Putting a memory foam mattress on plywood is not as difficult as some people make it out to be. There are many things you can do to help make this a reality. First, you will need to figure out where you are going to put your new bed. Make sure the bed is leveled and that the slats run parallel to the ground or the floor.
If you are using plywood for the foundation, it is best to not glue the mattress to the plywood. The glue may adhere to the slats but this is not good for the foundation. The slats will be damaged if the pressure is applied to the mattress. Instead, the foundation can be laid on a piece of cardboard that has been cut in the form of a box spring. This will provide a strong base for the mattress.
After lining the entire box spring with the memory foam mattress, secure it by driving screws into the sides and then driving the flat board into the center. The boards need to be securely pressed together. You may need to use putty to hold them in place. Once the slats are in place, the foundation can be placed over the board.
If you have a solid wood bed frame, you can install the mattress on the bottom sheet of the bed frame. The next step is to secure the bottom sheets of the bed frame together with putty. Use the putty knife to smooth out the edges. It is best to work from the bottom until the top of the box spring. The memory foam mattress should sit directly on top of the bed frame.
If you are using a solid wood bed frame, you will have to remove the existing slats. However, if you do not, you need to remove the entire box spring and all the slats. The next step is to secure the new slats onto the old slats. Make sure that all slats are even and parallel. Once this is done, the mattress should sit directly on top of the bed frame.
When storing your mattress directly on the bed frame, it is best to use a mattress protector. The protector will keep your mattress in good condition. This will also prolong the life of your mattress. Now that you know how to put a memory foam mattress on plywood, you are ready to begin your quest towards having a comfortable bed.