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Looking for the most Sturdy Bunk Bed or Loft Bed?

Looking for the most Sturdy Bunk Bed or Loft Bed? You have found it!

What makes a bunk bed or loft bed extra sturdy? There are many models out there that are made from inferior material or construction. So let’s talk material first and find out which materials are best for sturdy bunk beds.

sturdy bunk beds for kids and adults

TRIATHLON NS : Multiple Bunk Beds High Twin over Full Corner Loft Bunk Bed with Ladder + Stairs, Slat, Natural

Twin over Full + Twin High Corner Loft Bunk with Angled Ladder and Stairs on Left

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Solid Wood Construction Makes Solid Bunk Beds

Solid wood is an excellent material to construct a sturdy bed. Quality Hardwoods for bunk beds like Birch, Maple or Aspen that are properly dried and treated before manufacturing are particularly well suited for making rock solid, sturdy wood Bunk Beds or Lofts. 

Next comes engineering – is the design and construction optimized for sturdiness? Many times you grab a corner of a loft or bunk bed and shake it a bit just to feel the whole construction wobble. There are some key ingredients to building a sturdy bunk or Loft bed, and it starts with the design.

Using metal on metal hardware, oversized wood components and designing beds for style AND sturdiness are some of the key reasons why some bunk beds are just rock solid while others move with every touch.


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Maxtrix Sturdy Bunk Beds & Loft Beds

Maxtrix Bunk Beds are made from solid hardwood and are built to withstand 800 lbs per sleeping surface. With over 17 years on the market these bunks and lofts have definitely stood the test of time!

Our proprietary “Rock Lock” mechanism makes any connection (like 2 bunk beds stacked on top of each other or leg extension on a loft bed) extra solid and “wobble proof”.

The Rock Lock hardware system safely compresses the leg extensions onto the bed legs via solid steel bolts, and includes set screws that wedge into the bolt opening. The result is a rock solid connection.

rock lock system for sturdy bunk beds

This feature is all the more important when you consider the foundation of the Maxtrix system – your bed is designed to be reconfigured over time. With quality hardware, you can rest assured your bed will remain solid and stable each time you take it apart and put it back together again.

Whether you’re rebuilding a bed after moving to a new home, or you are making the most of our system and converting to a new design, your bed will be just as safe the second, or third time around.

Made from solid hardwood, Maxtrix Bunk Beds and sturdy Loft Beds are available in a variety of sizes, including twin size, full size, twin over full, twin XL, full XL, and even queen size. So if you are looking for extra sturdy solid wood kids, tween and teen beds, Maxtrix is the choice for you.


solid wood twin over full bunk bed


SLOPE 1 CP : Staggered Bunk Beds Twin over Full Medium Bunk Bed with Straight Ladder on End, Panel, Chestnut

Twin over Full Medium Bunk Bed with Straight Ladder on End

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Maxtrix High Quality Loft Beds for All Ages

Looking for a Sturdy Loft Bed? Maxtrix has a wide selection of Lofts, starting with the very popular low loft (great for younger kids and extra sturdy and safe), all the way to the queen sized high loft with extra metal support bar – perfect for college students and adults.

Depending on the height, our loft beds are equipped with a combination of long cross members, which run the length of the bed at the back, and short cross members, which fit between the legs at the head and foot of the bed, to add sturdiness and ensure stability.

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HEFTY XL NS : Standard Loft Beds Queen High Loft Bed with Straight Ladder on Front, Slat, Natural

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Regular Maxtrix bunk beds come with a full slat roll (14 wood slats) included.

Our “extra-large” collection (that includes sized from twin XL through Queen) come with an extra solid metal underbed support bar, adding even more weight bearing capacity. These beds feature an XL slat roll with 15 wood slats.

And, because Maxtrix is a system, there are many options for adding desks, storage, or to create more custom bed configurations like a heavy duty triple bunk bed, a queen High Loft bed – and so much more.


safe queen bunk beds


CLUNK XL NS : Classic Bunk Beds Queen High Bunk Bed with Straight Ladder on Front, Slat, Natural

Queen High Bunk Bed with Ladder

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Quality Bunk Beds that Pass Comfort & Practicality Tests

There are a few other quality features to look out for when searching for the best high quality Bunk Beds or Loft Beds.

One important aspect to consider is whether it is comfortable to get into? And remember – that’s not just for whoever is sleeping in the bed, but – maybe more importantly – who will be making the bed/changing the bedding. That’s why Maxtrix Bunk Beds and Loft Beds come with a variety of entry options like ladders and staircases.

Adding a staircase is usually the most popular option as it adds a solid bannister on one side, making the overall construction even sturdier. Maxtrix staircases come with drawers built into each step, so they double as a dresser and provide lots of additional storage in a room. Features like soft close drawers make for a high-quality solution that will last for years to come.

staircase on sturdy bunk bed

DECATHLON XL NS : Multiple Bunk Beds Twin XL over Queen + Twin XL High Corner Loft Bunk with Angled Ladder and Stairs on Left, Slat, Natural

Twin XL over Queen + Twin XL High Corner Loft Bunk with Angled Ladder and Stairs on Left

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Raised beds (like lofts & bunks) also feature 16”guardrails, which is the highest in the industry! Designed with the same quality construction and materials, these tall, sturdy guardrails provide a super important barrier that keeps your child safely within the bed. 

While they aren’t supposed to, and we certainly don’t encourage it, as parents we know kids will be kids and there may be some rambunctious play or roughhousing that goes on. Safe guardrails that are securely fastened to the beside rail help protect them up high.


high quality guardrails for bunk beds


Sturdy Bunk Beds for Adults

But what if you are looking for extra sturdy bunk beds for adults – like trying to equip a hunting lodge where 6 adults would share a small space? Trying to maximize sleeping surfaces in an Airbnb?

While Maxtrix has specialized in high quality kids furniture for over 17 years, our new “XL” collection is perfect for trying to sleep many adults in smaller spaces. If you are looking for rock solid bunk beds or loft beds that are over-sized or have the right weight bearing capacity Maxtrix is a great option.

In the “Queen & XL collection” which is perfect for adults, we offer everything up to triple queen bunk beds and more.

twin xl over queen sturdy bunk bed

LAVISH XL NS : Staggered Bunk Beds High Twin XL over Queen Bunk Bed with Ladder, Slat, Natural

Twin XL over Queen High Bunk Bed with Angled Ladder

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Design Your Perfect Sturdy Bed for Kids, Teens & Adults

A sturdy bed is a safe bed – so it should come as no surprise that our designs are all built with safety as the number one priority. Maxtrix products often not only meet minimum safety standards, but our bunk & loft beds actually beat them! We are proud to say that our beds also conform to stringent European safety testing, which is typically has higher, more stringent requirements than their U.S. counterparts.

You can sleep easy when you tuck your child into a solid wood Maxtrix bed at night! Contact our design team for help finding the perfect heavy duty bunk bed for your needs.

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