Asked on Oct 13, 2017

Would bed risers work under a waterbed frame?

Eleanor KorfSharonCindy


6 answers
  • Hillela G.
    on Oct 13, 2017

    Should be fine!
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 13, 2017

    I don't think they will. All the waterbed frames I have ever seen had running plywood all the way around to help hold the weight over a larger area. Bed risers are made to have the feet of the bed frame on the riser. This would put all the weight of the water bed on the four points and may damage the floor and/or the water bed frame. If you want the waterbed higher, I would suggest building new sides for the frame, using the existing frame as a template to make sure that you have the strength to hold up the weight of the water filled mattress. I used waterbeds for about fifteen years, with four moves in between. All three of our kids were raised in water beds for years.
  • Depends on the type of waterbed. What style do you have? My concern is that the weight of the water may bend the metal frame. If a full mattress waterbed, the weight would be far too much. But you could build a platform? Would that work?
  • Cindy
    on Oct 13, 2017

    I believe risers would work under the frame of a waterbed. But, that might not work if you intend to put water in it. The weight is dramatically different once you fill with water. Check the packages on the risers to see if there is a weight limit.
  • Sharon
    on Oct 13, 2017

    They aren't made for waterbeds.... won't hold the weight, they slip out even on regular beds.
  • Eleanor Korf
    on Oct 13, 2017

    Perhaps you could use 3/4" plywood on top of the metal frame (if the sides and ends of the frame are sturdy) . If you use plywood I would put at least two and possibly three coats of varnish on the plywood first if you go that route.
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