Bed Base For Antique French Wooden Bed Frames


Adjustable width slatted bed base with a fixed length of 188cm. Width adjustable from 85cm to 156cm.

Ideal for antique French & British beds, standard & odd sizes. Great for bespoke sleeping spaces, and campervan conversions. Or simply as a replacement bed base for a modern bed.

This listing explains how to fit this bed base to an antique French wooden framed bed.

Packed dimensions are 85cm x 188cm x 8cm and so it is easy to store, move into small spaces eg. small staircases with limited access, and transport.

Perfect for re-use with larger or smaller beds if you change your bed frame.

See our other listings showing the same product on different antique beds.

1 year warranty. Warranty T&C’s apply.

Fitting the bed base to antique French wooden beds

  • The adjustable bed base ideally sits on a structure similar to that shown below:

Antique French wooden bed.

  • Most antique French wooden beds, whatever the style, already have cross bars, or brackets to take cross bars. Some may L-shaped metal brackets, similar to this one:

L-shaped bracket, typically found on French Corbeille beds

Once you have the cross bars in place

  • Lay the base on top of them:

Antique French wooden bed with adjustable base

Antique French wooden bed with adjustable base

Antique French wooden bed with adjustable base

The base sits on the cross bars within the structure of the bed. The height therefore of the base in this instance is aprox 4cm.

Antique French wooden bed with adjustable base

  • Because the base is not notched it may need securing. Although, if it is within the wooden sides and resting on the cross bars, there is nowhere for the base to go even if there is a little movement.
  • If you do need to secure it, you can drill through the frame, or we can provide cable ties, free of charge. They work well, with ease, and can be hidden.

The base can be used on a variety of styles of antique French wooden beds:

Antique French bed styles


  • Length : 188cm
  • Width : Adjustable anywhere between 85cm and 156cm
  • Depth : On wooden / Corbeille beds where the frame sits on cross bars, the height of the base is 4cm.
  • Space between each slat : At the crossover 1cm rest of the base 7.5cm
  • Weight : 20kg


  • Metal frame 3cm x 3cm
  • 27 Multi-ply wooden, lightly sprung slats.
  • Dark blue epoxy paint with black polypro end caps



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