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DIY Hybrid for XXHeavy side sleeper 01 May 2021 20:52 #1

So I tried a local bed manufacturer and I could not get a guarantee to help if bed wasn't right. Then I watched lots U Tube and had lots of idea's but no wisdom. Then came the DIY vendors which lead me manufactures details/spec's. Finally calling and talking to vendors

So I found which pocket springs had the highest ILD rating, then 3" of firmest Dunlop, followed by 3" of medium 100% Talalay latex. No cover yet going to put old mattress cover and sleep on it. Then decide if it need changes

For the adjustable base I found one made in Tennessee with no frills just head and foot with 800# Queen capacity guarantee of 3,5,20 years. This model has virtually no ads, made by American Adjustables for Southerland InMotion model G26, found a local dealer who ordered and will deliver for $800.00

So in 2 to 4 weeks after a total of $1900.00 we'll see if I have nice bed at half the price the local bed factory quoted. Only down side I have to get rid of the old one.

Will have to find a local kid to help me load an old bed and recliner onto my trailer for a dump run another $50.

Should I leave the springs unwrapped for a few days/week on the porch so they came temperature cycle to recover from the squeezed wrapping?

Never spent this much money or time on a bed, but now that I'm retired it was entertaining -- success or failure we'll see

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DIY Hybrid for XXHeavy side sleeper 02 May 2021 02:28 #2

Thanks for posting.

Could you kindly share which coils you ended up chosing and how firm they are?

And where did you source your firm Dunlop and medium Talalay parts from?

Thanks.

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DIY Hybrid for XXHeavy side sleeper 02 May 2021 02:57 #3

I went beddingcomponents.com and download the .pdf files for the four Quantum edge /ELITE/ coils.

Quantum edge elite 6" center ILD 762, edge ILD 805.

www.mattresses.net/diylamaco.html
beddingcomponents.com/quantum-edge-elite

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DIY Hybrid for XXHeavy side sleeper 05 May 2021 08:48 #4

Hey LeoK,

Welcome to The Mattress Underground :) ! Thanks for joining in and for your question.

So I tried a local bed manufacturer and I could not get a guarantee to help if bed wasn't right. Then I watched lots U Tube and had lots of idea's but no wisdom. Then came the DIY vendors which lead me manufactures details/spec's. Finally calling and talking to vendors


Congrats on your new DIY mattress journey! Sounds as though you've taken the TMU Train and are heading to the DIY Station :) ! You will find many fellow DIY enthusiasts here Leo who will happily share their experiences with you. Here is an interesting post by @Parcelsus462's 5 year mattress building journey, you may find it quite helpful. Good job on your preliminary research and process. Making the calls and asking the questions are important first steps.

So I found which pocket springs had the highest ILD rating, then 3" of firmest Dunlop, followed by 3" of medium 100% Talalay latex. No cover yet going to put old mattress cover and sleep on it. Then decide if it need changes

For the adjustable base I found one made in Tennessee with no frills just head and foot with 800# Queen capacity guarantee of 3,5,20 years. This model has virtually no ads, made by American Adjustables for Southerland InMotion model G26, found a local dealer who ordered and will deliver for $800.00

So in 2 to 4 weeks after a total of $1900.00 we'll see if I have nice bed at half the price the local bed factory quoted. Only down side I have to get rid of the old one. Will have to find a local kid to help me load an old bed and recliner onto my trailer for a dump run another $50.


You have a sound plan in place Leo; now let's see how its execution goes. Hopefully, there is someone close by that can dispose of your former mattress properly for a small fee (unless it is useable for a family member or friend).

Should I leave the springs unwrapped for a few days/week on the porch so they came temperature cycle to recover from the squeezed wrapping?


That is a good question for the manufacturer that sourced the coils, Leo. I'm guessing that since some days have passed, this is no longer a concern?

Never spent this much money or time on a bed, but now that I'm retired it was entertaining -- success or failure we'll see


You have a good DIY attitude, LeoK ;) . Thanks for sharing your initial journey and looking forward to hearing more details following your new sleep trial period. Please keep us updated so that other consumers may learn from your experiences. Enjoy your new DIY mattress!

Thanks,
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