Broken Wooden Slat on bed


Hi
Anyone got any idea where you can buy wooden slats for bends?
I knelt on one and it broke?
Thanks in advance
Ian
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Go to Wickes or practically anywhere. Find a length of wood as near as you can. Pay 1.50. Take it home and fit it.
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NewModelArmy wrote:

that has a less of a chance of being knelt on in future, and replace that one.
It is often possible to repair the original. Use a good glue like Cascamite/Resinmite to bond the end together, then glue on hardwood strips as a splint.
Otherwise, take the broken slat to a timber merchant and they should be able to identify the timber and supply you with a piece of stock timber of the same type to use as a replacement.
-- Sue
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The fact that it is broken means it has been "Overloaded", whatever that means! It probably means you wont get away with a bit of B&Q softwood, or any other sort offered through the normal DIY circle. If you are going to make a new one, you need a tough pringy wood like ash, that isnt too dry.
Woodfit (in Chorley i think, but mail order), keep laminated beech bed slats, these are supposed to be very good, but i havent used them myself.
See http://woodfit.com /
John
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John T wrote:

Average el cheapo pine bed uses plywood if you are lucky, but mainly cheap pine.
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