Safety Rails Is a Must For a Bunk Bed With Slide and Sleeper Stairs
A bunk bed with slide is a great way to save space in a small bedroom or play room. But what about when you have two children? Is a bunk bed with a slide too dangerous? Can you fit two children on one bed? It's important to consider all the space limitations in your child's room as well as your own.
The majority of bunk beds with slide use a set of loft beds for their support. Loft beds are taller than the traditional bed frame and have the additional advantage of a center "cage" of stairs leading to the top bunk. Yes, you could move the slide to the side of the loft bed. But would you want to be right up against the side wall of the toddler's room? You also have to think about whether or not your child will be able to climb the custom made kids beds after they sleep on the bed... and if so, how tall will they grow before they're ready for the stairs?
If your child is still climbing up into their sleeping loft, a bunk bed with slide may be a tempting option. But it may not be a choice that you want to make. There are many reasons to be concerned about safety features and the use of a low loft bed with slide. It's certainly true that some of these beds have very attractive features. They offer slides that are accessible from the side or bottom of the bed (sometimes even from the top)... but are they safe? What about the safety of the slide?
First, let me say that I am by no means an expert on bunk bed with slide safety issues. My wife is an avid woodworker and we have fallen victim to some pretty serious woodworking accidents. But I am an instructor and know a lot about safety. So I thought I'd give an online woodworker's guide on bunk bed with slide safety features a try. This is my opinion based on my personal experiences with my own children. And my understanding of many of these issues.
In my experience, the best way to start evaluating this issue is to first look for plans of the bunk bed with slides that include the details of the specific design. Then you'll need to search for plans that indicate how large (or small) is the "bespoke bunk beds uk" part that will go on the bottom of the beds. You'll also need to look up "drawing specs" for both woodworking machines and the woodworkers' saw that are going to be needing to make the cuts.
The next thing that you should do is to get yourself a set of plans for making your own wooden bunk bed with slide. Again, there are a lot of different types and variations out there on the internet. One that I really like is a free downloadable blueprint by a contractor named Eric Lewis. His set of plans for bunkbeds with slides are extremely detailed and easy to read. There are also numerous places where you can find free downloadable blueprints for diy projects, just Google "free woodworking plans" or "drawing specs for woodworking machines" and you'll find them.
The last thing that I recommend is to use a leg kick jointer to cut your wood into the various lengths required for your bunk beds with slides. A leg kick jointer is a bench-like piece of machinery that is used in woodturning to cut long pieces of wood into precise angles. The leg kick jockey comes with clamp and sliding foot as well as a cutting blade. It will cost you around $1000 or so to get your own piece of this machinery but it will save you a lot of time and aggravation. Once it's in your workshop, it'll be very easy to build your woodworking machine.
One other thing that a lot of people don't think about when they're building a woodworking machine is whether their are the proper safety rails in place to prevent anyone from falling from the upper bunk bed with slide. Some people ignore this safety feature when they're building their machine and end up with very costly lawsuits because someone got hurt because they couldn't escape safely. The best way to make sure that you have safety rails is to install them during the ordering phase of your twin bunk bed with slide and to add them later as you order your wood. Another very important part of your safety rails is to install cable track to the top of your custom made childrens beds uk so that you have a very strong climb to the top. This can be a little tricky if you don't have a good set of plans, but a good set of plans will lay everything out clearly and easily. By following the simple instructions laid out in the plans, you'll be able to easily and quickly install all of these pieces together.