These rolls of wood slats are included with Dapwood’s platform beds to properly support heavy latex mattresses; and they are also available separately. The poplar slats (photo shows pine, but they are now made of poplar) are joined together with cotton webbing, and rolled up for shipping. The slats are 3/4 x 2.5 inches, and the space between them is about 3 inches, which is appropriate for most mattresses. If in doubt, check with the manufacturer of your mattress. 1/4 inch spacing is also available, but not recommended in most instances because it reduces ventilation to the mattress, which can lead to mold and mildew. 1.5 inch slat spacing is available when purchasing a Dapwood bed, but this option is not available for slat rolls sold separately.
A roll of these sturdy wood slats can be used on most bed frames. To make sure they will work for yours, measure your frame carefully and compare to the exact width of the slat roll (see slat specs; note that only 3″ spacing is offered separately). If the width is not correct, you will need to order the next larger size and cut them on receipt to the width needed. Since they are held together with a strap, the length is not as critical as the width because they are supported from the sides and can be moved back and forth in the frame lengthwise. Please be aware that the frame must have a lip for the slats to sit on. Normally screws are used to secure a few of the slats onto the bed frame to prevent movement. A lengthwise board should be used lengthwise beneath the center of the slats for proper support.
- Typically ships in 3-5 days from the Dapwood factory in New Mexico.
- FREE delivery by FedEx in the lower 48 states.