Bed sizes have evolved quite a bit over the last few centuries. As homes have become larger, rooms have expanded and naturally bed sizes have followed suit. It wouldn't be America if bigger wasn't better. I upgraded to a King Bed myself. Though we all desire more sleeping space and mattress surface area, nothing beats the beds that were made in the 1920s - 1940s.
These beds are solid as a rock and super sturdy. Most of them take a standard size full bed and you can even get an inexpensive converter kit that will extend the length and width of your bed so that it can accpet a Queen Mattress.
Some great qualities of the beds built in this era are:
- They were built of solid woods such as Solid mahogany or Rock Maple.
- The decorative detail was often created by hand.
- They are made to last and have almost outlived one generation and will likely outlive another.
- They are very affordable as they sell for between $300 - $1,200 depending on condition and style.
Beds from this era may not be the bed of choice for your master bedroom, but, I bet one of these beds would fit great in most any other room in your home. Perfect for a guest room or a growing child. These beds add elegance, beauty and long lasting quality to any home.