Center Support For Wood Bed Frame – Providing extra support to bed slats can prevent sagging. That can occur in mattresses. This article describes a simple method for adding slat support and preventing this problem from occurring.
Using a hand saw, cut four battens of the bed length equal to the inside measurement of the mattress frame. Review the adjustment by placing the four tables on the mattress frame at 18-inch intervals. Measure the vertical distance from the bottom of each slat to the floor surface. And record each measurement. Cut 2 inches by 2 inches plate into 4 pieces of equal length. As the measurements are taken in step 3.
Find the midpoint of the width and length of each lath (cut in step 1). And drill a hole through the center with a 3/16 inch drill bit. Vertically center a piece of 2 inches by 2 inches (cut in step 4) below the hole drilled in each slat, and attach it to the slat using a 2-inch wood screw. Insert the slats with the 2 inches by 2 inches of the leg placed at 18-inch intervals on the mattress frame. This results in four battens of the bed with a central post (leg) that supports each batten in its central point.