DIY Guide- Building Your Own Sprung Mattress Base

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  • 2024/07/04
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Sleep is an essential part of our lives, and a comfortable mattress can make all the difference in the quality of our rest. However, buying a new mattress can be expensive, and if you’re on a budget, you might be wondering if there’s a way to build your own. The good news is, it is possible to build your own sprung mattress base, and it’s actually not as difficult as you might think.


Before you start building your sprung mattress base, you’ll need to gather the following materials:

– 1 sheet of 3/4-inch plywood

– 4 8-foot 2x4s

– 1 8-foot 2×6

– 1 box of 1-1/4-inch wood screws

– 1 box of 1-5/8-inch wood screws

– 1 box of 2-inch wood screws

– 1 box of 3-inch wood screws

– 12 sprung mattress slats

– 1 can of wood glue

– 1 staple gun

– 1 roll of upholstery fabric

– 1 roll of batting

– 1 piece of foam padding

– 1 can of spray adhesive


1. Building the Frame

– Start by cutting the plywood to the size of your mattress.

– Next, cut the 2x4s to the length of the plywood.

– Assemble the frame by attaching the 2x4s to the plywood using 1-1/4-inch wood screws.

2. Installing the Sprung Mattress Slats

– Place the sprung mattress slats on top of the frame, spacing them evenly apart.

– Secure the slats to the frame using 1-5/8-inch wood screws.

3. Wrapping the Frame

– Cut the batting to the size of the frame.

– Wrap the batting around the frame and secure it with staples.

– Cut the upholstery fabric to the size of the frame.

– Wrap the upholstery fabric around the frame and secure it with staples.

4. Finishing Touches

– Cut the foam padding to the size of the frame.

– Place the foam padding on top of the upholstery fabric.

– Spray the adhesive on the back of the foam padding and attach it to the frame.


Building your own sprung mattress base is a great way to save money and get a comfortable night’s sleep. The project is not difficult, and with a little bit of time and effort, you can create a mattress base that will last for years to come.


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