Wood Frame Waterbed FAQ's
What are the outside dimensions of a wood
All sizes have a length of 7'
Widths are King 6' 3", Queen 5'
3" and Super Single 4' 3".
If you really want to precisely "split
hairs", the headboard tops typically extend an extra 1 1/2" for decorative
purposes on both sides so add 3". This is rarely of concern
because it is at the very top of the headboard but in some cases it may
be critically important.
What are the
inside dimensions of a wood frame waterbed?
King 6' x 7'
Queen 5' x 7'
Super Single 4' x 7'
Why aren't all sizes available in every
All wood frame waterbed
headboards are typically available in both King and Queen sizes. Many
of the larger headboards are not available in the Super Single size because
the extra foot in width is usually made up for in the center section which
may or may not have a mirror depending upon the style.
Most of the larger
headboards would not end up being esthetically pleasing with two feet
removed from the center section and there may no longer be enough room for
Why doesn't Awesome Waterbeds include a
mattress package with their wood frame waterbeds?
Many customers already have a
mattress package and only want to replace their current wood frame waterbed.
Rarely does FREE really mean
free. It is simply "built into" the price.
We believe that our
customers should easily have the option to be able to choose the
system of their choice from several manufacturers and their different models
and not be forced to accept only what the retailer offers in their
For more information on
how to intelligently purchase a waterbed mattress system follow this
Why does Awesome Waterbeds include a
deck or platform with their beds? Some stores don't.
We do this for several reasons
and consider it to be a great customer benefit.
By including a deck in our
packages, we know that our factory made deck is going to fit precisely and
not cause unnecessary issues in the future.
The cost savings that other
stores mention are not that real if bundled into a freight package like we
Other stores are making the
assumption that your time has no value. Is this true?
Our customers usually do not
have the time, tools, truck and inclination to participate in such a "do it
yourself" project as making their own deck. Although it sounds easy on
paper, it still creates a hassle and we believe in being hassle-free for our
Most wood frame waterbed
purchases have to be shipped by common carrier not UPS so we are dealing in
freight minimums anyway and weight rarely effects the freight cost that
much, if at all.
What are the advantages of a wood frame
waterbed over a softside waterbed?
A wood frame waterbed is
furniture in it's own right. It's not just a mattress.
From a "pure sleep" point of
view, water mattresses in a wood frame have absolutely no tension on the top
sleeping surface even with the use of a
protective cover system. Because the ticking (outside cover)
surrounds the foam rails that encase and stabilize the softside water
mattress in a softside bed, when one lays on the surface there is a
tensioning or hammocking effect. This is not necessarily bad but there
is the tension preventing "pure" flotation that does not exist in a wood
Typically, the water mattress
depth of a hardside is deeper than a softside so there is more flotation.
What are the advantages of a softside
waterbed over a wood frame waterbed?
Softsides are conventionally
sized so fit in better with existing furniture and can use conventional
One type of softside, the tube
bed, is more easily repositioned in a bedroom because the tubes can be
removed and stacked on the floor without draining and then replaced in the
bed after repositioning.
Softsides are lighter in gross
weight than a wood frame waterbed, however any floor built to normal
building codes will more than adequately support both types of waterbeds.
Softsides are more energy
efficient than a wood frame unless the wood frame bed utilizes a
protective cover system. This is because the mattress is always
covered with a thermal barrier namely the ticking or protective cover.
Why do you recommend that I invest in under
The space under your bed doesn't
take up any room area so why not use it for storage. We never seem to
have enough storage for our clothing especially if we live in an area where
there is great seasonal temperature changes. Where do we store winter
clothes in the summer and vice versa?
Drawers are a way to change the
height of your waterbed to make it more convenient for you to get in and out
of bed since they are available in 9", 13" and 18" heights.
Drawers improve the esthetic
appeal of your bedroom.
Drawers typically cost less than
comparable furniture pieces.
Drawers can be used under almost
any style bed including softsides and conventional mattress systems.
What is the scoop on canopy waterbeds?
A canopy waterbed consists of
two separate units; the
mirrored canopy and a wood frame waterbed.
You may purchase the canopy
separately or with most of the wood frame waterbeds that we offer even the
shorter headboards if you "boost" the height with drawers.
If you would like to purchase
both the canopy and a waterbed together and prefer a waterbed other than the
Lexington Floral which we offer as a package, call 888-288-4523 for a
The canopy unit, available in
King and Queen sizes only, is "built" around the waterbed. This means
that if you already have a wood frame waterbed that you want to keep, all
you need to add is a canopy unit. There is, however, a 56" from floor
to top of headboard minimum height requirement for your existing or a
The reason for the minimum
height is your bed must be high enough to reach the backer board of the
canopy or there will be an uncovered air space. Shorter headboards
may work all right if your bed is on a tall drawer pedestal. Please
call for advice if you have any questions.