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August 6, 2008 11:33 PM Subscribe
IkeaFilter: Do I need to buy a 'slatted bed base' if I have a box spring?
posted by showbiz_liz to home & garden (23 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm thinking of buying this bed
, but I'm confused about something. Every bed I've looked at makes a point of saying "slatted bed base sold separately," and if you go to check out, the site reminds you yet again to buy the slatted bed base.
Problem is, I have no idea if I need one or not. Does the base replace the box spring, or does it work with it? Can I just put the mattress and box on the frame without worrying about it? Will it look stupid if I do that?