Using Your Own Bed Frame

Our bed is designed as a complete sleep system for ergonomics, safety and performance and works best as a stand-alone unit. However, if you have a headboard of your own, it can be used with a universal headboard bracket. The bracket can mount your existing headboard safely and securely to the base.

If you have a bed frame you’d like to keep, our bed may fit (see warning and exceptions below).

Warning: Placing the Dawn House bed inside of an existing bed frame can cause pinch point and entrapment risks. Please thoroughly consider the risks before using your own bed frame.


  • Our bed should not be placed on slats or box springs
  • Our bed may require legs (sold separately) to be compatible with some 3rd party bed frames
  • Underbed lighting and motion activated underbed lighting will be hindered by 3rd party bed frames
  • The Support Rail (sold separately) is incompatible with 3rd party bed frames
  • Secure footing provided with inset base is unavailable
Smallest internal dimensions of the bed frame (with the mattress support removed) should be no less than - 
  • Twin Long - 37.5" x 82"
  • Full - 53.5" x 75"
  • Queen - 59.5" x 82"
  • King/Split King - 75" x 82"

The bed is designed to rest on the floor, which will require the removal of box springs or slats from your current frame. Measurement tip: If your existing mattress will sit on the floor inside of your current bedframe, then the Dawn House Bed should also fit.


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