Merlot Twin Full Staircase Bunk Bed Review

Review of Merlot Twin Full Staircase Bunk Bed

Merlot Twin Full Staircase Bunk Bed
Have you seen the Merlot Twin Full Staircase Bunk Bed? Until I helped my friend move into her new apartment, I hadn’t either.  Her husband recently started college again and moved into a small apartment closer to campus.  Even though she is a work at home mom like me, this has been a big adjustment for her, as well as their five year old and ten year old sons. The boys have viewed this as an adventure, but neither was happy when they found out they would now be sharing a room while Daddy was at college. Since she wanted some decorating help, she asked me to come along and help them get the boys room set up.  After being at her apartment for nearly a week, I have to say I am fairly impressed with this kids bunk bed. Here is what we all think so far of the Merlot Twin Full Staircase Bunk Bed.

Merlot Twin Full Staircase Bunk Bed: Assembly

Unlike some other beds I have assembled, the Merlot Twin Bunk Bed was a piece of cake to put together. Since all the men were at work when the bed arrived, we decided to put the bed together. At first we thought we were in way over our heads, especially when the UPS guy delivered seven different boxes. Luckily, he was nice enough to bring them all upstairs to the boys bedroom, allowing us to unpack everything there. While this may sound like a lot of boxes, most of it was pieces that were already preassembled, such as the drawer unit.  We were really quite proud of ourselves that we had the whole bed put together within 45 minutes. Not bad for two ladies, huh?

Having put together a bunk bed before, I was very happy that we did not need bunky board or any odd slats for the bed. All the slats were a study metal that fit on the bed perfectly.  I had never heard of metal slats on a kids bed, but really, you can’t get any sturdier! What was also nice about the Merlot Twin Full Staircase Bunk Bed was that the chest that came with it was reversible, meaning you could put it on either side of the bed, depending on your rooms layout.  The only thing we did do that was likely a bit too cautious was put an 8 inch mattress on the top bunk. Even though there are a lot of protective railings up there, just in case her five year old did sleep too close to the railing.

Merlot Twin Full Staircase Bunk Bed: Safety

The biggest concern that many parents have with bunk beds is safety. These beds have been known in the past to be dangerous and a bit of a falling risk for small children.  What many parents don’t know is that quite a few bunk beds have been redesigned to make them perfectly safe for little kids. One of the things that makes the Merlot Twin Full Staircase Bunk Bed so unique is the railing and the unique design of the stairs, making it nearly impossible for kids to fall.  What was really ingenious about the design, however, was how they kept little kids on the top bunk from getting hurt. Rather than children landing on the hard floor if they jump, they drop right onto the full bed, giving them a soft landing.  I thought this pretty good, especially since the design is also parent friendly, since it keeps parents from hitting their head while sitting on the bottom bunk.

Merlot Twin Full Staircase Bunk Bed: Kid Friendly

When Merlot made this bed, they really seemed to have kids in mind! The Merlot Twin Full Staircase Bunk Bed was built to be a study, safe bed, taking into account kids behaviors.  As many of you might know, little kids love to see how high they can go, making the top bunk a must for little kids. Knowing this, they designed the steps special for little kids, making the steps sturdy and surrounded by three railing on each side.  To get on the bed, kids have to slightly climb up on the bed, making it less tempting for little kids to stand on the top of the stairs in an unsafe way.  I thought this was a very ingenious way to design the top bunk and stairs. They really found a safe way to forgo the traditionally dangerous ladder that is on most kids bunk beds.

What really makes this bunk bed unique is the fact that the bottom bunk is a full size bed, while the top is a twin.  For her ten year old the Merlot Twin Bunk Bed is perfect since they wanted a bed that would be able to handle him having a growth spurt. His dad is nearly seven foot tall, so they knew a twin bed wouldn’t last him long! To make the bottom bed more appealing for older kids, it has three drawers below the bed, as well as a built in magazine rack, allowing them to have their own book stash.

Merlot Twin Full Staircase Bunk Bed: What Others Think

Even though it was a hard sell for the boys at first when they saw the girly picture on Amazon, they soon fell in love with the Merlot Twin Full Staircase Bunk Bed. Once there were blue comforters on the bed, this was quickly the hang out place in their bedroom, making mom a very happy camper!  Really, my friend and I were very impressed with this 100% pine wood bed, making it a must in our opinion for parents who want their kids to have a bunk bed.  Current, this kids bunk bed has a 4.8 out of 5 star rating on Amazon, making it one of the most popular kids beds on the site.  Here is what other parents and grandparents have had to say about this bunk bed set…

I bought this bed for my 2 1/2 year old and he loves it! Fits perfectly in his small room! I don’t even need a dresser because of all the drawer space! The color is beautiful! Everyone who sees it loves it, and all the boys (old and young) want it! I can’t wait till my 1 year old can move in there! And I truly shopped around and did my research, you can not beat the price! Oh and delivery was wonderful!”

“We bought this bunk bed for our son’s room. We love the stairs versus the ladder…much safer in our opinion. The drawers are an added bonus. They’re not extremely spacious but they do store most of our 3 year old son’s clothes. We get lots of compliments on our bunk bed.”  ~ Christine

” The quality and craftsmanship are excellent! It took me almost an hour to unpack everything (7 boxes total) and just over an hour to assemble it. I must admit, I’ve assembled furniture for a living in the past, but this one is pretty simple. My only suggestion for the furniture maker is to put the identifying labels on the wooden pieces and please add some text to the assembly manual.

(There is another well known RTA (Ready to assemble) furniture maker who uses 5th grade students to test their assembly instructions. If the 5th graders get confused and can’t assemble based on the instructions, they modify them until they can.)

The assembled bed is SUPER sturdy and looks like it costs much more! I did my research and this was the most reasonably priced twin over full bunk w/ stairs. Highly recommended and my delivery was setup only 5 (business) days after placing the order. Our daughter loves the bed and we couldn’t be happier w/ the purchase!” ~ D Willis

Where to Purchase the Merlot Twin Full Staircase Bunk Bed

When my friend decided to purchase the Merlot Twin Full Staircase Bunk Bed, she purchased it on Amazon.com. Even after looking at countless furniture stores and places online, she just couldn’t find anything else that the boys liked and was safe.  The moment the boys saw this bed on Amazon, they were hooked! Even better, the bed arrived within four days, allowing her to have plenty of time to assemble the beds before her husband started classes again.  How can you really go wrong with Amazon?

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