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Old 07-03-2010, 16:12   #1
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Ikea Beds

Firstly, I am no way associated with Ikea, I share this because I have found something that works good, just as I have shared about Natures Head.

I have a single twin in the cabin now as I am in the middle of a refit. The single on the foundation I have in this link:
IKEA | Mattresses | Slatted bed bases | SULTAN LAXEBY | Slatted bed base and I put this mattress on it
IKEA | Mattresses | Foam mattresses | SULTAN FONNES | Foam mattress

I went back today and returned a queen sized foundation for a double because I just could not fit the queen in the v berth. After I cut the top 1/2 of a hanging locker down to the deck height of the V Berth and took some 75" 2x4's and a carpender square it became apparent that a 80"x60" bed just was not going to work if I wanted to keep both the Head and the galley, but a 53"x 75" bed would work, so I traded. Just cannot fit 5 gallons in a 3 gallon bucket; I tried.

Now to the test results, I have been sleeping on the twin in the cabin for about a week now and it is great. With bedding, the foundation of slats and the mattress it is less thanb 9" thick and it sleeps like a posturpetic or some such. Very comfortable. I put 2 cinch nylon straps around it and just tuck the sheet and blanket under the mattress and flip it up against the bulkhead, don't even know it is there. I will cover the underside with some type of light weight carpet later.

The double is the same foundation with another, nicer mattress which will be my bed in the v berth and I will likely get another twin for the other side of the cabin. The twins will be great sleeping underweigh and insofar as the v berth may not be the best place, especially if there are seas. So there are 2 sea-guest beds and one master that are light, comfortable, thin and do not completely break the bank.

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Old 07-03-2010, 16:58   #2
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I forgot to mention, the mattresses come in a plastic bag, rolled up and the foundations come in 2 boxes for assembly. so you will have no troble getting them aboard.

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Old 07-03-2010, 17:43   #3
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I use one of the Ikea slat systems with my existing foam boat mattress. Much cheaper than the Froli (sp?) system. I trimmed the slat lengths to fit the berth shape. It also had a way that you could double up some slats to add firmness in certain spots. Huge improvement in comfort and keeps airflow under the mattress.

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Old 07-03-2010, 18:10   #4
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I know the Ikea system, we have a bed with it, and it is much better than on a hard surface, but it does not even come close to the froli... not even in the same galaxy...

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