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mookie
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foundation for foam mattress

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I am planning to buy either a Tuft and Needle or Leesa twin mattress. What should I put it on? I don't currently have a platform for it. The companies recommend a platform with 3-5" slat spacing, but the most popular products on Amazon have wider spacing, for example:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006M ... 0DER&psc=1

Those companies sell their own foundation and base for ~$300, which is 3x more than the platforms on Amazon.
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mookie wrote: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:04 pm I am planning to buy either a Tuft and Needle or Leesa twin mattress. What should I put it on? I don't currently have a platform for it. The companies recommend a platform with 3-5" slat spacing, but the most popular products on Amazon have wider spacing, for example:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006M ... 0DER&psc=1

Those companies sell their own foundation and base for ~$300, which is 3x more than the platforms on Amazon.
If you are afraid the amazon slats are too wide, homedepot or lowes can cut a piece of masonite or OSB to put onto of the Amazon frame. I did that with my kids' twin beds where the slats seemed too far apart. A 4x8 sheet of either will be less than $20.
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mookie wrote: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:04 pm I am planning to buy either a Tuft and Needle or Leesa twin mattress. What should I put it on? I don't currently have a platform for it. The companies recommend a platform with 3-5" slat spacing, but the most popular products on Amazon have wider spacing, for example:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006M ... 0DER&psc=1

Those companies sell their own foundation and base for ~$300, which is 3x more than the platforms on Amazon.
You might check facebook market and craigslist for a used bed frame. You might find something nice for a lot less than the one on amazon.
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If you are going to put down OSB or masonite, can't that just go on top of the regular box spring and avoid the foundation all together?
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fortfun wrote: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:37 pm
mookie wrote: Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:04 pm I am planning to buy either a Tuft and Needle or Leesa twin mattress. What should I put it on? I don't currently have a platform for it. The companies recommend a platform with 3-5" slat spacing, but the most popular products on Amazon have wider spacing, for example:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006M ... 0DER&psc=1

Those companies sell their own foundation and base for ~$300, which is 3x more than the platforms on Amazon.
If you are afraid the amazon slats are too wide, homedepot or lowes can cut a piece of masonite or OSB to put onto of the Amazon frame. I did that with my kids' twin beds where the slats seemed too far apart. A 4x8 sheet of either will be less than $20.
I used mdf, also from home Depot. Got it cut into smaller, more manageable pieces.
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Do you need the legs or does your bed have support? We got this one for a hybrid mattress and it works well.

It comes in 2 pieces for a king (ours is a CA king). The box it comes in is heavy but each piece is fairly light, and they fold in half. Very easy to put into a room.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HI ... UTF8&psc=1
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Why not just put in on the floor?
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The metal frame you linked to is not suitable for placing a foam mattress on directly. (It does not have slats.) You can use some kind of box (not spring) foundation or use an overlay such as hardboard as suggested above. If you already have a box spring, you can use it with an overlay on top of it.

If you look at the Tuft & Needle website, you will see they sell a bed and also a metal frame and a box platform to go on the metal frame. Their box platform is basically covered slats with side supports.

https://www.tuftandneedle.com/basics/bo ... F-BOX-01-T

An alternative would be to get a platform base made for a foam mattress. The company that sells the frame you linked to also sells them on Amazon and there are other brands, too. For instance:

https://www.amazon.com/Zinus-SmartBase- ... B00M169YVC
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For our Brooklyn Bedding matress we got a zinus foundation. It has wood slats with velcro to hold it in place. There are other foundations from zinus but the spacing is too wide.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06WW5WW ... UTF8&psc=1
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https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_n_ ... =368695011

We bought our mattress at Costco, then bought the frame at a local bed store. They were perfectly happy to sell us just the frame. Platform frames like you need are pretty much all anyone sells now.
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