Bunkie board

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

A bunkie board is thin mattress support originally intended for a bunk bed. It was invented in the early 20th century to provide a thinner platform support than box-springs, and more uniform support than slats.[1]


A DIY bunkie board might consist of 19 mm (34 in) plywood, but commercially-made versions can be made of wood or metal, and are often covered in fabric.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Alton, Larry (2021-07-28). "What Is a Bunkie Board—and Do You Need One". Parle Magazine — The Online Voice of Urban Entertainment. Retrieved 2021-12-17.
  2. ^ "Bunkie Board vs Plywood ⋆ 🌲 ThePlywood.com". 🌲 ThePlywood.com. 2020-11-12. Retrieved 2021-12-17.