xxtk. Bunk Beds. September 03rd , 2017.
There are federal regulations regarding bunk beds, so you`ll want to make sure that whatever bed you choose meets the regulations. We`re talking safety here, and things do happen. But you certainly wouldn`t want a bed that doesn`t meet the regulations, so make sure that the one you buy, does. Most accidents with bunk beds happen to children under the age of three. Many of these accidents can be avoided by having safety rails on both sides of the top bed. If one side of the bed is against the wall, that can be sufficient-but it must be against the wall. There are also regulations regarding headboards. There is a link to a page with the regulations at the bottom of this article for those who wish to read further.
Some of these provisions would be an extra long twin size bed, possibly a full size bed as part of the bunk, and one that accommodates heavier weights. Beds designed for young children only have a weight limit of around 150 lbs. - 200 lbs. and that includes the mattress. They also don`t have the same distance between the bottom bunk and the top bunk making them cramped for taller people to use. Sometimes the higher priced beds have additional features such as built in drawer or storage space. Even trundle beds are available which make them even more useful.. There are plenty of simple, well made bunk beds to choose from without all the frills at terrific prices. Buying the lower priced bed now might mean you need to buy another bed in the not too near future.
Some log bunk beds come with a metal frame to hold the mattress, but some of the Amish build them with a wood frame to hold both the box spring and the mattress. You don`t have to put a box spring in those beds, but you certainly can.
This cannot be said enough. The safety of your children should be your primary concern when constructing your bunk beds. Various national groups have been set up to monitor and test the safety of bunk beds. If you`re interested in a particular brand, ask if it meets the voluntary safety guidelines of the American Standards of Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the minimum safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Both of these groups have been around for a long time, and their approval indicates a quality, tested product. Make sure your mattress fits properly. A space greater than three inches should not be tolerated.
Plans For Bunk Beds On A Budget. Times are tight nowadays, and if you`re at all handy with tools, you may have considered building some furniture for your family. If you`re thinking of choosing bunk beds as one of those plans, please make sure you take extra time to research the many different specifications and safety features needed in a bunk bed. You may think it`s cheaper to build it yourself; it may not necessarily be so.
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