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Old 06-24-2011, 09:20 PM   #1
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Default People with a memory foam mattress: what do you use under it?

I heard that you aren't supposed to use a box spring. Do you just put a piece of plywood over your bed slats for a flat surface?
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Built a box out of two by fours and plywood.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:29 PM   #3
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Built a box out of two by fours and plywood.
Just to make it sit higher in the bed?
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Regular box spring for old style mattresses. I didnt have the heart to throw it out and it gives a height boost. I hate falling down into bed.
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Just to make it sit higher in the bed?
Yes

We have a sleigh bed and our tv is at the end of it. We couldn't see over the foot board.
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Daughter had a platform bed fame. She order a memory foam and found out that the 1" did not protect her. I got a queen size 4" furniture foam for $80 and put it under the pad. Works great
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I have two box springs (King size memory foam mattress). Came with the mattress. Works fine.
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I have two box springs (King size memory foam mattress). Came with the mattress. Works fine.
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Though they are not technically "Box Springs" (They have no springs), They are a simple "box" with a hard surface, & they are not soft.

You could put plywood on a regular set of "box springs" if need be, but you just do not want your memory foam to sag as it would do on a bad set of box springs.
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Though they are not technically "Box Springs" (They have no springs), They are a simple "box" with a hard surface, & they are not soft.

You could put plywood on a regular set of "box springs" if need be, but you just do not want your memory foam to sag as it would do on a bad set of box springs.
True, they don't have springs.
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Though they are not technically "Box Springs" (They have no springs), They are a simple "box" with a hard surface, & they are not soft.

You could put plywood on a regular set of "box springs" if need be, but you just do not want your memory foam to sag as it would do on a bad set of box springs.
I was thinking I could just put plywood over the wooden slats of the bed. I think all a memory foam foundation does is provide a flat hard surface?
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I was thinking I could just put plywood over the wooden slats of the bed. I think all a memory foam foundation does is provide a flat hard surface?
It would have to be thick plywood. That, or if you already have box springs, cover one side with plywood.
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