It is not a typical loft bed. Although my website itself suggests that I only review bunk beds, I decided to make an exception to this one because it’s not really a ‘loft bed’ – it’s more like a hybrid of bunk beds.
Even though there is no exact definition of the word ‘loft bed’, it’s universally known as a high bed with lot’s of storage room underneath. They typically use it to place either big drawers underneath, or the most common use is, have a desk underneath for work and study. Despite the fact that it’s not common to have this kind of furniture, it’s surprisingly really sought after.
What about this loft bed?Since it’s basically a weird looking brother of bunk beds, I’ll give it a short review.
As the title suggests, color option isn’t big – it’s limited to rich Merlot lacquer finish. I’ve heard there is another Honey color option available, but we’ll leave it out for the sake of people searching for Merlot one.
It has a solid wood material that means it will have the same wood ‘strongness’ in every single location. That limits the danger of it breaking somewhere randomly when pressure is applied. Our kids are not really heavy enough to cause it but you know how they are. If I give mine something I expect them to return it to me broken in few months.
Upon closer inspection, I found it’s made of pine. I am not really a big fan of pine because in my experience they tend to leave scratches way to easy. I had pine when I was living with my parents way back. Although I had a huge love for my bunk bed, it left scratches so easy that in later years it looked like it was full of battle scars. Not really noticeable if you aren’t looking for it, but they are there.
Same will be with this bed.
I got to give it to them though. The sturdiness of this bedstead if what surprised me the most. By looking at the frames I was sure it was going to be swaying left and right as if you were on a boat, but it held its ground very well. I guess the chest, or drawers per say, helped it to be stable.
Speaking of drawers, this is what separates this bunk bed from the rest that are on the market. Double bed with no stairs that has drawers is quite a rare sight. For that, I salute them. Are the drawers good?
Well, they are not featuring solid wood inside. Instead, thin wood is used. It was probably done to reduce the cost because solid wood isn’t really necessary for places like that. It does mean, however, that it will feel a bit cheap when opening them.
What about the assembly?
Not too bad. Depending on the person, it might take you from 2 hours to whole evening, but instructions themselves are pretty clear; it’s the physical aspect of it that takes its time.
The shipping is a bit underwhelming. I’ve heard a lot of reports that they are oftentimes late with their delivery, so be aware of that when they tell you the date.
Other than that, it’s a decent loft/bunk bed. Safety is what matters the most, and this bed delivers it.
This was a short review of Twin Over Full Loft Bed in Merlot Finish. A lot more on various beds coming up. Stay tuned!