We bought this handmade antique oak bed a couple weeks ago, and today at lunch I knocked it together for the first time so I could measure it for (gasp) a piece of plywood. There. I said it. But it will give better support for a mattress without a box spring than slats will, and it will add rigidity to the bed. Not that it needs it- the mortise and tenon joints that attach the rails to the ends are still quite tight, and will be rock solid once it is pegged. I really like this piece, and it is one I hope to eventually have reproduced for sale on the website.
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