Wooden Bunk Beds in Comparison with Metal Bunk Beds

Are you seeking bunk beds, or loft beds, then the two main choices are wooden bunk beds and metal bunk beds. Obviously, you are looking for a differently made bed regardless of your desires in size or look. Both wood and metal bunk beds can be interchanged as they all have their pros and cons. Wooden bunk beds are however common than metal bunk beds. Manufacturers prefer using wood more than metal but it doesn’t mean metal isn’t a choice either. Let’s see both materials below.

wooden bunk beds

wooden bunk beds

When out shopping for a bunk bed, the first quality that you are looking for is obviously durability and maybe sturdiness.- Both materials should be able to prove these two qualities if they are appropriately built. Rickety appearance and flimsiness or other things that may be seen with the bunk bed shouldn’t necessarily be blames on the material, rather the design and quality of building.

Wooden Bunk Beds with Stairs

Wood is known to be very durable. A wooden bunk bed can be used for a very long time in a harsh environment but still maintain its beautiful look. Even if the wood looks a bit faded, it’s easier to restore its beauty. Wood is very sturdy and is able to withstand abuse from kids as well as harsh conditions. Wood has never rusted bent or dented. In comparison to metal bunk beds, wooden bunk beds are less vulnerable to getting loose. Wood is known to be very heavy and therefore moving it is a challenge. Wood is also expensive but you can’t consider money at the expense of your children’s safety. If you need a long lasting material, then you can use wood as it isn’t malleable and can never be reshaped.

wooden bunk beds with stairs

wooden bunk beds with stairs

wooden bunk beds for kids

wooden bunk beds for kids

Wooden Bunk Beds for Kids

On the other hand if you need a cheaper bunk bed, you can consider a metal one. Metal bunk beds are lighter in weight, making them easy to transport or move. Metal bunk beds are created in contemporary and cool designs that kids would like. The metal bunk beds can also be painted with nice colors making them beautiful. Nevertheless, they have alignment issues as well as safety issues.  Metal bunk beds can easily bend, dent or rust easily and sometimes you may be required to revisit your welder. Their designs can sometimes wobble or be unstable. Compared to wooden bunk beds, metals bunk beds tear and wear easily. Nonetheless, you should remember that the quality of the bed also matters.

bunk beds wooden

bunk beds wooden

wooden bunk beds twin over full

wooden bunk beds twin over full

Generally when choosing a bunk bed, you will first of all need to consider how you want to use the bed. If you have several kids, you like playing a lot and want the bed to last longer; you are better off choosing wooden bunk beds for kids. If you are in a position to add a little more money, it’s good to purchase a detachable bed or go for wooden bunk beds with stairs. On the other hand, if you a looking for  temporal solution such as college, it’s good to go for metal bunk beds as they are easy to move and cheaper. Nonetheless, always keep in mind that the manufacturer plays a major role in the durability of your bed, so choose a reliable manufacturer.

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Posted in Bedroom on Oct 30th, 2012, 6:04 pm by andre

 
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