Place a 3/8-inch plywood board on the box spring, and set the mattress on top of the board to create a firm resting place. You need an electric saw, measuring tape, a marker, sandpaper and the mattress.Continue Reading
Measure the length and width of the mattress. Use these measurements when purchasing a large plywood board. Depending on the mattress size, you may have to purchase two plywood boards and place them beside each other on the box spring.
Place the plywood on the box spring. If it requires cutting, set the plywood on the floor, and place the mattress on top of it. Use the marker to trace the mattress curves onto the board. Take the plywood outside, and use an electric saw to cut the plywood into shape. Use sandpaper to smooth the edges.
Bring the plywood inside, and set it on the box spring. Place the mattress on top of the plywood, and cover the mattress with bedding.
Lie on the bed to test its firmness. Roll from one side to the other to check for dips. If the bed is not firm enough, add another plywood layer.
Replacing a box spring when buying a new mattress is only necessary if the old box spring is in bad shape. If only a new mattress is needed, it is not necessary to purchase a new box spring if the old box spring is in suitable condition.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, very few studies have been conducted to support the use of a firm mattress over a soft mattress. Trial and error should be used to determine which type of mattress is right for each person.Full Answer >
To make a tufted headboard, drill holes in a plywood board, cover the board with foam and fabric, upholster tufting buttons, and hammer them into the holes. This two-hour process requires plywood, a drill, foam, a knife, spray adhesive, a stapler, a piece of wire and a hammer.Full Answer >
Make your own bunkie board with 3/4-inch plywood and quilted fabric. Cut the board to 2 inches smaller than the frame of the bed in both directions and use spray adhesive to hold it in place. Finish the edges using a staple gun to fasten the fabric in place. Bunkie boards make foam mattresses more comfortable on futons, slatted platform beds and other beds where a box spring is not appropriate.Full Answer >