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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 22 Jul 2015 11:43 #11

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Hi finnaeus,

The Signature Sleep foundation you linked would be a suitable choice and is very similar to the Simple Life foundation.

I don't know the distance between the slats in the Modern Sleep foundation and the replies to the question about the distance between the slats in the Q&A section on the Walmart site are all over the map (ranging from 2" to 6"). Based on a quick calculation using 12 slats (which would include the end pieces of the frame) and a slat width of 2.5" (which is the normal finished size of a 1x3) the distance would average about 4.75" which would be "just OK" if you are using 5" as a maximum guideline but would probably be a little more than I would be completely comfortable with.

Both of these are foundations and would need a bedframe underneath them.

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 09 Aug 2015 11:40 #12

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ADMIN NOTE: this was originally reply #158 in this topic but I amalgamated it with this topic which is more suitable because it has the same subject matter.

BB gave me another link. i'll get it from them tomorrow. I was on the page you referenced ( post #1 here ) and found this link www.hayneedle.com/furniture/platform-beds_king_list_187391_2712 which looks interesting. some of those links on that page for foundations aren't valid anymore

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 09 Aug 2015 12:24 #13

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Hi ronfla,

some of those links on that page for foundations aren't valid anymore


Thanks for the heads up ... I appreciate it.

URL's or websites that change or disappear and broken links are always a challenge to keep up with on a forum but I've gone through the reference post and fixed all the links that were broken.

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 09 Aug 2015 15:42 #14

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i'm a programmer so I know how it is to stay on top of ever changing links that are out of your control. The platform beds in the link I left seem ok but I have no idea what the spacing is between slats. i'll find out tomorrow

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 10 Aug 2015 15:20 #15

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So far for a frame and platform i'm looking at
Platform - www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Dreams-King-Simple-Foundation/dp/B00GOZSJTO/?
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www.mattresses.net/king-wood-foundation.html
I'm not sure if I should get wood or metal in the platform.

Frame - www.mattresses.net/king-bed-frame-support.html

Let me know your thoughts on these. I have no idea what I need so I'm doing the best I can

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 10 Aug 2015 16:05 #16

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Out of the three choices you presented I personally would lean toward the wood foundation.
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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 10 Aug 2015 16:09 #17

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Hi ronfla,

The first two are foundations that would require a steel or wooden bedframe as well while the third one is a combination foundation and bedframe.

The wooden slat foundation would provide the most even support and there would be less risk of the mattress sagging into any gaps in the support surface because it has the largest load bearing surface area. The Simple Life foundation with a steel bedframe would probably be stronger and more supportive than the last one you linked (you can see some comments about these type of platform foundation/bedframes in post #10 here ).

The "bottom line" though is that while any of them would be a suitable choice for your mattress ... the risk in the longer term would be inversely proportional to the cost in the three options you linked.

Phoenix

PS: I can see that Jeff's post was written while I was writing this one and that his thoughts are similar to mine :).
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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 10 Aug 2015 16:25 #18

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Ah now you see my confusion. i thought the third link was a frame only. From looking at the wood foundations i have to agree with you guys. If i go with a wood foundation what frame would i use? The second link is the wooden foundation. do i use a normal frame to put it on? i would think i would need a frame with support in the middle such as a bar and legs.
I'm still confused the more i look into this which is why i haven't had the mattress shipped. If i get a bed with slats do i need a foundation?

BTW my wife went to an Ashley store and they showed her 'Platform beds' with slats. The guy at the store told her the platform goes on top of the slats then the mattress. Is this what i'm looking for?

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 10 Aug 2015 16:45 #19

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Hi ronfla,

From looking at the wood foundations i have to agree with you guys. If i go with a wood foundation what frame would i use? The second link is the wooden foundation. do i use a normal frame to put it on? i would think i would need a frame with support in the middle such as a bar and legs.


There is more about choosing a bedframe in post #10 here . The Simple Life foundation or the wood slat foundation would both need a suitable steel or wooden bedframe to raise it up off the floor. If you are buying a wooden bedframe instead of a steel bedframe then I would make sure that it has at least 5 hardwood cross slats with a center support beam with good center support to the floor so it would be suitable for supporting a foundation.

I'm still confused the more i look into this which is why i haven't had the mattress shipped. If i get a bed with slats do i need a foundation?


If you are buying a platform bed that has a support surface (similar to a foundation) with enough slats to support the mattress and the distance between the slats are less than about 5" apart (4" or less would be better) so that the mattress doesn't sag into any gaps in between the slats and it also has a center support beam with good support to the floor then it would be suitable for your mattress and wouldn't need a separate foundation.

Basically any combination of components that provides a suitable support surface under your mattress that has minimal to no flex, has good center support to the floor to prevent sagging in the middle, has a support surface area that provides enough support under the mattress to minimize the risk of the mattress sagging into any gaps in the support surface over time, that allows some airflow under the mattress, and that raises the sleeping surface of your mattress to a height that would be suitable for you for getting in and out of bed and/or sitting on the edge of your mattress will be fine.

The most common choices would be a steel or wooden bedframe (with or without a headboard that can be attached to the bedframe which is only for "looks") in combination with a foundation or a platform bed which combines the function of the bedframe and the foundation.

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Frame for Brooklyn Bedding's #bestmattressever? 10 Aug 2015 18:14 #20

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Here's a similar bed that my wife is looking at up at the Ashley store
this looks like it has a foundation and mattress and the guy at Ashley told my wife that they put foundations on the beds.
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Let me say that this has been one of the best sites i've found because you've help clear up a ton of confusion. Coming from a box spring and mattress that now looks like a lower case 'W' to this is mind boggling because i'm learning a new language or almost. One other thing that confused me is the term Platform Bed. here's i'm thinking it's a flat board that the mattress goes on but that's not the case at all. Very confusing. the wooden platforms BTW look like sod pallets!

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