How Much Does a Bed Weigh: An Analysis

I have been crazy bored and started building this website while stuck in Thailand. And a few things that I learned while doing research is that there is no unbiased information about bed frames and mattresses on the Internet.

Everyone wants to sell something or get a commission sending you to a seller website.

Twin beds weigh on average 35.7 lbs for a box spring, 35.3 lbs for foam mattresses, and 27.2 lbs for a bed frame for a total of 98.2 lbs. Or 71 lbs without a box spring.

But no website provides information that truly helps a person who is looking for information to help them make an important purchase. Beds cost a lot of money and we spend about one-third of our lives in one… so where is the good information?

I only recommend two mattresses and one, IDLE, has an amazing sale on their website.

Bed frames, box spring mattresses, and mattress, and bed averages costs for top sellers summarized from research charts below (USD):

Box spring132.76148.66156.33177.63
Platform frame



Top 30 mattress



Avg bed cost228.49286.29317.45397.44

How Much Does a Twin Box Spring Cost

The table below uses the data from Table 1.1 for calculating averages.

Table 1.0 Averages for Twin Box Spring Mattresses

ProductAverage WeightAverage Cost
box spring mattress35.7 lb$132.76
per inch of height5.1 lb$18.96
7-8” box springs37.98 lb$109.84
9-10” box springs32.22 lb$180.75

Table 1.1 Top 10 Selling Twin Box Spring Mattress Prices

Classic BrandsInstant Foundation844$98.13
Sleep MasterBiFold7.529.7$174.48
MainstaysQuad-Fold Metal7.552.5$72.50
Modern SleepHercules Instant Folding7.532$74.99
Modern SleepInstant Foundation436$78.30
EnForcePlatform Base with Legs7.544$119.99
Beautyrest SilverStandard940.7$270.00

* Price as of May 31, 2020 Sources: Amazon, Walmart, Costco, Macys

How Much Does a Foam Mattress Cost

The table below uses the data from Table 5.1 for calculating averages.

Table 2.0 Averages for Twin Mattress Costs and Weights

ProductAverage weight lbAverage Cost
Foam mattress35.3$163.00
Per inch of height3.8$17.72

Table 2.1 Top 11 Selling Twin Mattress Prices and Weights

ManufacturerModelHeight “Weight lbPrice*
ZinusGel-Infused Green Tea1244.3$169.66
ZinusGel-Infused Green Tea826.6$123.64
ZinusGel-Infused Green Tea620.8$83.68
ZinusGreen Tea1239.6$209.00
ZinusGreen Tea1033.1$182.94
ZinusGreen Tea827.2$110.89
ZinusGreen Tea620.4$98.56
LinenspaMemory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid1256.9$234.96
LinenspaMemory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid1046.2$159.99
LinenspaMemory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid8
Best Price MattressMemory Foam1246.7$246.01
Best Price MattressMemory Foam1043$161.35
Best Price MattressMemory Foam832.4$135.44
Best Price MattressMemory Foam624$99.00
Ashley FurnitureChime Express1243
Ashley FurnitureChime Express1032$173.33
Ashley FurnitureChime Express830$141.99
ZinusPressure Relief Cloud1240.4$238.42
ZinusPressure Relief Cloud1037.2$201.19
ZinusPressure Relief Cloud831.1$199.98
Olee SleepOmega Hybrid1052.5$134.29
Signature SleepMemoir1240.5$192.99
Signature SleepMemoir1033$181.78
Signature SleepMemoir825.5$125.00
Live and SleepCool Bed in a Box1040.5$229.95
AshleySignature Design1259$169.11
AshleySignature Design1052$185.51
AshleySignature Design8

* Price as of May 31, 2020 Source: Amazon

Table 3.0 Twin Bed Platforms Average Cost & Weight

ProductAverage weight lbAverage Cost
Platform Bed Frames27.2$74.08

Table 3.1 Top 11 Selling Twin Bed Platforms Cost

ManufacturerModelHeight “Weight lbPrice*Source
Olee SleepSteel Slat1833.3$94.05Amazon
Classic BrandsHercules1424$59.25Amazon
MainstaysMetal Platform1421.5$49.60Walmart
PremierFlex with Wood Slats1434$65.08Walmart
Rest HavenSteel Platform1422$64.99Walmart
ZinusSpa Sensations1420$37.91Walmart
BlackstoneSmart Base14NA$119.99Costco
OteliaMetal Platform Bed1327.8$89.99Wayafair
3Platform Bed Headboard1427$69.99Wayfair
FlemingtonPlatform Bed Headboard1436$98.49Wayfair

Sources: Amazon, Walmart, Costco, Wayfair

The same infomation is available for different sizes with the below links:

Check out my article on how to save money by building your own simple and cheap bunk beds here.

Yes, I am bored. Writing this blog and doing research is keeping me busy until I can return home to Canada once the travel restrictions are over. I can’t wait until life becomes normalish again. Please let me know if you want any additional products added to the data above or if you find an error. Thank you.

Scott Boyd

A semi-retired workaholic in Thailand is a challenge. It is too hot to keep building adobe and earthbag buildings so a new project was needed. I became interested in bed frames after purchasing a bamboo bed frame from a local supplier here and I learned there is little information about them on the Internet. So now I spend my days researching, testing, and reporting my findings to help others while having an occasional beer and istening to 60s and 70s B side rock, blues, and much more.

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