This bed was pretty easy to put together. Seems very sturdy. It requires an allen wrench to use those lock bolt type things and that's the only trouble we had was some of the holes weren't drilled deep enough for the screw and lock to meet. All in all I am happy with this bed. don't waste your money on the storage drawers I commented on them as well.
We ordered the bunk beds with the mattresses that go with it and was going to pick up the bunk beds today. We received the mattresses 3 days ago and even though on the website it said it was coil it was filled with all foam. When I did research to try and find some better quality mattresses I come to see that there are no alternative mattresses anywhere due to the bunk beds being an odd size. Twin mattresses are 75x39 and XL 80x39. The dorel bunk beds are 80x39 so an odd shape. Got a refund as I am not wanting my daugher to sleep on such a flimsy mattress that won't last a second.
bought these bunk beds for my grandson they are very nice and good value for my money.....made well
I bought this bunk bed set for my grands in Dec. 2014. I have never seen 2 little boys so excited to receive "big boy" beds. Their mother and I put them together in less than 2 hours (including placing the mattresses, sheets, etc). My grands love their beds and when they outgrow the bunk bed setup the beds are long enough to accommodate their increased length. These beds can take them from little boy to ready to meet the world grown up. The beds are heavy, sturdy and very stylish. The price doesn't hurt the pocketbook much either. We are very pleased with this purchase.
This took us two nights after work to put together, but it is absolutely gorgous and sturdy. I love the fact that as my daughter gets older, it turns into two twin size beds. Read the fine print though, the drawers DO NOT come with it, they must be purchased sepeartely. The picture and description are misleading. Other than that, I am absolutely satisfied with this product.
Love this bed. Great value for your money. Very strong unit. My kids are inlove with their new bed.
I would recommend this to anyone one
Very sturdy beds! It took about 3 hours for my husband and I to put them together. Easier without kids stealing pieces. Allen wrench stripped out after a few bolts but overall very nice beds!!
My father (worked construction before) and I (29yo female) put this bed together. It wasn't too hard to do, but it sure took some time. The worst part was getting all those slates on. But the bed is high quality, and looks fantastic, and feels very sturdy.
I chose this bed for the following reasons. I like the vertical slates (so arms don't hang off the side of the bed and get stuck). The ladder being at an angle so it's a little easier for my 5.5yo (they do recommend 6yo+ for top bunk btw). It's versatile in that we can separate it into two beds in the future. And, the price was great!
I am so happy with this bed! I would highly recommend it. Just be prepared to put it together. At least you only do that once and then can get years of enjoyment! It would break down very easy to move btw. Headboard, Footboard, center framework.
And be aware that this does NOT come with the draws underneath it. We didn't want them, but some people don't read the product specifics well and expect the draws.
I wish there were better shipping and delivery options, and availability. I had to have my mother in RI pick this up in Boston and drive it to NH for us.
The box is fairly thin and long, and heavy. I should have measured it as we wanted that information when we bought it.
Ordering and pickup was a pain, but that's a problem with Kmart, not the bed, so this deserves a full 5 stars. Just what I wanted and a great product.