Bed slats?
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I've been using the bed I made for my daughter while she was away in college. Probably will send it to her new place, thinking about making a new one for here. I'll make everything but the slats. I got the last ones from Ikea. Worked, but a bit short, so I had to screw them down. Kind of annoying. Now that I htink of it, I might replace hers as well.

What's a good source?

Thanks.
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  Re: Bed slats? by Aram (I've been using the ...)
I usually just use 1X4's cut to fit, choosing ones that don't have any large knots, cross grain, etc.  Or am I missing something here   Confused
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  Re: RE: Bed slats? by Phil S. (I usually just use 1...)
(07-27-2020, 04:25 PM)Phil S. Wrote: I usually just use 1X4's cut to fit, choosing ones that don't have any large knots, cross grain, etc.  Or am I missing something here   Confused

Thanks, thought of that, but I would rather get a set with webbings, and preferably curved. Not interested in doing that myself.
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  Re: RE: Bed slats? by Aram ([quote='Phil S.' pid...)
(07-27-2020, 04:40 PM)Aram Wrote: Thanks, thought of that, but I would rather get a set with webbings, and preferably curved. Not interested in doing that myself.

Webbings? Is this for a mattress without base or box springs?

I can understand curved (like a flat bed truck bed) so that they flatten under the weight of the mattress, but, if they have a lot of curvature, won't they be a bit short without the mattress?
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  Re: RE: Bed slats? by iclark ([quote='Aram' pid='7...)
(07-27-2020, 05:55 PM)iclark Wrote: Webbings? Is this for a mattress without base or box springs?

Yes

I can understand curved (like a flat bed truck bed) so that they flatten under the weight of the mattress, but, if they have a lot of curvature, won't they be a bit short without the mattress?

A bit, yes. Hopefully not as under-sized as my last ones. 
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  Re: Bed slats? by Aram (I've been using the ...)
Thanks for the clarifications.

I don't recall ever seeing webbing for the slats. Some of the beds from the previous generations had notches in the rails that the slat ends dropped into.
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  Re: RE: Bed slats? by iclark (Thanks for the clari...)
(07-27-2020, 07:30 PM)iclark Wrote: Thanks for the clarifications.

I don't recall ever seeing webbing for the slats. Some of the beds from the previous generations had notches in the rails that the slat ends dropped into.

Maybe it's my terminology. I just mean the straps that hold them together loosely. Usually just stapled on, not really a big deal.
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  Re: RE: Bed slats? by Aram ([quote='Phil S.' pid...)
(07-27-2020, 04:40 PM)Aram Wrote: ...and preferably curved. Not interested in doing that myself.

All you have to do is buy 1x3s or 1x4s from HD. They'll come naturally curved. They don't make 'em straight. Big Grin Big Grin 

Staple some webbing to them if you want them connected to each other.
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  Re: Bed slats? by Aram (I've been using the ...)
We have a couple beds that are about 100 years old. One full and one twin. Both have 1 x 4's that aren't fastened and probably not original. No arc or webbing.
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  Re: Bed slats? by Aram (I've been using the ...)
I made a bed for my son a couple of years ago. It was made for box springs but, has 5-6 slats to support it. I made loose dovetails at the slat ends to lock them into the ledger. This keeps the slats in position and keeps the bed rails from spreading.
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