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Cabin beds

Postby Popsie » 25 Mar 2012, 20:57

Following on from the toddler bed thread...

I want to get Midge a cabin bed/ bunk bed. Whatever the ones that have storage/ desk/ seat underneath are called. I have seen a couple from Aspace but they are seriously pricey. As is everything from there. Anyone seen any nice ones around? Would ideally want a white or light wood finish. Would not matter if it was particularly high as we have high ceilings.

Thinking it might be her big sister bed when baby arrives in August as she would LOVE going up a ladder to bed! She would be almost 4... that isn't too young is it?
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Re: Cabin beds

Postby shye » 25 Mar 2012, 21:07

E is in this: http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/80123993/ and loves it.
It's been in loft position since he was 3. It can be blue or white...
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Re: Cabin beds

Postby Svea » 25 Mar 2012, 21:10

We have the same. Have another mattress on the floor to make a den. P has now moved into that as her bed. So we have bunks in all but name.
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Re: Cabin beds

Postby ToothFairy » 25 Mar 2012, 21:16

Dilly has that bed too. His has DP's train set underneath it! He's been in it since he was just 4.
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Re: Cabin beds

Postby Woodsies » 11 Apr 2012, 06:47

DD has this one
http://www.amazon.co.uk/PINE-MIDSLEEPER ... 98&sr=8-19
which she has been in since just before she was 3. She loves it and we're really happy with the quality and the fact it has a pull out desk, chest of drawers and shelves at the end.

I just noticed that the description for that bed is for the bed only but one of the pics does show it with all the "accessories". We certainly didn't pay that much for it, even with all the bits and bobs.

Only thing I would say is that changing a cabin bed is a bitch!
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Re: Cabin beds

Postby handstand79 » 11 Apr 2012, 19:10

I love this site, but I don't love the prices! http://www.woodland-bunkbeds.com/Knight ... CASTLE.htm Think we'll be going for the IKEA one soon.
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Re: Cabin beds

Postby Morlyte » 11 Apr 2012, 20:14

Joe has the Ikea one too in the loft position, he has also been in it since 3. We have another mattress underneath for when SS stays, but it will eventually turn into Noah's bunk.
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Re: Cabin beds

Postby blackberrycrimble » 11 Apr 2012, 20:23

We are probably about to buy two of these:

http://www.rainbow-wood.co.uk/thuka_tre ... epers.html

probably just the frame and maybe a tent to start with but they will need some sort of storage underneath eventually.

We decided against bunks after we used them on holiday (way too high, changing bed nightmares etc).

My nephew has the ikea one but my sister has bought a different one for my niece for a few reasons, but one of the biggest is that they find he wants to lie underneath the bed to play, the bar across the front makes it uncomfortable.
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Re: Cabin beds

Postby Spanner » 11 Apr 2012, 22:28

It's worth a look on ebay - you might get lucky with one that can be picked up - I missed out on one when bidding in the last few minutes! I was gutted but then a very lovely colleague from my old work came around for coffee the next day and when I showed her around our new house and mentioned my ebay trauma she offered her old cabin bed that she got in the 80s- really solid pine with desk/drawers/cupboard under and wouldn't take any money from me! People can be so kind. I agree changing is hard work but in a small room the positives definitely outweigh that.
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Re: Cabin beds

Postby handstand79 » 14 Apr 2012, 18:20

Just ordered a cabin bed from kids window. It was 175 but in our local bed shop it was 300 and the best price they could do was 240. The mattresses were well reduced too. They had loads to choose from! we've got two mattresses so ds2 will have a matress underneath on the floor. Can't wait for it to arrive!
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Re: Cabin beds

Postby KateGladTidings » 14 Apr 2012, 18:58

we're getting one tomorrow! £50 from someone at work (through staff notices). Bargain! No room to put up the adjoining slide though, so Reuben mustnever know there is one!
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Re: Cabin beds

Postby Rosie_t_Riveter » 15 Apr 2012, 00:53

A slide?!? Awesome! Kate, you must find room!
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Re: Cabin beds

Postby ches » 15 Apr 2012, 01:44

We have the Kura bed too. The plan is for T to go on a mattress underneath... he's getting a big squished in the bedside rocker, but a wee bit mobile! Eek!
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Re: Cabin beds

Postby Popsie » 15 Apr 2012, 10:24

I'm deliberating so much on this- still! Thought a cabin bed with storage and futon/ seat would be good. But now not sure as so expensive to get those beds and wondering its worth it- I'm leaning towards not! It's the futon bit that jacks the price up. But I want storage in it cos, well, it seems daft to go for less storage than we currently have. DH has voiced that actually, we need to have a reading area if we go for cabin bed as we won't be able to climb up and reading together is super important for us. Plus trying to rethink another corner if her bedroom which currently has a trofast mainly crammed with books and a couple of drawers if toys. Thinking shelving would be better use of space there.
So now I'm wondering whether i want midge to have a cabin bed because I always wanted one?! Her room is pretty big so it's not a space thing. Maybe I go fOr a normal single or cabin bed that's only marginally taller (extra drawers underneath)?!
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Re: Cabin beds

Postby Woodsies » 15 Apr 2012, 11:36

I have I say that's another down side, not being able to snuggle up and read together while she's in bed, or if she's poorly and wants a tummy rub.
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