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.
Providing you have a child old enough to sleep on the top bunk, is your child able then to climb the ladder to the top bunk? Bunk bed ladders have their own kind of feeling when climbing up and climbing down. Check out ladders in furniture stores first if you are considering a bunk bed purchase, and if your child does not feel comfortable with the feel of the ladders, put more consideration into a trundle bed or other bedding option.
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