Wood Bed Slats

Classic Brands’ Wooden Bed Slats are a great way to give your mattress some extra support. I can’t remember (or find) the exact comment you refer to but I would guess that the ‘unsupportive filling’ quote was more for the writers bodyweight due to the upholstery being predominantly wool, rather than being suitable for a slatted bed frame which it would be. My bed is a slay bed with wood rows across the width of it (about 4 or 6 of them). If you ever need to do this again, there’s an easier, less heavy & awkward solution — emulate ikea.

Captivating and comfortable, the Baxton Studio Francesca Linen Platform Bed makes a contemporary statement in your home. Buy the base for its appearance: the wooden slatted ones are ideal, easy to clean, allow air to the underside of the mattress, and they are inexpensive. My bedframe has sprung slats and I have used thin MDF just to bridge the humps over the central support bar.

Apart from beer, my £800 super-king-sized bed is the best thing I’ve ever spent money on. You can spend 6-8 hrs at £2 a night which works out at around three months a year resting, sleeping and playing on it. That’s less than the cost of a pint of beer every night. The slats are 5cms apart ( a shade under 2″) and there is a central supporting bar (so essentially 2 lots of independent slats). In the 12th century, luxury increased and bedsteads were made of wood much decorated with inlaid, carved, and painted ornamentation. It may be worth investigating if you can buy sprung slats to fit your current base.

The sleek, contemporary platform design of the Carlotta Designer Bed features a stylish faux crystal tufted and scallop-cornered headboard covered in soft faux leather upholstery plus matching upholstered side rails and a low footboard. I liked our last slat bed much better than the ones we had with box springs, and in fact specifically looked for a slat bed for myself. I have never had any issue over quality of the bed in terms of material and construction of it or comfort level. This queen-sized bed is made of durable rubberwood with soft velvet upholstery, and it includes wooden platform slats that eliminate the need for a box spring.


Sadly as we had to move many times due to my husbands time in the Forces that the bed gave up as it was just too often dismantled and also the movers van had an accident and some parts were broken. The contemporary, fashion-forward platform design of the Annette Designer Bed features hints of mid-century styling, beautiful, linen-like fabric upholstery softened by an underlying layer of foam padding, plus richly-colored dark brown wooden legs. See figure 17. You can pick up those pegs at your friendly local Ikea parts bin, near the area where you pick up large items.

We recently bought a new rigid slatted wooden bed and were amazed at how much more rigid our Silentnight mattress is on it, far too firm for my husband! Choose a bed frame which is aesthetically pleasing but don’t feel you have to buy the mattress with it. Your back will thank you for it. As Britain’s leading bed specialist we know it is vital to have a bed that looks good in your home, but more importantly; a bed which provides you with comfort and value for money. I have those Sultan Lade slats on my bed (no box spring), and they shift around horribly and come out of place a lot.

A solid wood product has little to no glue depending on how it is made, whereas veneered particle board has a tremendous amount of glue in it. It is glue that is holding the little particles of wood pieces together and glue that is holding the veneer to the particle board. While I don’t plan on moving again any time soon, it is SO MUCH EASIER to carry the slats that I’m over to this for life.

Once all screws are tight, try readjusting the parts of the wood frame that attach together without fasteners. You can kind of see the sad and saggy cream colored bed skirt in this picture, although I tried to keep it out. I’ve never been a fan of metal beds (creaky and wobbly) but these days with the power of the internet it is easy to pick up a low priced wooden or upholstered frame for the same price as a basic divan base. The Verona Home Nottingham Queen Platform Bed emphasizes comfort and exudes understated elegance.

My boyfriend has a bedframe with wooden slats which we’ll probably use when we move in together next month, but until then, the floor works perfectly. What I would say is it could be the slats thats causing the softer sink as the mattress conforms to them. As far as replacing the failed mesh in the future with slats is concerned, this again would be dependent upon which mattress you eventually opted for, as different types of slat affect mattresses in different ways. Your base design with the two single frames for the slats should not be contributing that much to your discomfort.

Stylish & versatile – metal bed frames come in a wide range of styles, so you will always be able to find one that will match the surroundings of your bedroom. Also, it is recommended that you place some sort of cushioning directly on to your slats. Furthermore, if you are standing on one are of the mattress – and there is insufficient mattress (ie a thin mattress) then the pressure on the slats will cause them to break as you describe.