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Every foundation needs a firm flat support structure. 31 Mar 2014 15:24 #1

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Last Friday I ordered a mattress and foundation from SleepEZ it should be here Thursday. Shawn is great to order from it went out same day as ordered.

Two weeks ago I started reading posts from the very beginning at page 172 averaging 2 or 3 per page just too fill gaps in my understanding. Something that especially caught my attention was your mentioning T-slats which prompted my inspecting the ones under my bed. I have a standard type bed with rails connecting the headboard and footboard with 5 slats supporting the springs and mattress. The springs rest on the very ends of the slats but they were bowed terribly from their own weight and would never support a foundation properly. So yesterday I brought home some poplar boards and today built 5 T slats following the plans I found on TMU. Yup glued and screwed they should hold up fine.

If not for this site I would have never thought to check my slats. It would have been a major bind to tear down my bed and not be able to proceed with my new one, thank you.

www.matt-to-go.com/uploads/2013_MTG_T_Slat_Handout.pdf

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Every foundation needs a firm flat support structure. 31 Mar 2014 18:11 #2

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Hi jqunac,

Two weeks ago I started reading posts from the very beginning at page 172 averaging 2 or 3 per page just too fill gaps in my understanding.


Wow ... that's a lot of reading!

As you know I think you ended up making a great quality/value choice.

I'm glad the site could help you and it great to see that you were able to identify and fix the sagging in your support system before you purchased your mattress.

Most importantly ... congratulations on your new mattress :)

I hope you have the chance to share your feedback once you've received it and had the chance to sleep on it for a bit.

Phoenix
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Every foundation needs a firm flat support structure. 01 Apr 2014 05:23 #3

What a brilliant find! If I had thought/known about this I would've saved a ton of time and $$ on trial/error with center support systems.

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Every foundation needs a firm flat support structure. 01 Apr 2014 08:28 #4

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Phoenix,

Wow ... that's a lot of reading!


I may have undiagnosed OCD but it was enjoyable reading learning and hearing peoples experiences with your level suggestions.

As you know I think you ended up making a great quality/value choice.


The only question I had, would I like latex? So I purchased a latex topper to find out. It greatly improved my old mattress but I realized it was only a band aid. After reading almost every post concerning SleepEZ I'm confident that my experience will be positive.

I'm glad the site could help you and it great to see that you were able to identify and fix the sagging in your support system before you purchased your mattress.


I really can't thank you enough for the education.


Km

What a brilliant find! If I had thought/known about this I would've saved a ton of time and $$ on trial/error with center support systems.


I feel fortunate having discovered the plans. It was a satisfying project as I embellished the design with a bevel to the ends of the of the bottom boards which improved the appearance and should eliminate busted knuckles while cleaning. And with 6 - 2 1/2" screws with glue in each queen size T-slat they should endure about anything.

I would think an enterprising individual could make a small business constructing these for purchase. Maybe substitute laminate for the expensive poplar to offset shipping costs. hmmm

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