3rd September 2018


How far apart do bed slats need to be?

An ideal basic wooden platform bed with have slats no more then 3-4" apart. The slats themselves should be no more than 3-4" in total width, as too wide and they will capture moisture and mold on the slats themselves.

Furthermore, how wide is a full size bed slats?

The full-size mattress measures 54 inches wide and 75 inches long. Slats resting across the width of the be must be exactly 54 inches wide and placed along the edges of the bed frame.

What size wood is used for bed slats?

Wood that is less than 3 ½ inches wide may be used for bed slats. However, position the bed slats so there is ½ inches less room between the slats than the slats are wide. For example, 3 ½-inch bed slats should be spaced no more than 3 inches apart for proper support of the box spring.

What is the best wood to use for bed slats?

Choosing the Right Wood for Bed Slats
  • Douglas Fir Wood. Douglas fir is a light-colored wood with a vertical grain.
  • Southern Yellow Pine. Southern yellow pine is one of the strongest woods around and perfectly suited for use with bed slats.
  • Red Oak Wood. Red oak is a highly abundant hardwood and extremely strong.
  • Yellow Poplar Wood.
  • Hickory Wood.
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