Slats for Rustic Queen Bed

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Slats are used as the basis for your mattress for a variety of reasons. Mostly, lists replace a box spring, provide support and flexibility for the mattress, and are more durable than a box spring. It is not necessary to have a box spring when a good, supportive damper system is in place. Slats for a rustic queen bed have the same size as the mattress itself.


Slats serve as a foundation for your mattress, and are most common on bolsters, chaise lounges and bunk beds. A lamellar foundation can be used on queen-size beds instead of elastic. Slats when purchased independently are usually manufactured in a selection of different wood grains and sizes based on quality and durability. The rods are laid across the width of the beds and evenly spaced to form the foundation. The slats rest on the outer edges of the bed frame and over the frame’s mid-beam.

Queen Size Planks

The queen-size mattress is 5 inches longer than its smaller twin and full size counterparts. This size mattress is 60 inches wide and 80 inches long. The slats are over the width of the bed, and are always 60 inches long. The width of each individual damper may vary depending on the design and grain of wood. For the slats to fit they may not be longer or shorter than 60 inches. The rods are most effective when evenly distributed. They usually come stapled to two parts of the ribbon that runs the length of the slat base. Slats for a double bed should be stapled to bands that are 80 inches long.