Bed Frames
Bed Frame Vs. Boxspring.
Bed frame
Bed, Mattress and Sheeting Sizes
Hospital bed frames
Types of beds
What size bed do you have?
35 Different Types Of Beds & Frames
Bed frame

A bed frame or bedstead is a type of furniture, the part of a bed used to position the mattress and base and may include means of supporting a canopy above. Bed frames are typically made of wood or metal or a composite or a combination of all elements. A bed frame is made up of head, foot, side rails, and a canopy. All or any of the preceding elements may or may not be present. Most double (full) sized beds, along with all queen and king size beds require some type of center support rail, typically also with extra feet extending down to the floor.

Types of beds

There are many varieties of beds:
An adjustable bed is a bed that can be adjusted to a number of different positions
An air bed uses an air-inflated mattress, sometimes connected to an electric air pump and having variable, firmness controls. The portable version of an air bed can also be rolled up and packed; so is meant for travel or temporary guest use.
A bassinet is a bed specifically for newborn infants.
A box-bed is a bed having the form of a large box with wooden roof, sides, and ends, opening in front with two sliding panels or shutters; often used in cottages in Scotland: sometimes also applied to a bed arranged to fold up into a box.
A brass bed, constructed from brass. A brass plated bed is a cheap bed of iron, a false brass bed, with a thin covering of brass, which with time peels off and the iron is exposed.
A bunk bed is two or more beds one atop the other.
A loft bed is similar to a bunk bed, except there isn't a lower bunk. This leaves space underneath for storage, other furniture, etc.
A captain's bed (or captain bed) [14] (also known as a "chest bed" or "cabin bed") is a platform bed with drawers and storage compartments built in underneath.
A camp bed (also "cot") is a simple, temporary, portable bed used by armies and large organizations in times of crisis.
A canopy bed is similar to a four poster bed, but the posts usually extend higher and are adorned or draped with cloth, sometimes completely enclosing the bed.
A curtained bed is a luxury bed with curtains.
A daybed is a couch that is used as a seat by day and as a bed by night. Usually it has pup up trundle which is used as bed in the night.
A futon is a traditional style of Japanese bed that is also available in a larger Western style which can fold halfway for sitting.
A four poster bed is a bed with four posts, one in each corner, that support a tester.
A hammock is a piece of suspended fabric.
A hideaway bed, invented by Sarah E. Goode in response to the needs of apartment-dwellers, folds up into another piece of furniture, such as a shelf or desk, when not in use.
A hospital bed is specifically designed to facilitate convalescence, traditionally in a hospital or nursing facility, but increasingly in other settings, such as a private residence. Modern hospital beds commonly have wheels to assist in moderate relocation, but they are larger and generally more permanently placed than a trolley (__: gurney). The "hospital bed" is also a common unit of measurement for the capacity of any type of inpatient medical facility, though it is just as common to shorten the term to "bed" in that usage (e.g. The hospital has 250 beds...).
An infant bed (also "crib" or "cot") is a small bed specifically for babies and infants.
An iron bed, developed in the 1850s, is constructed of iron and steel. A kang bed-stove is a ______ ceramic room heater used as the platform for a bed.

A Manjaa is a traditional Punjabi bed made of tied ropes bordered by a wooden frame. A mourning bed ("illustration") is a formal canopied bed, with the deceased, a wax effigy, or symbols of rank A Murphy bed or wallbed is a bed that can fold up into a wall or cabinet to save space.
An Ottoman bed (in the __) is a type of storage bed in which the storage area is placed underneath the mattress base and accessed by lifting the hinged mattress frame with the help of a spring or hydraulic mechanism.
A pallet is a thin, lightweight mattress.
A platform bed is a mattress resting on a solid, flat raised surface, either free-standing or part of the structure of the room.
A roll-away bed is a bed whose frame folds in half and rolls in order to be more easily stored and moved. This is used in different settings, including hotels for either free or a nominal fee per night, where more people than expected may need to sleep in the same room, e.g. 5 people in a hotel room for 4 (two twin beds).
A rope bed is a pre-modern bed whose wooden frame includes crossing ropes to support the typically down-filled single mattress.
A sofabed ("pull-out" or "pull-out bed") is a bed that is stored inside a sofa.
A state bed developed in Early Modern ______ from a hieratic canopy of _____.
A toddler bed is a small bed for young children.
A trundle bed or "truckle bed" is a bed usually stored beneath a twin bed also sometimes referred to as a "sleepover bed" or "daybed with pop up trundle"
A vibrating bed (also known as a Magic Fingers bed) is typically a coin-operated novelty found in a vintage (c. 1960s-early 1980s) motel. For a nominal fee, the mattress vibrates for a duration of time. Alternatively it is a modern bed which vibrates by use of an off-centre motor. It is controlled by electronics for varying time and amplitude settings and is used therapeutically to ease back pains.
A waterbed is a mattress full of water.

