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Does Box Spring Have a Manufacturer Date? 13 Jan 2015 03:38 #1

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I am in the market for a Twin XL box spring and came upon this ad on Craiglist. The seller indicated he/she bought it yesterday but when I enlarge the picture it shows a date of 2005. Not sure if that's the date of manufacture or some other irrelevant date. What do you all think of Dixie/King Koil brand box springs? Is there a big difference in box spring quality and what's the average price of a twin xl box spring? The mattress that will go over the box spring is a heavy duty Stearns and Foster Pillowtop.

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Does Box Spring Have a Manufacturer Date? 13 Jan 2015 10:09 #2

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Hi Rohrgatz,

Not sure if that's the date of manufacture or some other irrelevant date.


There would normally be a manufacturing date on the tag but I can't see from the picture if the words beside the date indicate the manufacturing date or not.

What do you all think of Dixie/King Koil brand box springs?


It would depend on the specifics of the construction more than the name of the manufacturer.

Is there a big difference in box spring quality and what's the average price of a twin xl box spring?


I think that what you are looking at is a foundation not a box spring (a box spring has flexible springs inside it which flex and a foundation has a more rigid support surface with no springs and has very limited to no flex). There is no "average" price because there is such a wide range of different qualities and it could be as low as $50 - $100 for a cheaper foundation to over $500 for a foundation built with stronger more costly wood and a higher quality quilted cover. There is more about the different types of support systems that generally work best for different types of mattresses and some sources for each of them that you can use as a reference point in the foundation post here and the posts it links to.

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