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Bed slats running lengthwise?

22 Apr 2019 17:28 #1 by mog
I purchased a Dormio mattress and are VERY excited for its arrival. My carpenter husband built a VERY sturdy platform for our bed, but the top is untreated, unpainted plywood, which we didn't realize may still cause problems with mold on the cotton cover. So when we purchased, we were told we should put slats on top, no more than 3.5" apart.
The question is: the 2x4's underpinning the plywood run horzontally. There is a good centerline support. This is a king bed. Structurally, running the slats lengthwise would increase the structure even more. Is there any reason why we shouldn't attach the slats lengthwise (running head to toe) instead of the more typical horizontal orientation?

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23 Apr 2019 14:45 #2 by Dormio Organic Beds
Hi mog,

Thank you for reaching out regarding your new Dormio mattress.

I still think it would be best to run the slats horizontally. This will allow the mattress to breath through the troughs quite well, which is just as important as having a supportive structure. If you were to run the slats the other way, you would have less openings for the mattress to breath.

I hope this answers your question, but if not please give us a call!


Lance, Dormio Organic Beds ~ CANADA
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23 Apr 2019 15:15 #3 by mog
Replied by mog on topic Bed slats running lengthwise?
Thank you so much!

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