Staircase for bunk bed

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Forum topic by nate22 posted 10-08-2011 04:44 PM 2026 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-08-2011 04:44 PM

I am making staircases to go with a set of bunk beds that im making. My question is should I connect the staircase to the bunk bed or should I just stand it against the bed and not connect it. Any help or ides will be appriciated.

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#1 posted 10-08-2011 04:55 PM

I would definitely anchor them to the bed. It would be way to easy for them to tip over when a child is climbing on them. Remember to make them detectable for when the bed needs to be moved.

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#2 posted 10-08-2011 04:57 PM

I just got the goahead yesterday for two sets of bunkbeds, so I have been immersing myself in questions just like yours.

Some ladders have metal hooks which hook over the rail of the upper bunk. I think Jeff Miller’s book on beds shows this. It’s a great book, btw.

Another way is to incorporate a vertical ladder (smaller footprint of the unit) and use bed rail fasteners. I like this, and will use it on mine. The hardware would be this stuff.

You’ll need to stand the ladders off a bit so feet will fit safely on the rungs. With this design, the ladder needn’t touch the floor, a plus for the vacuumologist.



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#3 posted 10-08-2011 07:35 PM

I would connect it for safety sake!

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