Published by semut02 at Sunday, October 14th 2018 00:49:36 AM under Bedding
There has been much written about how it is supposedly bad Feng Shui to store items under a bed and an over-emphasized notion that air currents need to pass freely under a bed. I have never been able to correlate anything negative resulting with a client who has stored items under their bed, be it sweater boxes, earthquake supplies or exercise equipment. This is a popular myth that one can ignore. The color bed spread, pillows and sheets that one uses in accordance with Five Element Theory is uniquely reliant on the energies of the room, created at the time the house was built. In other words, there are no generic colors that should be used or not used. Ideal colors for a room are partially based on the orientation of the house and the location of the bedroom within the house. There is no specific height that a bed needs to be. Some people prefer a high one, others a low one. This is subjective and to your liking. Kids often like bunk beds and the low ceiling that the upper bed provides for the lower bed. It is very womb like and protective. While this might feel claustrophobic for an adult, it is okay for kids.
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.