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VillyCazalet Thu 28-Aug-14 06:46:18

We are buying a cabin bed for ds1. He is 6. He is in a box room and it will need to last him (then ds2) a long time.

What do others recomend, in terms of specific beds/brands as well as useful/unused features? Many thanks smile

VillyCazalet Thu 28-Aug-14 09:04:42


Excitedforxmas Thu 28-Aug-14 09:10:20

My dd has the metal one from next. Git it age 6 and she's 11 now and still in it. It's a bit creaky now so don't think I,ll get much longer out of it.

VillyCazalet Thu 28-Aug-14 11:13:15

Thanks! We're wondering about wardrobe/drawers/desk/futon - what are the best features.

I wonder if wood or metal are sturdiest. Metal I guess.

PPaka Thu 28-Aug-14 11:48:54

Not cheap though

VillyCazalet Thu 28-Aug-14 16:53:43


donkir Thu 28-Aug-14 17:29:13


PPaka Thu 28-Aug-14 18:05:43


Very good customer service

VillyCazalet Thu 28-Aug-14 20:19:06

Oh thank you, not heard of them. No to ikea, fed up with rubbish mattresses in stupid sizes!

playftseforme Thu 28-Aug-14 20:20:37

My dd has the juicy fruit midsleeper from aspace and it's excellent

Nextchapterabouttostart Thu 28-Aug-14 20:22:41

We have the Stompa one from John Lewis, with desk, shelves etc, feels very sturdy.

Moleyjay Thu 28-Aug-14 20:25:06

We've got one from Marks and Spencer bought when they had a 25% off sale. Really happy with it. They delivered and then put it all together, great if you don't like flat pack!!

VillyCazalet Thu 28-Aug-14 20:36:05

Gosh, that is expensive!!

Hadn't thought of M&S, will check them out. Thanks smile

donkir Thu 28-Aug-14 20:48:55

Great little trading company. On par price wise with aspace.

playftseforme Thu 28-Aug-14 20:52:07

Aspace always do discounts, usually 15%, but they do have extra top ups which take it to 20% - keep an eye out for them.

addictedtosugar Thu 28-Aug-14 21:00:34

We've got a stompa too.
Only a few months old, but DS1 and I were in it last night. I like the chunkier ladder - its more like a staircase.

Got a desk, which isn't being used at the moment, a chest of drawers and a bookcase underneath.

Need to work out how to do a bedside table, as watching him look at his clock made me realise it can't live on the desk part.

NerfHerder Thu 28-Aug-14 21:23:08

GLTC have stopped doing a high sleeper- not sure why confused

Looking for one for DS atm too- all the best ones seem to have been discontinued (M&S had a great one a couple of years ago, when he was too young for one!)

addicted there are little add-on shelves that clip to the top part, where you can put a clock, book etc. Or you could do a good old ikea hack- a bekvam spice rack screwed to the wall, or to the bed!

ILikeToClean Thu 28-Aug-14 22:28:49

Same as Moleyjay, the one from M&S is great quality, much cheaper than Aspace and they put it together for you at no extra cost, I think they do it in white or piney wood, has a pull out desk, drawers and end shelves which you can have out separately if you wanted. It was under £500 iirc. HTH smile

FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 28-Aug-14 22:33:55

We have just got rid of all Aspace furniture that hadn't broken and got ours from who seem to have something for everyone.

Parietal Thu 28-Aug-14 22:46:14

rainbow wood do some very nice danish beds - some have continental (IKEA) size mattresses though, so check

MrsOomBoomBoom Sun 31-Aug-14 00:10:49

My friend has just had a carpenter build a cabin bed base with cupboards underneath, into a tiny box room for her DS. She's bought a decent mattress to go on top. Good use of space I thought.

LeonardWentToTheOffice Sun 31-Aug-14 01:11:38

Ds has similar to this from Thuka - he's now 11 and it's still going strong smile this

I tell him he's in it till he marries! It will convert to usual bed height when we need it to.

LeonardWentToTheOffice Sun 31-Aug-14 01:17:16

This is a really good price too - we originally paid £100 more for ds's from Dreams but got £100 refund (£50 cash smile £50 voucher sad ) for their absolutely dire customer service. Bed great though.

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