Handmade replacement bed base for victorian antique bed non standard size

Made to measure mattresses and bespoke bed bases for odd size beds and vintage beds

Made to measure bed bases.

Our handmade bed base is a replacement for the box spring mattress base found on Antique, Victorian and Edwardian beds. Our bespoke bed bases are designed for use on Brass or Iron bedsteads, Four Poster beds and French beds. 

Custom made bed base

Each standard bed base is handmade to your measurements and is constructed with a solid wood frame, ventilated top board and padded top panel and then finished in your choice of covering. The underside of each bed base corner has been chamfered to allow for the joint used on many older bedstead frames. All larger bed bases fold in half or can be made in two pieces. They have been designed for use with any type of mattress and will provide optimum support, so allowing your mattress to work as it should, whilst still allowing it to breathe. The standard bed base is 7cm/2.75" deep.

Odd size beds

Bed bases can be made to any size, depth or shape, including rounded ends or with cut out corners for bed posts. This is often necessary for antique, vintage, upholstered, wooden and four poster beds.

a mattress base with cut out corners to fit an unusual shape vintage wooden bed

a mattress base with rounded corners shaped to fit a curved upholstered wooden antique bed

Sprung bed base for antique beds

Our firm edge sprung bed bases are also available in a choice of size, shape or depth. The minimum depth is 10-12cm to allow for the springs. The height of the base will have no bearing whatsoever on how the mattress feels. If you have an odd size or non standard size bed please contact us with your measurements and we will happily provide a quote for a made to measure sprung bed base.

Choosing a bed base for your antique bed

When deciding on the best type of bed base for your bed, remember to consider the bed as a whole and not as a separate base and mattress. Decide on the overall height of the entire bed, including the bedding and consider how the finished height will look against the head board and the foot board. If you already have a mattress but find that your bed is too high or too low, we can make a new bed base to your measurements in any depth you require. If you have any questions or need any further help or advice please contact us. 

Please see our guide,  How to measure your antique Bed  and our You Tube videos,   Measuring an antique french corbeille bed for a base and mattress  and  Measuring a brass and iron bed for a mattress, we think you will find them helpful.


Catherine Leigh Beds, made to measure bed base for antique bed

  • All handmade in the UK
  • Meet all current UK safety standard
  • We can work with you to design any size or shape of bed base

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Call us on 01507 339906 / 07730776235

Email: catherineleighbeds@gmail.com

Delivery is charged at £65 per order, to most UK postcodes.  Please contact us for details.