Simple Solutions

Bed Slat Boards

By: Joe Truini

Bed slats that slide out of position are annoying if not dangerous and can create a bunk bed disaster. Add friction to the wooden slats by wrapping rubber bands around the ends of the slats where they contact the bed rails. This will keep them in place yet still allow the slats to be easily removed for repositioning the bed or for cleaning.


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  • Al Searsa Says:
    June 19th, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Rubber band solution for slat movement has a problem. Rubber bands have a short life. A couple of years and they have dry rotted or whatever. Cut up a small tire intertube for a longer life solution.

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Bed Slat Boards