Best Supports Under A King Size Bed

Best Supports Under a King Size Bed

January 25, 2013
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Adding support for king bed

You finally did it, you bought one of those giant king size mattress sets you’ve always dreamed of and now you realize the bedding is more expensive, they are heavy, and much wider than you thought. These wider beds can have a major drawback to them especially when compared to smaller queen and full size mattresses which are less likely to start sagging prematurely.  Add in these beds have to carry additional support of an adult couple, the kids, and the family pets there is a real situation about to develop, sagging. Instead of supporting the bed with bricks and cinder blocks consider a stable and good looking solution that will properly distribute bed weight and add many years of life to your sleep system. Think about adding supports to your king bed. Frame choices can be shopped below.

Best Supports Under a King Size Bed

The best supports for a king size bed are usually those that do not come standard with the bed when you buy it. Surprisingly, many brand new king sized beds do not come with ample support underneath to hold up and stabilize the middle of the bed.  Some Kings and California Kings have nothing at all.

While most king size beds come with headboards and footboards, they rarely include a support system that will stand the test of time. The majority are nothiBest Supports Under A King Size Bedng more than cheap wooden legs that are weak and slide out of position. The legs are anchored to low-grade wooden slats.

Our Solution to the problem:

We recommend steel center support systems. These are typically sold separately by companies like Glideaway, Leggett & Platt, and Knickerbocker who specialize in heavy duty metal bed frames made of super hardened steel. In addition to complete frames, manufacturers build special center support systems for the middle of the beds that have wooden and metal side rails as a low cost solution to a new bed frame.


What kind of king support frame do you need?

Follow these steps to make sure you get the right king support frame:

  • Determine if your frame will need to connect to a headboard or a headboard and footboard.
  • Does the bed currently have metal side rails or wood?
  • Do these rails attach by nuts and bolts or does it hook into vertical slots?
  • Measure the space between the bottom side of your boxspring and the floor. Make sure the frame or support legs will reach from the bottom of the boxspring down to the floor for proper support.

King Bed frames and Center Support Systems That Will Solve Your Problem

  1. GS3 XS, and BB 8-18 our 3 of our center support systems that vary in price and will attach to wooden sides of a bed with a headboard and footboard.
  2. K80, F88003, and K83 are the best choices for beds with hook in headboards and footboards.
  3. K88N can be used with a headboard only that has hook in slots attachments.
  4. K43 WB and 44 RR frame will bolt up to headboards with holes that are predrilled into the legs and can easily be connected with the correct length bolts and nuts.
  5. BBK43 WB and BB44 frames bolt up to headboards and foot boards with bolt up connections.

Whatever you choose be sure you understand how the frame connects and that you are getting the proper size.

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