Waterbed Frames Plans

Hi, Can you convert a bed frame into a waterbed frame? We have cherry wood furniture and are in the process of putting up a waterbed. If not, does anybody have plans for a waterbed frame or know where I could get some? Thanks, Trax
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Before you commit to a waterbed, be sure your floor will support it. Memorize these facts: length x width x height = volume. Water weighs over 62 pounds per cubic foot. A 7' x 1' x 5' water bed will thus weigh over a ton. For waterbed plans consult the manufacturers of the bladders. They have a vested interest in seeing their products used correctly. Good luck.
Joe
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Before you commit to a waterbed, be sure your floor will support it. Memorize these facts: length x width x height = volume. Water weighs over 62 pounds per cubic foot. A 7' x 1' x 5' water bed will thus weigh over a ton. For waterbed plans consult the manufacturers of the bladders. They have a vested interest in seeing their products used correctly. Good luck.
Joe
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a waterbed is usually only about 8" deep. that\'s 1627lbs, or 46.5 lbs/sqft.



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WaterbedGuru had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/maintenance/Re-Waterbed-Frames-Plans-372605-.htm : Charlie is right so your floor shouldn't be a problem. However, you could make it much easier for yourself by checking into getting a softsided waterbed. These are the waterbeds that are conventionally sized and look like a mattress and boxspring. With a softside you could simply replace your metal frame with a heavy duty 9 legged softside metal frame for your bed and be done with it.
If you need more information there are some good articles here: http://www.awesomewaterbeds.com/Why_a_Waterbed.cfm . I hope that this helps. Regards.
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