1 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-11-11
I am highly disappointed with this product
Bought this to put in my in-laws house when her grandkids come to visit. They spent the night last night and the side of the bottom bunk broke over night. The 6 year old is tiny for his age and there was no horse play going on. I am highly disappointed with this product!
2 Stars By D. Young on 2015-05-18
ATTENTION: NOT solid wood as it appears, but pressed wood with a decorative laminate surface to look like wood!
This bed looks great and is very functional and wasn't that hard to put together, although I am pretty good at assembling things like this. You will need to go back and tighten all the bolts after the first few weeks of use (maybe as needed after that). We have had our now for a couple of months and my 2 and 4 year old boys love it.
My major complaint, we noticed a few weeks ago that some of the side-rail finish on the corners was starting to come apart. Upon further inspection I could see that the "dark stain wood" look was nothing but a pressed wood with a laminated wood look on the outside. I have included a picture of one of the damaged areas. This will not be as long lasting as a solid wood bed frame.
The price is still cheap, but now I know (after the fact) that this bed frame is not going to last as long as I hoped. The listing says nothing about the actual material used, so I am disappointed they are not up front about this so customers can compare "apples to apples" when shopping for an item like this.
Would I buy this again? Probably not. We had also found a solid wood bunk bed that would need to be stained for not much more, but would have been a much better deal in the long run.
2 Stars By Jason Brenton on 2016-07-14
Cheap TEMPORARY solution.
Poor quality. Even when reinforced with wood screws this bed creaks and sways. Lasted about six months for us with two small children.
5 Stars By Rhaegar915 on 2017-09-11
Great bunk bed for the price. You will need either an electric screwdriver or a drill with a philips screwdriver bit.
Great Bunkbed for the price. Was delivered 2 days early. I've built all kinds of basic furniture; entertainment centers, tv stands, chest of drawers, desks, tables etc.
Building the bed was not difficult but it does take time. After I cleared out the room and got everything unpacked it actually took me around 3 hours for the actual assembly. I did not rush as I wanted to make sure everything was done correctly.
All the parts were in the box and all the pieces were clearly labeled. None of the wood was damaged. I was able to assemble the 2 beds by myself easily but I did need help to lift the top bunk on top of the bottom one. Once we got them stacked it seems very sturdy.
One bit of advice. You will need either an electric screwdriver or a drill with a philips screwdriver bit. Each set of slats that support the mattress has 18 screws that you need to screw directly into the wood of the frame. Doing this by hand for all 36 screws would have taken forever. Thank god for my drill.
My sons 4 and 5 love the bed. Seems very sturdy and I think it will last them a long time.
5 Stars By Darcie A. Lantz on 2017-12-14
BEST value around, sturdy and look great!
These bunk beds are excellent. We looked at furniture stores, online, everywhere. Most were upwards of $400 so these were a steal! They do take a long time to put together, but it's not hard. (2 hours by myself, and I'm "just a mom." :-) The set I got was perfectly labeled (see photo) so either they've fixed that problem or other reviewers didn't read the instructions. I had no issues putting it together backward or anything. The photos make them look like you can see the wood grain through the paint - you cannot. They are solid blue, I'd call it light navy? Great color. (See photos) Sturdy. Bottom bunk, I can sit up on it if I duck my head a little bit, and I'm 5'9". Our boys love them! I love the price.
5 Stars By PDX_innovation on 2018-01-12
Very nice bed, excellent fit and finish, assembly was clean and easy, and it's true hardwood. It's a great buy!
We bought this for my son who is upgrading to a big-boy-bed. We bought another similar for our other son a year or so ago, and I did the same treatment to this one that I did the other, which was cut off the legs of the bottom bed (to make it lower, since he's a little boy) and installed casters (makes life so much easier to be able to roll the bed around to clean and change bedding). I also used 2-hole mending plates (from Home Depot) to connect the top and bottom bed at each corner (so the system stays together when we're moving/rolling the bed around). In doing those modifications, I found this bed is made from very nice, clean Malaysian hardwood. The fit and finish is excellent, and it assembled nicely. For the $175 I paid (with free delivery), it's a deal! I'd recommend it to anyone.
5 Stars By Becky Nickels on 2018-01-15
Surprisingly Impressive Bunk Beds
These bunk beds are surprisingly sturdy for being a purchase made sight-unseen from a website. I bought these fully understanding that it was a temporary solution to our kids sleeping arrangements - but now that they're assembled and in the room, I truly believe that we'll get years of use out of these beds! There's a ton of room under the lower bunk (enough for a trundle, I'm sure), and the rail on the top bunk is high enough that I don't worry about accidental fall outs. My husband was able to assemble these himself in no time, and only needed a quick team lift to put the top bunk on the frame. It arrived on time, no parts missing. I really do love this purchase and I'd recommend it to anyone.
5 Stars By HannahGleg on 2017-12-08
Great bed! Assembly tips below :)
This has been a great bunkbed for us so far. Sturdy construction, easy to follow instructions, well packaged, well labeled.
Assembly: I put this together by myself in about 4 hours in a small space. I did have to assemble in in place, which took some doing. But is its possible. Like others have said, the only piece that could throw you off is the upper footboard. Find that first. (It's the one with the GIANT white sticker with safety rules on it.)
I did find screws and cams a little challenging to install at first. To speed up the process, I ended up: 1— Testing the screw and cam together first, before installing it. One side of the cam was often easier to fit the screw into. and 2— Putting the screw in the hole first, and then sliding the cam in, and adjusting until they met properly. Sometimes the cam dropped too deep into the hole, and I couldn't get the screw to catch.
Living with it: We had a 1' deep mattress that we needed to use on the bottom, and I worried it would be feel claustrophobic under there. It's fine. Not terribly roomy... but not like sleeping on a submarine either. I can't sit up under there... but my 7 year old can.
3 Stars By TheKnappsters on 2017-12-09
The directions could be way better.
Came in two boxes. Was super heavy. All the parts are labeled but the directions leave much to be desired. Got it all together and its really wobbly. All the bolts are tight although the hex they send you strips the top of the screw when you are trying to tighten the bolts. I was however surprised that its actually wood and not pressed partical board. . Kids are using it tonight and all seems well so far.
4 Stars By MamaBear on 2017-04-13
Looks good. Easy to put together for someone with a bit of experience.
I bought this for my son for his very first big boy bed. I'm 5'2", 125lb woman, and I put this together with the help of a 7 year old girl. If you are doing this by yourself, you need to modify the directions a bit. It says to put the beds together separately and then stack them. I put the ends on the top bunk first. Then I added the side rails. Since one side rail doesn't go all the way across, I had my 7 year old hold it up while I screwed it in. If you are not handy or used to putting furniture together, you might want two people. It was very easy for me, but if my husband tried to do it by himself, he would have struggled. It seems nice and sturdy. My two year old loves it. It looks really nice in his room. The blue is very pretty color.