Children bedmade

Published on April 16th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Gorm Bunk Bed Made in Italy

Materials: GORM

Description: Hello, I am Daniele Rossini (nickname MacGyver). I have a house of 50 square meters and two children. The need now is to buy a bigger house, but right now I’m happy to organize them to take advantage of all 50 square meters. To start with I’ll tell you how did the idea of building a bunk bed structure with GORM:

I have a bedroom about 16 square meters and with two young children need two beds with a space that you desire, then I thought about a bunk bed, but not a normal one that measures 60 x 120 cm. I begin to think, imagine and measure the space without finding solutions ……. then I do not know why the port facilities Gorm with me, I take a pencil and paper and in the blink of an eye I’m holding the project I ran into the store and at a cost of about €60 I manage to buy Gorm shelves and uprights.

The frenzy runs through my blood and in three days, weather permitting after work, I transform the structures assembled together …… and ualà!…… just what I imagined and so I wanted a bunk bed GORM sturdy and secure!

My children are happy with their new bed and I felt very happy but …. suggest the production of shelves 62cm, perhaps with factory waste and an instruction manual, ad hoc, bunk beds 60 x 120 cm can not be found!

As a child I played with Meccano 31 years now I’m not ashamed to play with GORM. Hello everyone and good life!

P.S. For those who want to achieve:

What you need:
-8 Pairs of uprights 174cm
-2 Pairs of uprights 110cm
-4 Shelves 77×51
-2 Shelves 77×31
-4 Pairs of caps.

Getting Started:
be sized from 77cm to 62cm shelves then the rest with a few tweaks and a jigsaw if it comes from ……… complete with adjustable sides!

Finished size:
Internal bed 62 x 133cm
external dimensions 66 x 135cm
Height 174 cm

~ Daniele, Italy, Rome

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7 Responses to Gorm Bunk Bed Made in Italy

  1. Daniele Rossini says:

    Thanks for the advice,
    systems to prevent the fall are securely fastened to the frame, the lower bed is securely attached to the upper bed, and the space of anti fall is 6-7 cm, the structure has no sharp edges and corners because they have been rounded.
    I have information as on the security measures at design time downloading updates “UPI” (work accident prevention)
    Children do not play above the bed, only sleep there and to be more relaxed the night stranded at the sofa cushions.
    Daniele Rossini.

  2. I think this is a GREAT hack!!

  3. Pricia says:

    You are my heroin :) . I live in a shoe box like yours (50 m2), we are 2 and I strugle every day with lack of space. All ideas like your is a blessing. Keep posting things here. Hugs and kisses from Portugal.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Super idea. Very creative use of a small space!

  5. Mary says:

    PLEASE post a picture of mattresses and bedding in this thing. I just can’t imagine what real children would look like sleeping in this little shelving unit!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I agree with the previous poster. Please do not mess around with safety for bunk beds. Many children are injured or worse in accidents from bunks.
    - Allie

  7. Anonymous says:

    Appreciate the thought that went into this – however, you should be concerned that the spacing between the slats on the sides is narrow enough that there is no danger of a child getting their head trapped if they can pass between the slats. In the US, last year a whole lot of bunk beds were recalled because of issues like that. Better use more slats on the ends and sides than risk a child getting hurt!

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