People with a memory foam mattress: what do you use under it?

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  1. Jumpem

    Jumpem Lifer

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    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?
     
  2. Rage187

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    Built a box out of two by fours and plywood.
     
  3. Jumpem

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    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.
     
  5. Rage187

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    Yes

    We have a sleigh bed and our tv is at the end of it. We couldn't see over the foot board.
     
  6. EagleKeeper

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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
     
  7. CPA

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    I have two box springs (King size memory foam mattress). Came with the mattress. Works fine.
     
  8. jupiter57

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    This.
    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.
     
  9. CPA

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    True, they don't have springs.
     
  10. Jumpem

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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?
     
  11. Rage187

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    It would have to be thick plywood. That, or if you already have box springs, cover one side with plywood.