When it comes to bunk beds, there are many styles and models to choose from, but what is the best solution for you? There are many different types of bunk beds to choose from between twin beds, full twin beds, solid full beds, staircases, among other types. That said, your first decision will have to be between choosing a metal structure and choosing a wooden structure.
Most of the bunk beds were originally made of wood, but manufacturers have recently started adding a wider selection of metal frames to their repertoire. You will still see that most of it is made of wood. If you go to a local shop or shop online, you will notice that the selection of metal frames is not very wide.
So the question is: should you go with metal or wood? This depends on multiple factors that you should consider before making a final decision. The metal frame offers greater support and durability than the wooden frame, however it does not have the traditional look of the iconic bunk bed design. Now every type of bunk bed can be made of wood or metal, so choosing the type of frame based on the style limitations is not a problem. However, each style will have differences based on the material from which it is built.
A metal structure will support more weight than the traditional wooden structure but it also has its shortcomings. The main problem with the metal structure is that they are not as elegant as the wooden frames. With a wooden frame you can have different designs and colors. Unfortunately, most metal bunk beds are available in black or white and most have the same design. The other problem comes from the cold feeling of the metal. I like that my bed is warm and comfortable, so I don’t want to take a cold railing when I get out of bed. This is less likely to happen with traditional wooden rails.
However, traditional wooden designs also have their flaws. With age many begin to wear and chip. This has the ability to cause slight irritation and scratching. In addition, as beds are used more and more over the years, it may start to creak when the joints become loose, which can also lead to oscillations. However, it is a simple solution to tighten the joint unless they are held together by glue, so it requires a little more work.
Each type of frame has its advantages and its defects, it is really up to the consumer to choose the style and appearance he wants for his bunk bed. Both wooden and metal frames will last a long time, but you have to choose between strength and style.