A. Bunky boards are a safety item. They are our MOST popular option. They take the place of traditional bed slats that most of our competitors still use. Our B’bds are made of ¾” A/C cabinet grade pine plywood and are screwed directly to the bed cleats. Although the B’bds cost $45 each, with them you don’t have to buy a box spring, so you actually save money! You need something to support your mattress. If you choose not to order the bunky boards, you will need to provide your own, or use slats. Only two customers in 8 years have opted not to order bunky boards.