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.
Douglas Fir Wood
Douglas fir is a light-colored wood with a vertical grain. It is highly resistant to warping and difficult to twist out of shape. Extremely durable, Douglas fir is used in many internal wood projects.
Southern Yellow Pine
Southern yellow pine is one of the strongest woods around and perfectly suited for use with bed slats. Its grain is firm and durable and will not break under the strain of constant weight.
Red Oak Wood
Red oak is a highly abundant hardwood and extremely strong. It is vastly resistant to wear and crushing.
Yellow Poplar Wood
Yellow poplar comes from the poplar tree and is very easy to work with. It has properties which make it simple to plane and stain. If you prefer to color your wood for your bed slats you will find yellow poplar very acceptable.
Hickory wood is a remarkably shock resistant wood and very resilient. Owing to its lightness it was actually used in the making of airplanes in the very early history of flight.
If you have any questions or want to get further information about wooden furniture, please feel free to contact us.