Guides that Help Your Bunk Bed Buying Journey.

Information to Assist You in Buying a Bed.

Bunk beds are a great solution to many problems. Your kids have been begging you for a more fun option at bedtime. Your family has expanded (but your bedrooms haven't). Maybe your cabin or summer house needs to sleep more without sacrificing space. With our wide selection of sizes, you have more options than ever.

Like other furniture purchases, you will want to consider style, color, and price. Make sure that your new bed will fit into your budget and your home. However, your bunk bed has to serve a more important function than just looking great. After all, this is where your loved ones spend 1/3 of their day. To help, you can see below guides to selecting, assembling, and, most importantly, the safety of your bunk beds.

Also, remember that answers to your bunk bed questions may be found in the FAQS section. Information on ordering, payments, shipping, and returns is available under Sales Information. Bunk Bed King manages to keep prices low and quality high because we buy directly from the factory. The savings of not using an intermediary are passed on to you, our customer.

We have much more information to help you choose your bunk bed on our Resources page. The resource pages provide precise information to assist you:

Bunk Beds - 10 Tips for Choosing the Right Bed.
benefits of solid wood furniture
building a kid's room
bunk bed features
bunk bed layouts
bunk bed repair
bunk bed safety
bunk bed safety tips every parent should know
bunk bed sizing
bunk bed standards
bunk beds that separate
choosing between stairs or ladders
selecting the right wood finish for bunk beds
deciding who gets the top bunk
cleaning castle beds
Colorful and Fun Loft Beds with Tents
difference between bunk beds and loft beds
different uses for bunk beds
various wood types used in beds
furniture care and maintenance
history of bunk beds
how bunk beds are built
kids bedroom space
manufactured bunk beds vs. free bunk bed plans
parts of a bunk bed
pros and cons of bunk beds
securing a bunk bed
space benefits of bunk beds
storage bed sizing
tips for making the top bunk
transitioning bunk beds from kids to teens
trundle bed sizing
wood versus metal bunk beds

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

Bunk Bed King – Guide to Bunk Bed Safety.

Bunk beds can be a great choice to maximize space in a fun way. However, the raised design comes with a certain amount of risk. Every bunk bed model we sell has been tested by an independent laboratory to ensure it complies with the ASTM F-1427-06 "Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bunk Beds." This is the government code of federal regulations for Entrapment Hazards in Bunk Beds and the Government Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1513 – Requirements for Bunk Beds.

Once you have bought a bunk bed that conforms to safety standards, it is up to you to ensure that the bunk bed is put together correctly and safely and to prohibit horseplay on or near the beds.

  1. An adult should always supervise children's use of bunk beds
  2. Children under six years of age should not be on the top bunk
  3. Make sure that the room you plan to put the bunk bed in is tall enough to accommodate it
  4. Use guard rails on both sides of the upper bunk
  5. Use only the proper size mattress as recommended by the manufacturer
  6. Ensure the thickness of the mattress and foundation combined is at least 5 inches below the top of the guardrails
  7. Prohibit more than one person on the upper bunk
  8. Prohibit horseplay on or under the beds
  9. Always use the ladder for entering and leaving the upper bunk
  10. Never attach or hang items to any part of the bunk bed that is not designed for use with the bed. For example, but not limited to, hooks, belts, and jump ropes

Bunk Bed King wants your child to be safe, and with that in mind, we include wooden slats with every bed we sell so that the mattress is secure, with no need for a bunkie board or bunkie mattress. Additionally, our bunks are made of solid pine wood rather than particle board or MDF for added safety and sturdiness.

Bunk Bed King – Guide to Bunk Bed Selection

Let the fun part begin! Our many options let you choose a bunk bed that will look great no matter your budget. The three main things to look at are Size, Style, and Color. 

  • Size: It is crucial to figure out precisely what you want from your bunk bed. With Twin over Twin, Twin over Full, and Full over Full sizes, most of your sleep needs are covered. Make sure to measure your room (don't forget the ceiling!) before purchasing your bunk bed to ensure it will fit comfortably. Also, our bunk beds can be separated into two beds, perfect for when the kids or the house gets bigger. (Please remember that the top bunk footboard on the beds will have a gap for the stairway/ladder).
  • Style: You have more choices than ever before! The clean, simple lines of the Mission bunk beds with an end ladder never go out of style. But modern options like the Stairway bunks are fun and give extra storage with the built in drawers in the steps of the Stairway Adding a twin trundle or underbed drawers maximizes space and looks great. We even have Tall bunk beds for extra headroom on the bottom bunk.
  • Color: Choosing a color is entirely up to you! We try to offer our bunk beds in many color options. Bright White is always popular. Our Dark Cherry is a deep coffee-colored brown with a hint of red. Finally, Gray for a stylish, modern look.

Bunk Bed King – Guide to Bunk Bed Assembly

You have checked that the bunk bed you bought follows safety regulations. You have gone through agonizing decisions over color and style. The kids have opened all the boxes, and they are in pieces all over your floor. Where to begin?

  1. Move all the boxes to the room where the bunk bed will live. It's almost impossible to get a finished bunk bed through most doorways.
  2. Check to ensure none of the pieces are damaged or missing. Use the assembly instructions as a guide.
  3. Follow the instructions. It will also help to sort and identify each piece of hardware before assembly. Two people working on the assembly are better than one. Assembly instructions are included with the hardware for each bunk bed.
  4. When all the pieces are put together, double-check that all the screws are securely tightened. Recheck after a couple of weeks of use to ensure everything is safe.
  5. Place the mattresses on the bunks. Read the bunk bed rules printed on the bed to your kids. Then enjoy!