Salvage & repurpose materials for DIY projects! Inside a full size Open Spring Mattress you will find some great FREE material / fabric, felt / wool insulation, polyfoam padding and loads of Free steel (3 gauges). This was great source for items to repurpose for DIY projects, crafts and so much more. Throughout the video I show multiple ways to accomplish the same result (i.e. deconstructing specific parts) but the method that I came up with in the 2nd half of the video to remove helicals was actually quite fun… and fast. The polyfoam as well as the insulation material can be perfect for many projects where a protective padding is needed or merely repurposed as packing material to protect fragile items before shipping them off somewhere. There are hundreds of springs in this thing; Bonnell coils that are hour glass shaped and made of steel. The border rod is heavy gauge steel and the helicals are the lightest gauge in this mattress.
Anytime I have something that may be headed for the trash or recycling I tend to dig in and take it apart first. I love to see how things are made and love even more seeing what I can make with the parts that I find inside. Plus, this was much more satisfying than trying to schedule a pick up for bulky items.