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About 6 months ago we bought a springs/mattress set. It is like sleeping in clouds. Now, we are looking for a bed to use with our fabulous springs/mattress. I'm wondering if we can use the box springs with a Malm bed?
"Technically" you can. We used our box spring and matress on our Malm bed for a few months when we first bought the bed. It seemed a little high in proportion to the overall look of the bed as the top of the matress came only a few inches below the top of the head board.
We wanted a new matress set anyway and what we ended up doing was getting a tempurpedic matress set with a "low profile" box base. It's about 3 or so inches lower than our old box spring and matress was on the Malm frame.
The other alternative is to buy a set of the slats and use only your matress - but it sounds like you love the set you've got.
Our Malm bed with low profile base and tempurpedic matress can be seen on our website, back in the July and August 2007 archives at Yahoo!
If you want, measure the height from the bottom of your box to the top of your matress, and I'll measure mine so you can compare with my picture. (The box spring does sit down inside the bed frame quite a bit on a lip designed into both side rails, so it's not like a true platform bed where the whole of both matress and box spring are exposed).
we also have a queen-size MALM bed. we used to just use our mattress on the slats, but then moved and had no where to store our box. so we removed the slats and rails, and have set the box inside the bed with the mattress over that (of course you can see the box). while this doesn't look quite as "clean" it works for us and our storage issue.
You are sooooo nice to reply to quickly! Thank you!!
We have a Spring Air Oasis pillow-top mattress set we bought at JCPenney. It is the most comfortable night's sleep I have ever had. Previously, we had a waterbed. So, we bought one of those cheap metal frames to use until we found a bed we like. The springs are 9" high and the mattress is 14" high. It stands pretty tall as is (our fat cat can't quite reach it). We're not sure what to do because we don't want to lose our comfort from the mattress.
so the box mattress will go through the hole and touch the floor where u can see it?? do u have a
? and how many boxes does the malm bed come in because online it says 4 but when i went to the ikea it had 1 2 3 am i missing something here, i dont' want the mattress just the frame.
The on-line information is incorrect and misleading (surprise!). The bed frame itself (a single article number) comes in 3 boxes - one for the head board, one for the foot board (which will also contain the assembly hardware package), and one for the side rails (which will also contain the "L" rails and cross braces). The boxes for the
/b and f/b will be approximately the sizes of those two pieces; the 3rd box will be about 5" x 5" x 76". The mid-beam and bed slats are different
, and would each be a separate package.
If you want "just" the frame , you will end up with the first 3 boxes I described.
H can be a stand-in for Height or when followed by *** can have an entirely different meaning.
That depends on whether you use the "L" rails - it will if you don't use the rails, and it won't if you do use the rails (got that?). But if you don't want the box spring to rest on the floor, you should get the mid-beam also, for some extra support.
Yes, the side rails form Ls to the inside, so the bottom horizontal leg of the L on each side will hold your box spring up off the floor. Definitely get the mid-beam for support - I forget what the name of the mid-beam is, but you can probably find it on the tag of the Malm bed in the store.