Hospital bed frames

Linak hospital bed frames

Hybrid Hospital Bed

Dimensions of a Hospital Bed: Century Series 835/837 Med-Surg Bed
Dimensions of a Hospital Bed: Centra Series 850/852 & 1060/1062
Dimensions of a Hospital Bed: Century Critical Care % Advance Series
Dimensions of a Hospital Bed: Affinity II & Affinity III

Bed Frame Vs. Boxspring.

This is a bed frame.

And this is a boxspring.

The smallest bed is a crib, designed for small children under the age of about 3, as it is only 27 inches wide and 52 inches long. The next size up is a twin bed, which is 39 by 75 inches (or 80 inches with an extra long twin) and sleeps one person. A full or double bed is a tight fit for two people, at 54 by 75 inches. The most popular size for two people is queen, which is 60 by 80 inches, and then king, which is 76 by 80 inches.


The main part of a bed is the mattress, which is the sleeping surface. Historically, most mattresses have been innerspring mattresses, which consist of a layer of steel coils that will evenly support the whole body. In recent years, foam mattresses have been developed as well. These memory foam or latex mattresses are made completely of breathable foam that fits to the shape of your body. It is also common for innerspring mattresses to have a pillow top layer with a comfort material or a layer of foam.


Under the mattress, it is recommended to have a foundation of some kind. When ______ a new mattress, it will likely come with a foundation that is especially designed to support the mattress. The foundation can range anywhere from traditional box springs to a steel or plastic support system.


A bed frame is not essential, but it is a metal frame consisting of head, foot and side rails that the foundation will rest on, plus feet to raise it a few inches off the ground. You will want a bed skirt to hide the frame and the box springs. Some people choose to purchase a furniture set with a headboard, footboard, and sideboards, typically in wood, that will attach to the frame and tie it into the rest of the room.


In addition to the bed itself, the last important part of a bed is the bedding and mattress comfort and protection that people commonly add to their bare bed. On top of the mattress, you can include a layer of foam (either the traditional egg crate foam or memory foam). Then there is a mattress cover, which protects the mattress from stains and dirt. Sheets are next, with most people using both a fitted sheet and a flat sheet. Lastly, there are of course blankets and pillows to complete the bed.

Bed, Mattress and Sheeting Sizes
The bed sizes available in the United States are Twin, Single, Double, Full, Queen, King, California King, Western King, Eastern King

Mattress Sizes
•Twin--39 x 75 inches (or 99 x 190 cm)
•X-Long Twin--39 x 80 inches (99 x 203 cm)
•Full--54 x 75 inches (137 x 190 cm)
•Queen--60 x 80 inches (or 153 x 203 cm)
•King--76 x 80 inches (or 198 x 203 cm)
•California King--72 x 84 inches (or 182 x 213 cm)

Fitted Sheet Sizes
•Twin--39 x 75 inches (or 99 x 190 cm)
•X-Long Twin--39 x 80 inches (99 x 203 cm)
•Full--54 x 75 inches (137 x 190 cm)
•Queen--60 x 80 inches (or 153 x 203 cm)
•King--76 x 80 inches (or 198 x 203 cm)
•California King--72 x 84 inches (or 182 x 213 cm)

•Flat Sheet Sizes
•Twin--66 x 96 inches (or 167 x 243 cm)
•X-Long Twin--66 x 102 inches (or 167 x 259 cm)
•Full--81 x 96 inches (or 205 x 243 cm)
•Queen--90 x 102 inches (or 228 x 259 cm)
•King/California King--108 x 102 inches (or 274 x 259 cm)

•Comforter Sizes
•Twin--68 x 86 inches (or 173 x 218 cm)
•Full/Queen--86 x 86 inches (or 218 x 218 cm)
•King/California King--100 x 90 inches (or 254 x 229 cm)