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Post Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:18 am      Post subject: family profile
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How Wide Is A Twin Bed Frame

Twin bed frames are the perfect option for small-sized apartments. They are the second known bed size after the queen size beds. This bed type is also known as a single bed and is a great space saver. Twin bed frames have been used for decades and have been rated in terms of comfort, durability, and affordability. This type of bed is ideal for dorm rooms, small apartments, and kids' rooms since they provide a good playground. Also, twin-sized beds come with many options depending on your preference, like bunk beds and trundle beds.

We have listed down the styles and dimensions to choose the right size, sleep needs, and budget for you.

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Twin Size Bed Dimensions

Measurements of a standard twin-sized mattress measure approximately 38 to 39 inches. Therefore, a twin bed frame should measure about 44 to 45 inches, having an extra 3 inches of space on both sides of the mattress.

On the other hand, the twin-sized mattress is 75 inches in length, this bed's side panel dimensions are 79 to 80 inches in length and has an allowance of about 2 inches at the foot and the heads of the to accommodate beddings. Their foot and headboards have a height of at most 24 inches above the mattress the surface of the mattress.

Measurements of a twin XL mattress have a dimension of around 38 to 39 inches wide. Compared to twin beds, XLs are 5 inches longer. If you are looking forward to buying a twin platform bed frame, it would be good to look for a frame that would provide this extra space for your beddings. But if you bought an XL mattress and looking forward to using it with a twin-sized bed, it is possible to add extensions on the two side panels.

Mattress Foundations

It would be good to make a good foundation for your mattress to get the right support. Usually, most twin-sized frames have an in-built foundation. But if your frame doesn't meet your needs, you can make an effort to buy an extra one.

Some mattresses like memory foam and hybrid do not require a box spring since they have enough support. These mattresses can rest directly on the frame if the slats do not exceed 2.75 inches apart.

Any modern bed frame can pair with Amerisleep foundation, or a standalone base can be another option.

Solid Foundation

A solid foundation can be a wooden or metal box with a cloth covering it. Metal or wooden slats are placed at the base to support the mattress. At the top of these slats, durable material covers the foundation to prevent sliding.

The Amerisleep foundation is a good base for hybrid or memory foam mattresses. Its base has a sleek appearance and is 8.5 inches in height and 13.5 inches high from the base of the legs.


Twin size platform bed frames are good for both adults and children. These beds are good in terms of space and have wide bedding options. Due to their popularity, twin bed frames are sold in wide color options and prints. Plus, they are affordable; all these features clearly show that twin bed frames have endless possibilities.
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