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Forum topic by tbone posted 10-17-2016 09:56 PM 426 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tbone

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10-17-2016 09:56 PM

Is there a consensus on what type of wood to use for slats for a daybed I’m building? I’m thinking maybe hickory or ash, but any suggestion would be considered? (It’s a standard-issue twin sized mattress)

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#1 posted 10-18-2016 02:02 PM

Assuming this is just a mattress, have you considered plywood?

If there is a box spring you do not need slats.

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#2 posted 10-18-2016 03:34 PM

When I made my daughters bed I used Poplar.

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#3 posted 10-18-2016 03:34 PM

Over the years, I’ve had several beds that used wooden slats, including a bunk bed (twin size) that my kids used for years. On all of them, the slats appeared to just be plain pine…

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#4 posted 10-19-2016 05:40 PM

To rwe2156. I have considered plywood, but I was a bit concerned about sagging in the middle. I like the idea of either pine or poplar. Thanks to all for your responses.

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