I reviewed a number of previous posts on the subject of bed construction, with good information.
For a queen size four poster bed, with headboard, footboard, and all the rails, what is the preference out there?
1.) Using a steel bed frame readily available $65 to support the box spring and mattress, placing no load on the bed construction.
2.) Supporting the box spring with the side rails and posts, meaning the bed construction supports both box spring and mattress, including either slats, or a center support.
I’m leaning towards option (1), but would appreciate any thoughts.