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Old 10-23-2012, 08:34 AM   #21
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I like our bunks, and to make them more usable I got "bunkie boards" or at least that's what I think they're called. Rather than a mattress on a boxspring, the mattress goes directly on a thin board. That cleared up a lot of head room and I couldn't believe the difference it made!
Some are made so you HAVE to use them, but most you only use a mattress with, that we've seen. Never ever seen them with a box spring.

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We have bunkbeds in the kids room that we LOVE. DH built them. They're so solid and sturdy! I make the kids make the beds so I don't have to

We have a metal one in the other bedroom that my BIL sleeps in. It's the kind with the double on the bottom. It SQUEAKS really bad if the person on the top bunk moves, so I can't have any of my kids sleep in there when he's here. I want DH to build more beds so we can get rid of that one. I don't know how old it is, we got it from a friend, but it was for guests, so they didn't use it very often.
Can you oil it a bit?
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Re: If you have bunks do you love/hate them?

We have the 3/4 bunjs from ikea since our kids are small. I love them! We will be getting a triple bunk when they are a few years older (they have a vaulted ceiling so space is ok).
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Re: If you have bunks do you love/hate them?

Love ours! My 10 yr old makes his own bed on top, so not a problem there. Our's is a homemade super strong set, so both beds can support 2 adults. Also try bunkbeds before you buy. When we first started looking we found that the space between bunks varied quite a bit, and on some we were constantly hitting our heads because the space was to small and others not at all because the space was bigger. We also love the extra room underneath the lower bunk bed for storage.
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