The bunk beds provide a great convenience for people with small rooms. A bunk bed can accommodate at least two people at a time still it takes up the space of only one bed. If you go with a traditional bed, it occupies more space and sleeper capacity is also low. The idea of bunk beds makes it easy for families with tiny homes to get enough sleeping beds for their children as well as an overnight guest.
The bunk beds are suitable to use for kids as well as adults. The twin over twin bunk beds are ideal for children only, while the twin over full bunk beds and full over full bunk beds are ideal for children, teenagers and adults. Some bunk beds contain a ladder, while others come with stairs. You can also get a bunk bed with slide, drawers and storage shelves to fulfill your need of kids’ playing fun and storage.
How to Put A Bunk Bed Together
The bunk bed brands craft the best bunk beds from wood or metal. Both the metal and wooden bunk beds are high quality and sturdy enough to offer long lasting use. However, the bunk bed comes as parts in two or three separate boxes. It means no bunk bed is ready to use on arrival, you have to assemble it by yourself or you can hire a professional to do it for you.
The bunk beds are very simple in design and also include an instruction manual. The manual has step-by-step instructions for assembling the bunk bed. According to our knowledge and experience, the bunk bed is very easy to put together for everyone. Therefore we recommend you to assemble your bunk bed by yourself, you can get help of your spouse and one or two friends. Even if you don’t have a prior experience, it may take maximum one to two hours to put the bunk bed together at home.
Step-by-Step Procedure to Assemble A Bunk Bed
Every bunk bed requires assembly on arrival. The manufacturer provides all bunk bed parts, assembly instructions and the tools required for assembly with the bunk bed. In case your bunk bed does not include the tools required for assembling it then you need to buy them separately. So, let us have a look on what you need for the bunk bed assembly process.
Tools Required for Bunk Bed Assembly
In order to put a bunk bed together, you need three hardware tools that are mentioned below:
- A Cordless Drill or A Screwdriver
- A Hammer
- A 9/16 Wrench or An Adjustable Wrench
When you have all the above tools ready then you can proceed to the steps for bunk bed assembly given as follows:
#1. Get Everything Ready: Open all two or three boxes of bunk bed and get all parts out. Find the Instruction Manual and keep it handy as you need it throughout the assembly process. Arrange all parts on a side and get ready for assembling the bunk bed in an ideal way.
#2. Build the Lower Bunk: You need to take the lower bunk and put on the floor. Attach the headboard and footboard on left and right sides as applicable. Get the nuts & bolts and insert them in the holes given on sides. Use the wrench and other tools to tighten the bolts to complete lower bunk building task.
#3. Attach Bed Slats or Bunkie Board to Lower Bunk: In order to hold the mattress the lower bunk needs either bed slats or a bunkie board or a box spring. If your bunk bed includes bed slats then add them with help of wrench or screwdriver otherwise get a high quality bunkie board for bunk beds and add the same to the lower bunk.
#4. Build the Top Bunk: Now, build the top bunk same you did the lower bunk and insert bolts to secure it. Then attach the headboard and sideboard on sides of upper bunk.
#5. Install Slats or Bunkie Board on Top Bunk: Just like the lower bunk, the top bunk also requires bed slats or a bunkie board to hold the mattress. If the bed slats are not included then you must buy a sturdy bunkie board for bunk beds and add it to the top bunk of your bunk bed. In case you want to increase height of the mattress then you should get a box spring and add it on the top bunk.
#6. Attach Guardrails Around Top Bunk: The top bunk is high from the floor surface, that’s the bunk bed includes guardrails for it. The guardrails can be attached on all four sides or the upper bunk to provide 360 degree protection. You should attach the guardrails properly to secure your bunk bed.
#7. Place Top Bunk Over Lower Bunk: When both the top bunk and lower bunks are built properly, you need place the top bunk over the bottom bunk. Here you also need to insert screws and nuts/bolts to secure the top bunk over lower bunk.
#8. Attach the Ladder: Your bunk bed may have either an integrated ladder or a separate ladder. When everything is built well, the last thing to attach is the bunk bed ladder. You should attach the ladder where the opening is given on top bunk and secure the ladder with bolts.
In this way, you can put a bunk bed together at home and place it near by the wall for additional support. You should check if the bunk bed is assembled properly and then allow your children to start using the bunk bed for sleeping every night.