Why Choose a 3/4 Mattress?

Updated: May 5



Also known as a four-foot bed or a three-quarter mattress, this was a common dimension for American beds in the early 1900s. A custom 3/4 mattress is not to be confused with the short queen mattress, which is more suited for custom RV beds. The 3/4 is most often made to fit an antique bed frame, as many folks still have these sturdy, well-made frames in their homes. Here are some of the reasons folks enjoy this comfortable mattress dimension.


Honor the family roots


It’s one thing to look at an old album of photos, but keeping a piece of handmade and well-loved furniture like a bespoke bed is a great way to pass the love of a family from generation to generation. The sight of a four-poster or wrought iron antique bed frame reminds grandchildren and the younger generation of just how strong and well-made things used to be. In fact, everything was once custom-made in the USA, just like our quality custom-made mattresses are now.


Stage an heirloom for posterity


We think every custom-made bed is a work of art—but some indeed go on display! America’s rich history comes to life in historic homes that have been turned into museums around the country that showcase the way our nation’s great figures lived. If you’ve ever walked through a lovingly restored manor house or the childhood home of a famous writer, you’ve got a glimpse into the way things used to be. All of those high beds in wrought iron frames under comfortable hand-stitched quilts are staged with real custom mattresses, of course! Could you imagine getting to sleep in Emily Dickenson’s bedroom overlooking the garden? Not the antique mattress, of course—a custom-made replica that’s much more comfortable than she would have been able to enjoy.


Better sleep than a twin mattress


Sleeping alone doesn’t mean you have to feel cramped! The reason this size was popular in the twentieth century was that twin beds were not considered just for children. Married couples did not always share bedrooms, preferring to maintain the privacy of their own space for sleeping. A quality night’s sleep on a three-quarter mattress is all about having the room to stretch out. If a standard double bed is too wide for the size of the room, a 3/4 comfortable mattress is better than the narrower single option. Historic bed and breakfast accommodations use memory foam toppers for 3/4 beds to maximize guest comfort, and you can too.


Whether you are working with a special family heirloom or in the market for a just-right mattress for your needs, Custom Mattress Factory is up to the task! We take your specifications and work to make sure you love the results.