Double bunk beds are definitely a space-saving option, great for those who have a group of children in the house, or just to save on space in an adult bedroom. Some fun themes to choose from are pirate, princess, a pirate ship, and a haunted house. If you're an avid woodworker, check out the following list and see whether any strike your fancy. You'll find some awesome options here. Enjoy!
If you want more than one kid in your house, then maybe you should try twin bunk beds. These double beds make it possible for two children to sleep on top of each other, without having to share a bed. Triple bunk beds is also a great choice for a couple who wants three children sleeping in one room. These triple beds offer more than just convenience though; twin, triple bunk beds also offer more space than a single double bed.
If you're not particularly handy with woodworking tools, another Instructables tip for you is to use a professional woodworker. Not only will a professional woodworker be able to design and build a custom bunk bed for you, he/she will also be able to fix/repair any problems that arise once the bed is finished. The cost for a custom-made bed will definitely be more, but you'll be guaranteed that the quality is excellent. In addition, the woodworker will be able to advise you on any possible pitfalls that you might encounter during the construction process.
There are many different types of bunk bed that you can purchase. Some have built-in safety rails, some don't. And then there are all those beds that simply don't have any rails at all – these are the ones that are perhaps most dangerous because there is nothing to prevent your child from falling out from under the weight of his or her own body. Again, a woodworker might be able to suggest the best type of safety rails for your new bed.
Another thing that you should pay attention to is the actual design of the double-wide bed frame. Again, this will play a significant role in how safe your child will feel when sleeping on the top bunk. Many children suffer from back pain as a result of sleeping on the bottom of their bed. This is due to the fact that the bed frames usually aren't constructed very well. So pay special attention to the design of the bed frames!
There are two common types of bed frames. You have the classic L-shaped model and then you have the slightly unusual 2-by-4ft ladder rungs. The most common choice is the classic L-shaped model. These bed frames feature a U-shape top bunk with two sides corresponding to four corner "attributes" of the standard single bed frame. The ladder rungs run from left to right instead of from right to left as in the case of the standard model. Because the ladder is positioned away from the wall, this enables the child to climb up onto the top bunk.
If you are considering buying a double low loft bunk bed, you can check out various online retailers to see what they have available. Usually these retailers have detailed plans with pictures for the construction of the bed. Often there will also be a diagram showing the location of the anchor points for the chain link. When buying from an online retailer, make sure that you check the refund/return policy as well as the terms and conditions of the purchase. Some online retailers allow you to create your own blueprint for the bed so that you can follow the design features exactly as they are shown in the blueprint.
One drawback of using these bunk beds with no safety rails is that if the children manage to leap over the safety rails, the bed will collapse. It would not be very practical to replace a bed that collapse due to a minor error in measurements. You should ensure that you buy the bed according to local code requirements. For example, if the bed is supposed to be able to support a hundred and fifty pounds, then it should be manufactured in accordance with those weight limits. If possible, hire a professional to do the project. They should be able to advise you on various issues and give you advice on how to proceed.