Seriously, when we bought a new bad early last year, they guys who delivered it
ran screws into the strip for the slats at each end of each slat. I heard some
creaking and checked the slats: not just pine, but knotty pine. I made oak
slats a week later. No more problems.
"Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle."
Hell no. Everyone I know who's gone on that has become completely annoying.
I *am* actually losing weight, but I'm doing it the most sustainable way.
I'm eating exactly the same food. The main thing is I stop eating when I'm
no longer hungry instead of when I can't jam another porkchop down my pie
I'm not dropping weight overnight, but I'm getting pretty close to having to
punch a new hole in my belt to keep my pants up. The damn scale says I
haven't lost anything at all, but the fact remains that my most recent
pants are so loose that I can jump out of them, and my old pants are
reasonably comfortable. If I keep this up, I'll be back in the stuff I was
wearing in college before too much longer. (Well, except I gave it all to
Goodwill in despair at about the time I bought the fat pants... :)
Our slats are decidedly crappy too. I didn't say that. We distribute only
the finest products.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
There are 14 slats because I didn't buy a boxspring, thereby saving nearly $200
freeing up space under the bed for rolling drawer units that I'll make later.
slats are clear wood. I think it will be strong enough.
As to weight, I decided a couple of years ago that I don't want to watch what I
eat, so I
run 20-30 miles per week all year and paddle my sea kayak (hard, long and fast)
in the warm weather. Dropped 25 lbs. in 6 months and am also nearly at college
How does the absence of a box spring free up space UNDER the bed?
The box spring gives support to the mattress...inch for inch. Yer not
gonna get that same 100% support with the slats...although with *14*
of them yer gonna be close! lol
You might consider putting a sheet of plywood under the mattress...or
at least on top of some of the slats
And you probably realize you won't get the same kind of comfort that
you would with the addition of the box springs.
Have a nice week...
Certified breast self-exam subcontractor.
On 22 Oct 2003 08:15:47 GMT, email@example.com (Charlie Self)
Wouldn't tacking on small stop pieces be safer than notching
structural members, Charlie? Or how about a nylon strap from
head to toe with crown staples in each slat?
A mostly meat-powered woodworker, and proud of it.
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