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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-09-2016, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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Default How To Add Mattress Support Slats to Bed Frame

I have to add bed slats to a queen size wood bed frame per the new mattress's manufacturer's requirements. The old box spring/foundation did not require this amount of support. The manufacturer requires 5 slats. I could rest the slats on the wood ledges that are attached to the side rails but I would like the top of the slats to be level with the top of the ledges in order not to raise the mattress height. The slat length will be 58 inches and according to the sagulator a 2 X 4 with the 3 1/2" side facing up should be ok. The ledges are 1" wide and 1 1/2" tall. I'm thinking either 3" metal angle braces into the edges of the 2 X 4 and the ledge OR toe screws through the side of the 2 X 4 and into the ledge.
Any thoughts or recommendations?
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