We spend 1/4 our life for sleeping and being on bed. Bed slats are an important factor when building a bed. They need to be strong and robust enough to take the weight of two people and withstand further strains. Thus, choosing the suitable wood is vital. You need a wood which will cope with a variety of pressures, help you feel comfortable, and give you a deep sleep. Wood is one of the most commonly used materials in the world, and almost any type of wood can be used to build furniture. Each type of wood has its own unique characteristics, which in turn can add different degrees of warmth, emphasis and beauty to its surrounding decor. We’ve put together this handy guide to help you choose which type of wood is right for your bed. With our guide we’ll give you the low down on some of the most popular wood types available and explain their different characteristics as well as the differences between hard and softwood, grains and colour.