DIY mattresses: The perfect, affordable mattress replacement

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Do you have an old, worn-out mattress that’s erratic and uncomfortable? You may have decided that it’s time for you to get a mattress replacement, but for many people, that’s easier said than done. Whether you need a new mattress for your home, your boat, or your mobile home, many new mattresses are expensive and the process of looking for an affordable one can be time-consuming and stressful. Instead of going on an aggravating search for a cheap mattress that might not even be in satisfying shape, why not give yourself a brand new DIY project by making a mattress from scratch?

Aside from being more affordable than new mattresses, DIY mattresses’ biggest benefit is being highly customizable and adaptable to your specific needs. Based on your preferences, you’ll get to choose the materials that make up the base and layers of your mattress for varying levels of firmness and flexibility. You’ll also be measuring and cutting the foam yourself. Furthermore, you’ll have the satisfaction of a job well done after you get a comfortable, restful sleep on a bed you made with your own hands.

The first step of constructing your DIY mattress replacement is measuring your bed frame or old mattress with a ruler or tape measure to find out what measurements or dimensions your new mattress needs to have. Then, you’ll choose a material for the base layer. A firmer type of foam such as poly foam is usually recommended for a strong, secure base. Then, you can add one or two layers on top of the base depending on how much support your body needs. You’ll likely want these layers to be made from softer varieties of foam for a more comfortable surface to lie on. After you’ve cut and stacked your layers, the next step is to make a working mattress cover with zippers to make your mattress surface smoother and gentler to touch.

If you’d like a more in-depth explanation of how to assemble your DIY mattress, there are several how-to articles and videos you can also look at to help you finish your project. If you’re serious about making your DIY mattress, The Foam Factory has some helpful resources such as tutorials on how to cut and glue foam sheets, along with several essential foam components of DIY mattresses for sale. Make sure to get the foam sheets you need for your base and secondary layers today, so you can get started on your project as soon as you can.