Originally Posted by Iraqvet05
Will the bed struts hold a heavier piece of plywood if you go with a thicker sheet?
I was thinking about this for a different reason. I've never had major trouble with my plywood bed support, and I'm a pretty big fella. It squeaks every now and again, so some examination and added support is probably in order at some point in the future. But I'm thinking about putting an 8" memory foam mattress there, so weight could be an issue.
Anyway, if you're re-configuring stuff anyway, why not just put an extra strut in the middle. The OEM configuration has one strut on each side, and if you're going to put in a whole new ply wood sheet, with some extra 2x support underneath, it would be pretty easy to configure those 2x's underneath to accommodate a third strut. You could even do 4, but then I'm wondering if there's enough weight for that...
Anyway, I was just thinking about this over the weekend when I was contemplating a new mattress. When we added our topper, with the added weight of the bedding we just about maxed out the 2 OEM struts. I had one keep popping off. Turns out the spring clips were shot. Manufacturer of the strut sells replacement parts (not just the clips though
), but by the time I purchased them and had them shipped, I could almost get a whole new pair of struts from Amazon; so that's what I did. I think I still have a perfectly good strut floating around somewhere, so I'm going to use it for this when the time comes. It'll be a while though, so don't hold your breath on a write up with pics
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