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Bunk bed

Subtopic: Types – Standard bunk bed: two same size mattresses stacked – Twin over full bunk bed: bottom mattress full size, upper twin size – […]

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Subtopic: Types
– Standard bunk bed: two same size mattresses stacked
– Twin over full bunk bed: bottom mattress full size, upper twin size
– Full over full bunk bed: both beds wider size, fits four people
– Futon bunk: lower bunk Western-style futon couch
– L-shape bunk: bottom bed at right angle to top bed

Subtopic: Variations
– Loft bed: only top bunk, space underneath for furniture
– Mezzanine bed: high sleeper bed
– Loft bunk: bunk with open space underneath
– Triple loft bed: arrangement of three bunks
– Loft bed with stowable/trundle beds for storage

Subtopic: Safety
– U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends top bunk for ages 6 and over
– Rails on top bunks to prevent falling off
– Safety standards for bunk beds by ASTM
– Regulations like The Bunk Beds (Entrapment Hazards) (Safety) Regulations 1987
– Guidelines for building loft beds to ensure safety

Subtopic: References
– Frank W. Weed’s description of troop shelter bunks in 1926
– US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s guidelines for bunk bed safety
– Various resources for building and understanding bunk beds
– Historical references to bunk beds in military settings
– Importance of spacing and dimensions for bunk beds

Subtopic: External Links
– Media related to bunk beds on Wikimedia Commons
– U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warning for bunk beds
– ASTM Safety Standards for bunk beds
– UK regulations on bunk bed safety
– Related topics like bedding, adult beds, and weighted blankets

Bunk bed (Wikipedia)

A bunk bed or set of bunks is a type of bed in which one bed frame (a bunk) is stacked on top of another bed, allowing two or more sleeping-places to occupy the floor space usually required by just one. Bunks are commonly seen on ships, in the military, and in hostels, dormitories, summer camps, children's bedrooms, and prisons.

Children's bunk bed
Bunks of French aircraft carrier Clemenceau

Bunk beds are normally supported by four poles or pillars, one at each corner of the bed. A ladder or a flight of stairs leads to the upper bed, which normally features a railing to prevent the sleeper from falling off. Some models also have a privacy curtain for the lower bunk. Because of the need for a ladder and the height of the upper bed, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends using the top bunk of a bunk bed only for persons aged 6 and over.

A loft bed is an elevated bed similar to a bunk bed, but without the lower beds, freeing floor space for other furniture, such as a desk, which might be built into the loft bed. Low loft-beds are lower to the ground and designed for younger children.

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