Metal Loft Bunk Beds: Tools for Assembly

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A metal loft bunk bed is something that many contemporary designers will have as part of their overall loft design. Bunk beds have been a long standing option for putting two children into a smaller room and there are several different styles of metal loft bunk beds available. Many can be purchased in the form of a kit.

Directions for Assembly

There are metal loft bunk beds that have built in storage, are in an L-type configuration and have desks under the top bunk. Each set of bunk beds will have different directions for assembly. The most important tool you have for assembling the bunk beds is the direction sheet or booklet that comes with the kit. Read the directions thoroughly before attempting assembly. Have a general feel for how the pieces will go together and it will help your assembly go smoother.


Metal loft bunk beds are held together by bolts and nuts. Have a Phillips head screwdrivers and slotted screwdrivers available.

Allen Wrench

Some of the newer bunk beds are using hex head screws to hold the frame members together. These will need a set of Allen wrenches to use in assembly.

Socket Wrench

A socket wrench and deep sockets will also be needed to assemble the metal bunk bed.