Published by semut02 at Sunday, June 10th 2018 15:53:21 PM under Bedding
However, there is also the issue of safety. There is the danger of your child falling from the top bunk while sleeping or playing and sustain injuries. This is what you want to avoid at all costs. If a bunk bed is your only option, then you have to take the necessary safety precautions to ensure your child’s safety. First, you need to ensure that the bed is made from sturdy materials. There should also be safety railings on each side of the bed to keep your kid secure while sleeping. The ladder should also be durable and make sure that your child uses the ladder to climb. The mattress should also fit perfectly to the bed. By following these safety precautions, you can help reduce the risk of injuries and provide a safe and comfortable bed for your child.
Attach the sideboards to the headboard and footboard using small screws and some wood adhesive, being careful not to crack the wood by using screws which are too big. Next we do the outer trims, which should again be cut using the same dimensions as the bed. Attach these to the bed frame. Now we move on to the slats which add stability to the bed. Cut a dozen of these pieces and attach them between the sideboards at regular even intervals. These can be screwed to the bed frame using small screws. If you have small joint cracks you can apply some of the filler/adhesive/spackle you bought to fill these in. Always perform a strength check at this point as any inherent weaknesses will be amplified at the finished stage by loose joints or cracked wood during the building process.
If we start by taking a look at the wood, we would advise using MDF (medium density fibreboard) for the bed as this will give it an overall strength. For your army of tools you’ll require saws, sanding machines or paper and ideally a jigsaw plus nail gun, although obviously you can start with the more manual tools like a simple hammer, but you will find a small investment in tools will make all of your woodwork projects much easier time and effort wise. Don’t forget other sundries including nails, screws, adhesives, filler and spackle to cover over thin cracks in the wood joints.