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Hi I would like ask a question about making my own ottoman style storage bed
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Hi I have asked my carpenter to make me a storage bed and he told me to first order the lift mechanism and slat system, which is all good but now the people who make the mechanism and slats want to know exactly how big to make the slat Base but my carpenter is in hospital so I'm trying to find the answer to this question. My existing mattress is 160x200 cm so how big should the slat Base be?
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Home Improvement Expert: Susan Latta, General Contractor replied 2 years ago
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Hi my name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question.

To be clear, is the slat base the large, horizontal area the mattress rests on?

If so, I believe 1 to 1.5 inches larger than the mattress size in both width and length

would work perfectly. I'm here in the US and unfamiliar with metric, but I think you would

want your slat base to be around 162.45 x 202.45, that's adding an additional 1 inch both in width and length.

Or, for a less snug fit, add 1 1/2" (3.81 cm) to both length and width. I don't think you would want it much larger than this except for fashion purposes.

If the slat base is solid wood, your measurements could be anything, 1 to 5+ inches. However, I wouldn't make it so large that it's hard to get out of bed in the morning.

Remember I cannot "see" the bed you are designing so the vision of the finished bed in my head may be different than yours. So to be safe you would want to send me a photo of what you are trying to replicate and I can be more definite. The storage bed sounds like a great idea!!

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Home Improvement Expert: Susan Latta, General Contractor replied 2 years ago

I was hoping to get to talk to you personally about this project, but if not please, don't forget to leave a positive rating! Thank you!

Susan

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