How Do You Make A Bunkie Board?

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A bunkie board is a thin piece of plywood covered by fabric and used to give stability to a bunk bed mattress. Due to the popularity of platform beds, bunkie boards are now available to match all mattress sizes and are used instead of a box spring because they add little height to the mattress. Bunkie boards can be constructed at home using 3/4-inch plywood, available at local home improvement stores and covered with home decor fabric from your local fabric store. Measure the bed frame to determine the size of bunkie board you will need. Depending on the bed frame, you may need to make the bunkie board slightly smaller or larger than the standard size. Standard sizes of bunkie boards are: twin, 39-by-75 inches; full, 54-by-75 inches; queen, 60-by-80 inches; king, 76-by-80 inches; and California king, 72-by-84 inches. For twin or full size bunkie boards, one 4-by-8 foot sheet of 3/4-inch plywood will suffice. Queen size and larger bunkie boards will need to be constructed in 2 pieces, ... more
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