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I used 7/16" decking because that was what was readily available. 1/2" or thicker would be better, but if you support it properly it probably won't be a problem. Remember - this is WHAT I DID.
I used Oriented Strand Board (OSB), which is not the same as plywood. OSB has a much higher resin content and more layers. It is also stronger than plywood and more water resistant.
For my supersingle bed, one sheet was all I needed for the decking
and I only had to trim about a foot off one end.
Trim Excess Decking End
I marked the
end of the OSB where I needed to cut it. The sides are exactly 84" long,
perfect for determining where to cut, although the math proves that, too.
To the left you can see that I marked with pencil where I wanted to cut the extra material off.
Queen and King Differences
image to the right shows an example of a factory-made queen size deck.
It comes with 3 boards, as does the king. Factory-made supersingles usually
come with 2 boards. I suspect this is because it's easier to package
and ship kits with smaller boards.
It takes 2 sheets of OSB to make up a queen or king deck.
The first thing to do with a queen or king is to mark and remove approximately 12 inches from each OSB board so it is 84" long.
These are the approximate widths of the two deck boards.
you can see the corner of an assembled frame. You can see the rabbet at
the bottom edge of the side board.
The waterbed mattress installation is after the frame is assembled.