Bedding / January 15, 2019 / Amie Thibault
Many experts say that metal bunk beds are unsafe. This is because metal beds are not as sturdy and tend to wobble, dent and bend over the years due to weak joints. Essentially, a metal bunk bed may save you money but is not a good investment in the long run. Wood bunk beds are not without their problems. A good rule of thumb is the heavier the bed, the more likely it is to be sturdy and safe. Even with hardwood beds, screws and wing nuts can work loose over time. A properly designed bunk bed will have ample support braces to keep some of the pressure off of the bed's joints.
If you feel uncomfortable that there will always be fighting over the top bunk or over the bottom bunk, first reconsider if there is a need to look at another kind of bed, or consider if you need to wait on your purchase until you can come to an acceptable arrangement that works for everyone. Sometimes the idea of having to wait will help children be creative in solving whatever problems they may be dealing with, helping everyone to come to a good decision everyone can live with.
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