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  • Covesville Store Antiques
  • 5930 Covesville Store Road # 33
  • Covesville, VA 22931
  • 434-295-9496


We are located in Central Virginia on route 29, 15 miles south of Charlottesville & about 15 miles north of Lovingston.

We’re about 3½ – 4 hours from:Chapel Hill,Durham, Greensboro, Lancaster PA, Raleigh, Winston- Salem, Wilson.

We’re about 2½ hours from: Blacksburg, Danville, Roanoke, Whitestone

We’re about 1½ -2 hours from: Alexandria, Altavista, Bedford, Blackstone, Double Tollgate, Doswell, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Goochland, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Leesburg, Lucketts, Manassas, Moneta, Mt. Crawford, Reston, Spotsylvania, Verona, Vienna, Warrenton, Washington D.C. , Winchester

We’re about 1 hour from: Antioch, Arvonia, Boswells Tavern, Dillwyn, Earlysville, Fishersville, Free Union, Forest Lakes, Fork Union, Gordonsville, Kents Store, Lake Monticello Louisa, Lynchburg, Madison, Orange, Palmyra, Richmond, Short Pump, Standardsville, Stuarts Draft, Trevillians, White Hall, Zions Crossroads

We’re about 45 minutes from: Advance Mills, Amherst, Arrington, Boyd Tavern, Cismont, Cobham, Howardsville, Keswick, Lowesville, Piney River, Roseland, Ruckersville, Shadwell, Waynesboro, Wingina, Wintergreen

We’re about ½ an hour or less from: Afton, Batesville, Belmont, Crozet, Esmont, Faber, Farmington, Greenfield, Greenwood, Ivy, Keene, Lovingston, Nellysford, North Garden, Scottsville, Yancey Mills

Basically, if you can find Covesville, you can find the store. We are directly across route 29 from the apple cold storage & are right next to the Covesville Post Office.


Antique Bed Information


As you probably know, antique beds from before The Civil War were shorter & often skinnier than standard sizes. Most of our beds are from the 1700s or the first half of the 1800s. That being said, after The Civil War people started modifying beds to fit standard sizes. We generally have beds that were modified over 100 years ago & beds that were modified more recently. One option is to take a bed that isn’t long enough & hook the headboard & footboard to a new metal free standing bed frame & use a dust ruffle. Another option is to just attach full length metal rails to the headboard & footboard. Some people just use a headboard & attach it to a metal frame or attach it to a wall & have the bed free stand in front of it like hotels do. Other people rope up early beds or use plywood & then use memory foam or a futon mattress & cut it to size. The most expensive way to approach beds is to have an antique bed refabricated, some people even take a 3/4 size bed & have a new headboard made for it to make it king size & new rails. We work with people who do this & it’s not cheap but you get a great custom “antique” bed. If you don’t mind spending more money, there are companies that will custom make your bedding to fit whatever dimension you give them. Most of the time bed bolts are not a big deal to get a hold of. If we have them with the bed, we pass them along, if not we can often find them in our own stash.

As for measurements, twin size is 39 by 75, twin extra long is 39 by 80, full/double is 54 by 75, queen is 60 by 80 & king 76-78 by 80, California King is 72 by 84. As long as a bed is long enough, it is usually ok for the bedding to hang over a little on each side. If you just use a mattress on plywood there is more of a “fudge factor”, but box springs don’t “give”. Also, keep in mind that there is some variation in sizing. The sizes listed the largest for each category. Often, we get rails that are 74 inches long & but they still work & some times the headboard & footboard are designed to allow that rails to be much shorter & stall take standard size bedding. If you really want to know if our bed will accommodate your box spring, it’s best to measure it & ask us, via email.

Thanks for your interest!

Sarah & Rick Ovenshire

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