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My diy latex and slat woes 17 Oct 2020 13:43 #1

Hi there!

Put (putting?) together a latex mattress build. Right now (and for the foreseeable future) I have 6 inches of Dunlop.

My new bedframe has slats that are 3.25 inches apart-and only 1/2 of an inch thick of plywood-maybe pine??

The cost of lumber here is astronomical right now because of covid, or else I would just go out and buy some more wood to make more appropriate slats/ or a better bedframe.

Is this going to be okay or am I at risk for collapse and and mattress sag between the slats? I live in the Pacific Northwest so moisture is a concern.

If I added a Coir bed rug would that solve the problem of sagging? I'm hoping one of these guys would just solve all the problems somehow.

If I added a few more slats to correct the distance would that work, or will I run into problems with the thinner slats?

I am a small person weighing under 140 lbs. Sometimes my partner stays here, that would be an extra 180-200 lbs, if thats important.

Any ideas how I can solve this problem as cost effectively as possible?

Thank you!!

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My diy latex and slat woes 19 Oct 2020 08:08 #2

Hey bedhead13,

Welcome back to the forum and thanks for your updates :) .

Put (putting?) together a latex mattress build. Right now (and for the foreseeable future) I have 6 inches of Dunlop.

My new bedframe has slats that are 3.25 inches apart-and only 1/2 of an inch thick of plywood-maybe pine?? The cost of lumber here is astronomical right now because of covid, or else I would just go out and buy some more wood to make more appropriate slats/ or a better bedframe. Is this going to be okay or am I at risk for collapse and and mattress sag between the slats? I live in the Pacific Northwest so moisture is a concern.

Generally speaking you should avoid slatted foundations with more than 3" gaps when using a latex mattress. What size mattress is going on the frame (think your previous posts refer to a queen size project), is there a center support of some kind and can you add a pic?

If I added a Coir bed rug would that solve the problem of sagging? I'm hoping one of these guys would just solve all the problems somehow.

You could add a Coir Bed rug to your set up for added support of the Dunlop layer. Are you already experiencing sagging with your latex or simply making future adjustments?

If I added a few more slats to correct the distance would that work, or will I run into problems with the thinner slats?

Perhaps if you can include a link to where the foundation came from so I can review the measurements, product specs, as well as images, that would be of help for further discussion. Looking forward to those when you some have time…

Thanks,
Sensei
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