Is there a more durable alternative to ClimbUps (that isn't known to crack)?(4 posts)
I have this bed (still in the box) - I want to set it up as isolated as possible because this bug is making me feel sick.
I noticed the headboard had some gaps and other issues. I was able to get extra parts, 2 legs and footboard - basically making it an all around platform bed with 4 legs and no headboard. The bed is solid pine with 8-inch clearance under the legs. Also there are 2 'fifth legs' going down the solid pine center rail.
The size of the legs is about 2x2 inches around, in a square shape and tapers at the bottom. The center support legs are closer to 1x3. I haven't put it together yet so I don't know the exact dimensions, but I looked closely at it in the store.
My floor is concrete with a clear finish - but the type that used to have carpet, so it isn't completely even like polished concrete would be.
I emailed Susan McKnight to ask about using ClimbUps in this situation and she said that I would need to reinforce the climbups with the bottom of a mason jar or a washer because of the uneven flooring. I also would need to get the XL size for the center legs.
At DoMyOwnPestControl the cost for these 6 interceptors is $44.15 - plus I would have to purchase mason jar lids or washers as I don't have any on hand, if I did use ClimbUps. Is there an anything else I could use with wooden bed legs?
It seems like a really good tool - but it's hard for me to afford as it is. So to afford it I would need it to last. If there is a lower cost alternative OR an alternative that would do the same thing but not break for the same price, I would love to know about it.
Look for Bed Moats or just get some small cut pieces of cardboard ( 4" by 4") wrap the cardboard completely on all sides (edges included) with duct tape and you will have a flat cushion that will flex with any movement once weight is applied. If you use white medical tape you will be able to see evidence more clearly.
Forgive any typos, on my phone.
Thank You Killer Queen !!!!
I never heard of Bed Moats before but they look like they are sturdier to me more worth it.
I'm not sure I understand though about the cardboard. Is it to make the bed leg softer so as not to break the Bed Moat? Or is it just a passive monitor? Or maybe a bit of both?
Sorry if I don't catch on right away - there's a lot to know.
I'm going to order the Bed Moats as soon as I can.
Thank you again so much -
I actually glued those little plastic discs that you get for protecting walls from doorknobs, to the underside of climbups to reinforce. No more cracks. Just another idea.
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