Bed Build Video

The Samurai dude builds his son a live edge slab bed in this touching video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNT7BjPPnzc

Several comments questioned his placing the mattress on a panel (instead of slats) which restricts air flow under the mattress that could result in mold growth.
I question his judgment using walnut (splitting) wedges @ 4:35 tensioned against the horizontal grain of the headboard/footboard. I woulda thunk the split repair @ 3:30 with the long screw should have been a clue. What was he thinking?
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On Monday, October 31, 2016 at 3:17:17 PM UTC-7, Spalted Walt wrote:

I guess the mold issue would depend on where you live. I've built 2 sets of bunk beds and 2 platform beds, all of which have the mattresses on a panel, typically 3/4” plywood. I'd estimate a total of 90 years of mattresses on panels and never a hint o f mold. The beds live in the rust belt, not the desert, so maybe in a rain forest mold would be an issue.

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Or possibly the commenters were insinuating the child might have bladder control issues?
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw 66&bihv8&q=mattress+mold&oq=mattress+mold
... Ewww !
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better alternative examples:
https://goo.gl/Wz32sH
and:
https://mateopanzicafurniture.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/49.jpg
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On Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:50:49 +0000, Spalted Walt

That's a sweet looking table. But the feet look a tad to narrow for the top if someone were to butt rest on the edge.
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Depends on the size of the a$$, the wedged through tenons would remain unscathed, regardless.
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On Wed, 02 Nov 2016 02:26:21 +0000, Spalted Walt

I've no doubt of that.
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On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 4:51:02 AM UTC-7, Spalted Walt wrote:

The ones under the table look fine, the ones on the bed look like knee knockers.
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