are in any doubt whether you can use this. We are always happy to help. The item "BED BASE 4 French Upholstered Double Antique BEDS Width Adjustable Slatted" is in sale since Monday, June 22, 2020.This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Furniture\Beds & Mattresses\Other Beds & Mattresses". The seller is "thefrenchbedcompany" and is located in Saffron Walden. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.