When you buy a bed from me, it is made to fit your particular mattress so that it will finish off at the height that you prefer. Mattress lengths and widths are standardized and are available in sizes such as king, queen, full, twin. The thicknesses, on the other hand, vary greatly.
When I take an order, I get the mattress size, King or Queen usually. If it is King Size, I always confirm if it is a regular King or a California King and there are also a bunch of other King sizes. The standard King is 76" by 80".
Now that I have the mattress thickness, I then figure on a finished height for the mattress. The customer can suggest a height that they's like, or I can put their mattress size into my drawing and then give them a range of height to decide from. We always have a short discussion by email about this, with drawings being sent by email to confirm what they will be getting.
|Mattress placement drawing. Mattress in green.|
Below is a short video showing how I move things around in the drawing to figure out the mattress height. I cannot make the bed without knowing where the mattress will sit because I make the bottom headboard sit at the top of the mattress. Thus every bed is a bit different.
|Hand turned finials are an option.|