What can I use instead of a bunkie board? Standard bunkie board alternatives include slats, plywood, standard box springs, low profile box springs, and split bunkie boards. Depending on the type of bed and mattress you have, one of these bunkie board alternatives may be a better choice for you than a standard bunkie board.
What kind of wood should I use for a bunkie board? Bunkie boards can be stronger and more durable than plywood.
We recommend that you buy plywood that is at least 1 inch thick since standard bunkie boards are between 1 and 3 inches thick. Thicker, better quality plywood will be strong enough to support the weight of your mattress.
What material is a bunkie board made of? A bunkie board is a 1 to 3-inch flat barrier, usually made of wood, plywood, or particleboard, designed to fit between your mattress and the surface it rests on. It works with any bed frame or base–metal frames, solid platforms, box springs, and slatted foundations.
Is a bunkie board just plywood? Yes, many bunkie boards are made of plywood, the only difference being that it’s polished, cut into strips, and encased in fabric. You can take the same plywood sheet, choose the thickness you like, cut it and tie it down with a rope, then encase it in a cloth, and voilà — you’ve got a bunkie board too!