I want to put a platform in a regular bed, instead of a boxspring. I read
somewhere that if I put in a simple board it might cause my mattress to get
mildew. Should I be concerned?
If so, where can I buy / construct a wooden platform? Any ideas / plans I
The bed is a regular low profile sleigh bed. So it does not have any support
built in for the slats or platform. I do have a pair of metal slats running
from side to side.
Thanks in advance
Use wooden slats, say, 2 x 1 (or maybe larger if you and/or your partner are
big people!) Cut them to the width of the bed between the rails and lay
them in place on the rails. Use a 2" offcut block as a distance piece to
space them when you're laying them out.. Run 3 lengths of 2" webbing or
cloth lashing tape from the head to foot of the bed, 1 at each side, perhaps
6" in from the ends of the slats, and one down the centre of the slats.
Tack or staple the webbing to each slat and screw both ends of the very top
and very bottom slat to the rails.
You could, of course, screw every slat in place as you lay it out, but this
would make the bed a PITA to disassemble, whereas the webbing system will
prevent the slats moving, and all you have to do is unscrew the top and
bottom slats and roll the whole lot up to remove it.
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