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Old 09-09-2017, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's the deal with box springs?!

There's a box, but no spring!

Yet many times people have told me "It's called a box spring."
"It's just a box."
"It's called a box spring."
"Why do we hang out?"

Mom bought my brother a new bed. They threw in a "box spring" for $10. They actually use that term, but the "mattress expert" said it was a foundation.
Like concrete!

We have too much stuff and I really think we have a better use for 18.75 cubic feet, why not purchase a frame twice as high, ditch the pretender, and store something bigger than this underneath:

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Old 09-09-2017, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's all mattress now, years ago there were box springs that had springs. We bought 4" spacers for under the frame wheels and the underbed storage boxes fit.
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All I know about it is that I'm not going to buy another box-frame bed, since they have no advantage at all. Unless you'd consider being easier for small pets to climb as a noticeable advantage.
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How easily did those go into place?

Dad had Home Depot cut up a board, he glued them together, and had me position them, which was surprisingly frustrating.

The next time I visited, he had taken them out, and glued all of them together.

That was a good use of my time...

I suggested putting extensions between the frame and wheels, but she pointed out he tends to bounce in his bed.

He is autistic.

Still, why buy a giant spacer?
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Dunno. People need something to lay the mattress on. A lot of bed frames don't have support, except around the edges.

We just replaced our bed. We didn't want it 4 feet off the ground (exaggeration) so I put a bunch of 2x6s down and we went without a box spring. Cheaper and stronger. It's knee high....which is just right, if you ask me.
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Four feet high?! Mine was six for four years! I have a great plan for something high enough to store my tough boxes, but not put me too close to the ceiling fan.

My plans always wait on money...
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My sister in law uses pallets. Good idea? Bad? Dunno. It's actually not a terrible look, at least.

Wife and I skipped the "box spring" that Select Comfort offered. Instead I used plywood over the regular box spring. Ghetto sure but the OE foundation was a bit ridiculous.

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