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Bunk beds for teenagers...what do yours have?
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:44 PM
Can people who actually have teenagers in bunk beds suggest or point me in the right direction on what is good please thanks
Oh and do they complain??? Are girls better at bunking than boys?
Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:23 PM
I can't recommend any specific bunks but my 13 year old son is already 170cm tall and nearly 50kg so you would want to get some bunks with a pretty good weight rating for the top bunk. We bought captain's beds for our boys at the end of 2009 thinking they would last them for their teenage years but the ones we bought turn out to not really be suitable once the kids start getting heavier. The slats on both beds near the ladders have snapped because most of their weight goes onto the bed at that one point when they are climbing off the ladder onto the bed.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:34 PM
I'd recommend checking out eBay/ Gumtree/ second-hand shops for older style heavy pine bunks. I bought 2 sets of these for my kids: they're chunky, very solid heavy pine, weigh a ton and not at all rickety and seemingly unbreakable. I don't think you can buy new bunks made like that anymore. Mine cost $120 second-hand, they're gold.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:37 PM
One of my DD's has the bunk bed with the double bed on bottom and single bed on top.
I have seen some really cool ones with desks/drawers etc in them.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:12 PM
Edited by Tyrone Finkelmeyer, 26 March 2013 - 08:56 PM.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:49 AM
We bought a Bunkers bunk bed secondhand for our sons when they were 5 and 7. Very solid slats and construction and lasts. I have boys and they liked sharing then, though they had had separate rooms. They decide to move back into separate rooms in early teens., so younger one got his own single. One son is now 5'10 (177cm) and is fine sleeping in the upper bunk - not too tall and there's no footboard. Younger one is 6'2 (188) and on occasions when he has to sleep in the lower bunk (e.g. family staying) finds it a bit limiting with a footboard on the bottom bunk.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:02 AM
As mentioned by pp you will need sturdy bunks for teens as they are essentially adults.
I would be looking at bunker lowline or corner style bunks in king single size to give them a bit more room in bed.
Bunkers are not cheap but have an excellent reputation.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:11 AM
Almost a teenager here (certainly acts like one) lol.
We bought a king single from forty winks and underneath it has a desk and shelf. It certainly was money well spent.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:36 AM
I had a Bunkers bed and it was very sturdy. Not as modern looking but excellent quality.
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