We prevent tipping of the slats through several design applications. One of them is by inserting dowels connecting the base and the slats. When weight is applied, such as sitting on the edge of the mattress, the pressure will force the slat upwards on the opposite side. It should also be noticed that the weight is distributed over several slats. The friction exposed to the dowel will prevent it from rising, as well as the increase of the angle between the slat and the dowel. This holds especially true to the No-Fuss Plus beds.
In the case of the Tic-Tac-Toe beds, we refrain from using dowels. The slats are locked in from both sides, by lying on top of each other.
The slats of the Accordion beds are connected to each other with screws. By sitting on top of the base the slats are “floating” to give it flexibility.
The Flex bed is unique in absorbing the weight. The legs will “bend” sideways, distributing the weight evenly. To achieve this, the legs are connected to each other for added stability. Interestingly, the slats are connected to the legs through a mortise and tenon joint, without the use of any metal parts such as screws etc. This joint has been used for centuries in cabinet making.