AT reader Rich wrote us asking: "Can you tell me how to make my own memory foam mattress?". Constructing a DIY memory foam mattress requires a high resiliency foam (known as HR foam) with a density rating of 2.5 - 3lb/ft³ with an indentation load deflection of 26lbs or 31lbs according to Healthy Foundations, a memory foam specialist. You can follow the materials formula and resources under the cut to create your own budget Tempur-pedic memory foam mattress... The Nobot made his own memory foam mattress using the following materials from wholesale memory foam dealers: From top to the bottom layer:
- $95 MF4Q62 Memory Foam 4.3LB - Queen - 60"x80"x 2"
- $182 MF5Q63 Memory Foam 5.3LB - Queen - 60"x80"x 3"
- $34 LRFE82 Lux Regular Foam - Eggcrate - 82"x76"x 2-1/2"
- $114 LHQFFS84 Lux High Qual. Foam - Full Sheet - 82"x76"x 4"