Are 2 twin beds put together the same size as a king?

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  1. MELSMICE

    MELSMICE Hi Ho, Hi Ho, to Disney World we'll go. It'll be

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    I thought I heard somewhere that 2 twin beds put together are the same size as a king.
     
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  3. Oh Kay!

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    I think it's 2 Extra Long Twin beds.
     
  4. MAKmom

    MAKmom <marquee><font color=peach>*Caution* thinks all p

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    Yes the King is longer than a twin. The box spring for a King matress are 2 twin beds
     
  5. CraftyMouse

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    I thought that 2 twin beds equal a Queen, not a king. A king seems MUCH bigger than 2 twin beds.
     
  6. Christine

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    Two twins can't equal a King because normal twin beds are too short (they are the same length as a full/double). The width might be right but not the length.
     
  7. LadyyRedd

    LadyyRedd <font color=red>Someone stole my toothpaste/Chapst

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    We have a King and I can tell you that it's the same width as two twins, but the length is longer.

    Kimya
     
  8. Keli

    Keli <font color=darkcoral>We're smarter than the avera

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    When my dh and I first married we put two twin sized beds and box springs together with a king size mattress (can you guess we were poor and accepting all used furniture anyone was discarding? LOL).
    The king sized mattress did fit on those beds perfectly.
     
  9. EdiePA

    EdiePA DIS Veteran since 1997

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    a twin mattress is 39 inches by 75 inches
    a king mattress is 78 inches by 80 inches

    putting two twins together is 5 inches short
     
  10. Disney  Doll

    Disney Doll DIS Security Matron

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    We have a regular King (as opposed to a California King) bed, and our box spring is 2 twin box springs, which are the same size as the King mattress.

    Our bedroom is upstairs, and a King size box spring (with no ability to bend it because of the wooden frame) would have never gone up our stairwell. The King mattress barely fit...the guys had to bend it and strap it to hold it bent to get it up the stairs.
     
  11. LadyyRedd

    LadyyRedd <font color=red>Someone stole my toothpaste/Chapst

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    That's what I have, but I'm pretty sure the "twin" box springs are actually about 5 inches longer than actual twin box springs.

    Kimya
     
  12. ROIE01581

    ROIE01581 Westboro, MA

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    A queen is wider and a king is longer.
     
  13. MELSMICE

    MELSMICE Hi Ho, Hi Ho, to Disney World we'll go. It'll be

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    Thanks for all the info.
     
  14. Kae

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    King is Wider

    39 X 74 Twin 39 X 80 Twin X-Long
    54 X 74 Double or Called Full
    60 X 80 Queen
    76 X 80 King

    Kae
     
  15. KAMLEM

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    You must have had extra long twin box springs or the mattress would have been longer.

    A queen is not wider than a king. These are the sizes:

    Twin--39 x 75 inches (or 99 x 190 cm)
    X-Long Twin--39 x 80 inches (99 x 203 cm)
    Full--54 x 75 inches (137 x 190 cm)
    Queen--60 x 80 inches (or 153 x 203 cm)
    King--78 x 80 inches (or 198 x 203 cm)
    California King--72 x 84 inches (or 182 x 213 cm)
     
  16. DMickey28

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    We are not poor and we still have two twins pushed together!!! It's just as wide as a king but not as long. Someday we will buy a real king!!
     
  17. Disney  Doll

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    Hmmm...maybe I do have special "twin" boxsprings then. I don't recall the mattress place saying they were any different than any other twin boxspring though.

    Live and learn....
     
  18. CJBaby

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    My daughter has a trundle bed. We bought something called "Create-A-King" in case we ever wanted to use it as a King, but it's SO far from being like a King, even with it. [​IMG]
    In Europe "King" means two twins pushed together. We would play, "who wants to sleep in the crack" when trying to be close at night!
     
  19. MELSMICE

    MELSMICE Hi Ho, Hi Ho, to Disney World we'll go. It'll be

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    So are the bedframes separate too? Doesn't it slip apart at times if they are separate?

    One of my DD's was given a full sized bed so we took away her twin. I was thinking of putting the 2 twins together for my other DD, but I was wondering if I would have to get a new bed frame or if it would work just pushing them together.

    I guess it probably wouldn't be a problem because she'd probably only sleep on one side anyway. :laughing:
     
  20. LadyyRedd

    LadyyRedd <font color=red>Someone stole my toothpaste/Chapst

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    I'd imagine that they should be fine just pushed together, unless someone is doing things in the bed that makes it move around! ;)

    Kimya
     
  21. golfgal

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    We have a king sized bed the box springs are extra long twin's. The king is MUCH wider then a queen. Two of our kids have queen sized beds and they are no where near as wide as our king.

    If you have the metal bedframes they are usually adjustable for twin, double, queen, king so chances are what you have will work. If you have 2 twins frames, just use zip ties around the feet if you don't want them sliding apart.
     

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