Post # 1
DH and I have a sleep number bed. For the last 5 years we’ve just slept with the bed on a rolling frame with a hard plastic sleep number “box spring alternative base” under our mattress. Well… we just purchased a new bed set and it has a slatted base. Sure, we could put the base and the mattress on it, but then it becomes so tall when I sit on the edge my feet don’t touch the floor (I’m 5’2″). The bed is designed to eliminate the need for a box spring, which is what the plastic base acts as. Ideally, I’d just want to use our mattress without the base, but for some reason I was thinking that we HAD to use the hard base for support of the air pockets in the mattress. My inlaws have a thin, maybe 3 inch thick base that goes with their platform bed, but I can’t find this product on their site. The only thing I could think is that they just use the “top” of the base and not the rest of it. (See picture at the bottom). Anyone have experience with sleep number beds and slat frames? I could really use the help! I’ll be calling my inlaws tomorrow to ask, but I’m one of those people who plans ahead and I’m completely besides myself that I didn’t think to consider the base in my selection of beds! Grr!
In other news, we won a new smart TV (48″ and a stand!) from a drawing we entered when we purchased our bed and can finally use netflix on something other than our computers! Up until now we haven’t really used Netflix all that much, mostly just to watch some of the shows we enjoyed watching when we had cable, because watching it from a laptop or sitting in computer chairs just wasn’t all the great. Now we have a lovely new TV and can actually sit back and relax while watching TV – soooo I need show suggestions for Netflix. Right now all we have is Supernatural and Psych, and we’ve already watched all of the episodes in the past.
Not our picture, but the best showing the type of base we have. The top four squares are removable, and I was thinking I could just put those pieces on top of the slats if I needed to have a hard base under my sleep number. We spent a stupid amount on this dang base and I really don’t want to have to buy something else. Grr! Thanks again!
Post # 2
No idea about the bed but for Netflix I like Endeavor, White Collar, Lost Girl, Haven, The Following, Peaky Binders, House of Cards, Sherlock,Wallander. Those are some of the shows I like.
Post # 4
Revenge & Parenthood are both good shows!
Post # 5
The Blacklist is REALLYYYY good!
Post # 6
Sorry, no help on the bed, but I am an avid Netflix watcher! My favorite shows are Orange Is the New Black, Sons of Anarchy, Dexter, Twisted, Pretty Little Liars, Revenge, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Hemlock Grove, House of Cards, Parks & Recreation, The Walking Dead, An Idiot Abroad, Kitchen Nightmares, and of course, My Fair Wedding. That should keep you busy for a while lol.
Post # 7
Gilmore Girls just got on netflix. Up till a few days ago, they had lots of TLC shows like Say Yes to the Dress, but now they are gone.
Post # 8
For the bed, you can use just the top of the base if you can construct/join them in such a way as to prevent shifting. If it’s the same material as my base, it may be difficult to do that without fracturing the base; it seems to be a molded plastic-and-wood material and I’m not sure how well it will hold up to drilling holes and mounting new hardware in it. The side portions of the base where the tops fit into are what currently keeps the base from shifting or moving. So if you can figure out a way to keep them together, you should be fine. But really any flat surface will work just fine, so you can also use thick plywood or pressboard which may be easier to build out than the Select Comfort base is.
Post # 9
Thanks for all the Netflix suggestions. I got a bit carried away and started binge watching OOPS! But in my defense, it was just so comfortable and cozy… I didn’t want to get up! We’ve actually decided to upgrade another TV to a Smart TV. We’re looking in the 40-45″ range. Any suggestions? 😀
Thanks for the tips! What we decided to do was to build a mini frame for the top part. It basically is build around the 4 pieces and fills in the gaps around the edge of the bed, so that movement is very minimal. I think just putting plywood would have been the easier (and faster) solution, but it didn’t take us too long to build this base, and while we were at it we stained it to match the colour of the wood frame, and we built a box around the interior on the underside of the bed so that our pump is hidden and our cat can’t get under the bed and to the wires. The box also provides a bit of extra support for the slats. So it’s win-win!
I do want to mention, in case someone reads this – yeah, DO NOT try to drill in to the plastic. It’s not worth it.