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Forum topic by 404 - Not Found posted 03-18-2013 06:14 PM 891 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-18-2013 06:14 PM

Nearly done making a platform bed, the mattress will be held in place using an anti slip rubber rug gripper on top of a sheet of ply. Is it necessary to make ventilation holes in the ply sheet so the mattress can breath?

I’d appreciate any opinions from anyone who has experience in making beds.


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#1 posted 03-18-2013 06:23 PM

NO, unless it’s for a high volume bed wetter. I’ve made a bunch. And you don’t need a skid pad either.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#2 posted 03-18-2013 10:37 PM

Thank you Clint.

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#3 posted 03-19-2013 02:49 AM

The skid pad is a good idea, my platform bed mattress is always moving around but I think they breath just fine through the top. Having said that, anything that breathes is going to cough once in a while so a liquid barrier might be a fine idea.

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#4 posted 03-19-2013 12:24 PM

Thank you Gene, I have made beds before but this is the first platform bed – well, a hybrid actually. I am just going to lay the sheet of ply without boring breather holes.
I don’t think this couple are bed wetters, so it should be ok, I don’t fancy phoning them to check.

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#5 posted 03-19-2013 05:57 PM

I made only one platform bed, but the mattress does move easily. I put non-slip pad under and it helps a lot, however I wish it had a little more grip. I think it all depends on a mattress. Some already have non-slip surface underneath. I doubt modern mattresses need “breathing” on the underside. There are too many layers and what is essentially empty space in the middle occupied by the springs.

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