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Crib-Builders Question

Mark Mandell - Gone Round In Jersey
I'm starting construction design work on a crib. Basic design is chosen, but I've a question on mattress suspension.

I know that I can get a steel spring platform ready-made, but am wondering if anyone has used a true platform instead. I can make a nicely rigid platform in MDF and then fix it to the crib ends with "L" brackets bolted to threaded inserts or an inlayed steel bar drilled/tapped at intervals. Makes it pretty simple to change the height of the mattress as the child grows, and gives better support to the mattress.

What say Yee'all?

M

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