had all the furniture stripped out of it when I got it, so I don't have to worry about removing the center nightstand. My plan is to build new twin beds to my desired width, then build a nightstand to fit the space between them. I live near a discount fabric store that sells any kind of foam you could want, so I plan to build my mattresses out of a 5" layer of dense foam, topped with at least 2" of memory foam. I'll cover them with some kind of ticking or other strong fabric. Have to build the platforms first, of course. The hardest part will be making the pattern. I just wish I were to that point! Have to fix the floor first.