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  1. #1
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    Default Re-using antique bed mattress

    Oops, I posted this in the wrong spot earlier.

    Hi. We have an antique bed -- a 3/4, 1880s, Eastland style bed. I have a custom made mattress for it, in the 3/4 size.

    We currently are storing the bed, but want to use the mattress for our son's bed. (He is still to little to not destroy an antique bed ).

    I have a convertible crib, that converts to a full-size bed (you have to buy a metal frame, but it comes with the headboard and footboard).

    Is there a way to use the 3/4-size mattress on this full-size frame? Does a steel bedframe adjust to that small? And is there a way to attach it to the headboard/footboard, since it will be an off size?

    I don't mind if the head and footboard are too wide -- but I don't want dangerous metal gaps on the frame itself.

    Thank you so much for your help!

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    Default Re: Re-using antique bed mattress

    An old mattress should not be used for many years, because it becomes a haven for mites, dust and a whole list of other pathogens. Think about it: do you really want your son spending 8 hours a day in a place like this?

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    Default Re: Re-using antique bed mattress

    Also: never buy a used mattress, not even from hotels for half price.

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