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paulz
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# Posted: 30 Jul 2020 11:05
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A year or two ago I put in a king size regular mattress at the cabin. It sits on a plywood platform, no box spring. At that time I read that they should breath underneath to avoid mold or whatever. So I spaced 2x4 studs between. It's been fine but I'm wondering if really needed, after all they usually sit on a box spring.

Anyone have a similar setup?

jhp
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# Posted: 30 Jul 2020 15:45
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I asked just this question to the mattress guy a few months back. I too built a sturdy ass bedframe from 2x6's and 2x4's and wanted to know how much ventilation and or spacing was needed.

He said the manufacturer designs them to be placed on a solid top surface, in a no box spring design with no ventilation from underneath. It was a Serta but I forget what model.

He said I should be good to go, I haven't noticed any issues at all.

I don't leave the bed made when I"m not there.

paulz
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# Posted: 31 Jul 2020 09:44
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Thanks jhp. Mine is a Serta also. I do leave the bed made though since we come and go every few days.

ICC
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# Posted: 31 Jul 2020 15:09 - Edited by: ICC
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Over ten years use of multiple mattresses on plywood platforms; cabins, home, RV. No problems, but then I am not in a high humidity area.

Popeye
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# Posted: 3 Aug 2020 14:57
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My mattress is on plywood with no vent holes. I also have no issues.

mj1angier
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# Posted: 3 Aug 2020 15:16
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This is our first summer with foam mattress on plywood and we are in a very humid area. I am curious how its going to go. I did think about putting these under it. But nor sure how much air will move just sitting there

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Outdoor-Patio-Interlocking-Floor-Tiles-12-x-12-Set-of-6-Wate r-Drainage-Flooring/293328737111?epid=2009249398&hash=item444bc15357:g:03kAAOSwovNdzB 52

LittleDummerBoy
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# Posted: 4 Aug 2020 20:04
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I stand mine on edge when I'm not there so the mice don't nest. It stays plenty dry during very humid summers.

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