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Forum topic by Firewood posted 11-06-2017 05:08 PM 261 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Firewood

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11-06-2017 05:08 PM

I just completed a set of bed for my grandsons (see photo in projects) and have a question about bed slats. The original plans were for twin beds and called for 1/2” plywood for the mattress foundation. I could use 3/4” plywood, but the full size bed would require two pieces for each bed (4 full sheets of plywood). Do you think using carsiding laid the width of the bed would be better than using 1×4 material for the slats? Thanks for your help.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI


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#1 posted 11-06-2017 07:38 PM

yes…..carsiding (#516 yp) will be milled to 5 1/4

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#2 posted 11-06-2017 09:15 PM

I decided to go woth 1×4 select pine for the slats.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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