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Has anyone made a bunk bed tent? or know where i can buy one that doesn't look like a Gitmo prison cell?

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AitchTwoOh Sun 07-Nov-10 20:17:55

there is a camo one on ebay but it's not the image i'm going for with two dds.

any clues or hints? i'd be so grateful. grin

Teaandcakeplease Sun 07-Nov-10 21:06:35

Ikea Wembley had one on the top bunk on Friday, looked a little like this. It looked really nice when I was there.

AitchTwoOh Sun 07-Nov-10 21:11:10

oh cheers, thanks. our ceilings are ginormous so it's not the top so much as the bottom that i want. you know, to make a little house using the bottom bunk?

HuckingFell Sun 07-Nov-10 21:24:32

oooh you got your bunks then - what did you go for?

tent

how to make em

Teaandcakeplease Sun 07-Nov-10 21:30:57

HF - I've never seen those before. How lovely. Sorry Aitch my post wasn't terribly helpful then blush

AitchTwoOh Sun 07-Nov-10 21:40:45

don't be daft, i am very grateful. smile
thanks for the thuka illo, that helps with my plan, but i think they are too expensive as is. see what i mean about lack of illo on the instructions, i thought someone would have done a step by step.

m and s in the end, of course. a nice man came and put them up... just thought that saving a hundred quid might be something we'd regret seeing as we need the beds to last the girls for the next decade or so...

AitchTwoOh Sun 07-Nov-10 21:41:20

don't be daft, i am very grateful. smile
thanks for the thuka illo, that helps with my plan, but i think they are too expensive as is. see what i mean about lack of illo on the instructions, i thought someone would have done a step by step.

m and s in the end, of course. a nice man came and put them up... just thought that saving a hundred quid might be something we'd regret seeing as we need the beds to last the girls for the next decade or so...

HuckingFell Sun 07-Nov-10 21:51:56

i have pondered making them but decided my upper bunk girl would be too jealous.

i thought i would attach all the panels with curtain wire, just sew a channel and weight the panels with lead string curtain weights.

M and S ones are ver nice indeed.

HuckingFell Sun 07-Nov-10 21:54:14

oooh

HuckingFell Sun 07-Nov-10 21:57:14

too narrow?

Bumperlicious Sun 07-Nov-10 21:58:21

Do you need a permanent solution? We spent most of our childhood with a duvet shoved over our bunks!

AitchTwoOh Sun 07-Nov-10 21:59:20

oooooooooooooh. must go and measure up the bed tomorrow... thanks!

HuckingFell Sun 07-Nov-10 22:03:46

illustrations

AitchTwoOh Sun 07-Nov-10 22:04:43

no, i don't, really. am just stumped as to what to get them for christmas.

HuckingFell Sun 07-Nov-10 22:05:41

hold on new from next

AitchTwoOh Sun 07-Nov-10 22:06:19

nononoooo that's the ugly american one! grin

HuckingFell Sun 07-Nov-10 22:07:47

whoops! yep it mings but at least it has pics

<rummages.

tadaa

AitchTwoOh Sun 07-Nov-10 22:11:12

oh yes that could be great! our beds are proper single beds, i wonder if that is too? good value for £25, i reckon, eh?

(btw how are you finding these, i was actually on the next site and still coulnd't find this...)

AitchTwoOh Sun 07-Nov-10 22:13:29

hmm, they look to fit a bed 5cm less than ours, but that is far from insurmountable.

HuckingFell Sun 07-Nov-10 22:14:30

i am lawnmower man...

HuckingFell Sun 07-Nov-10 22:15:25

aksherly my trade is systems analysis so am master of fuzzy logic.

Bumperlicious Sun 07-Nov-10 22:18:53

Could you just get some fabric and hang it with one of those wire things used for net curtains? If you were feeling mega crafty you could get some see through material & make a window.

AitchTwoOh Sun 07-Nov-10 22:20:31

i cooooooould, but it would cost me more than £25 in fabric and faffing, i think. as it is i'm going to have to buy extra velcro. grin shock thanks hucking, i think this is great.

emptyshell Mon 08-Nov-10 08:35:28

You could do that in plain canvas, get some fabric paints and let the kids paint a design on the outside if you were feeling really creative.

kellestar Tue 09-Nov-10 14:37:21

Net curtain wire works just as well. Dunelm do kits, with wire [plastic coated] hooks and eyelets. You can then hang in panels that can be pulled back/tied back. I had this when I was 14 and sharing with my 4 yr old sister. She had the bottom bunk, which was easier to attach the panels to the top bunk. We had to be a bit more cunning with the top bunk. But mum made a wood frame to settle over the top to support the panels.

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