I know this doesn’t sound like a woodworking question, but it is…. well, sort of. I recently built a rather lovely (if I say so myself) sleigh bed. It’s now time to get a new mattress and box spring. Problem is that most of the “better” brands mattresses are thicker (higher) than the old one we’re replacing. As a result, the combination of the box spring and mattress would hide much of the footboard. A friend suggested adding more slats and eliminating the box spring all together. If I were able to do this in a way that would prevent the slats from sagging in the middle, would this work? Any bed makers out there?
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