Can be split into two beds
Ladder-style access to top bunk
We purchased the Walker Edison Furniture Classic Wood Twin Bunk so our writer could put it to the test. Keep reading for our full product review.
Bunk beds are a great way to provide sleeping space while conserving floor area. With many color options and configurations to choose from, it can be hard to choose the right option for your room and set up. There are a lot of factors to think about before making this lasting furniture purchase. Read a review of the Walker Edison Furniture Classic Wood Twin Bunk to see how it worked for our growing family.
Setup Process: Assembly required
When the Walker Edison Furniture Classic Wood Twin Bunk Beds arrived, it came in a long box, delivered to our door. It is a large, heavy box, so you will need two people to move it any distance into your home. We were putting it in our son’s room, which is on our first level, so it was easier to get the box where we needed it.
The assembly of the bed was difficult. Each piece and rung has to be attached to the others. We only needed one person to do most of the assembly, but it took about four hours from start to finish. The bunk beds come with an Allen wrench, but we had to use our own Phillip’s screwdriver. Having a power drill also made the process go much faster and easier. While not essential to the assembly of these beds, the power drill was a must-have for getting it done quickly and without making your hands and wrists sore.
Walker Edison sells a trundle bed for a third bed option that can tuck underneath the bunk bed.
It took two people to stack the bunk beds. This is mainly due to the weight and size of the top bunk. It is practically impossible for one person to lift both sides to the designated posts alone.
Options for Assembly: Can sleep up to three
One of our favorite features of the Walker Edison Furniture Classic Wood Twin Bunk is how many options are for configuration. We first set it up in the basic bunk configuration, with one twin bed over the other. Our young son was able to use the ladder to climb up to the top, but we were nervous about him being up there on his own.
The full-length guardrail on the top bunk prevented him from rolling out of bed while sleeping. But since our son still gets out of bed to find us some nights, we worried about him navigating the ladder in the dark. We would have preferred stairs to access the top bunk instead of a ladder.
So we tried out the beds as two twin beds instead. It was easy to disconnect them and put them side by side in his room. His room is roughly 15 feet by 15 feet and can fit a queen bed comfortably. But still, as two twin beds, it takes up a lot of floor space. We plan to convert them back to bunk beds soon to make the room easier to navigate.
Walker Edison sells a trundle bed for a third bed option that can tuck underneath the bunk bed. This is perfect for sleepovers with friends or cousins.
Design: Classic and functional
We like the timeless look of stained wood and have other dark brown furniture in our son’s room, so we chose the espresso color for our Walker Edison Furniture Classic Wood Twin Bunk Bed. It is a rich, dark brown color—perfect for our son’s room. We found that the color was similar to what we saw online and were very happy with our choice.
This bed comes in eight colors, so you will likely find one that suits your decor. When separated, the two twin beds are slightly different looking in the headboard and footboard, but both have the same overall style. The open slats are good for changing the sheets while also looking nice.
The bed frames do not require a box spring, but for safety, the Walker Edison Furniture Company recommends using a twin mattress that is nine inches deep or less. This is especially important for the top bunk, where the guardrail only works if it is much higher than the mattress.
Durability: Solid pine construction
The Walker Edison Furniture Classic Wood Twin Bunk Bed is made of 100% pine and comes in a variety of colors. The bed is sturdy, in both the bunk bed and separated twin bed configurations.
We also appreciated how well the ladder was attached to the bunk beds. Because we were putting this bunk bed in our son’s room, we wanted to be sure that the ladder would stay firmly in place even when he was an acrobatic climber.
The screws are visible on the bed frames, which detracted from the look of the bed. We would have liked if the screws were recessed more and inserts included to cover the screws. But this is a minor, aesthetic detail that doesn’t detract from the functionality of the bed.
Price: Great for the quality
Finding two twin beds under $250 is great, so we weren’t optimistic about the piece's quality itself. We were so pleased when we saw how sturdy each piece was as we put the bed together. The Walker Edison Furniture Classic Wood Twin Bunk is made of 100% pine. It is durable, especially considering the affordable price.
Competition: Options with more storage and access
Harper and Bright Designs Bunk Bed: With a similar twin over twin design, the Harper and Bright Designs Bunk Bed uses a stair-step design to provide access to the top bunk. We like this design better for sleepers who need to get out of the top bunk often in the middle of the night. The stairs also provide drawers for storage. This piece of furniture is longer and more expensive.
Merax Solid Wood Twin Over Full Bunk Bed: For those looking for a larger sleeping space, the Merax Solid Wood Twin Over Full Bunk Bed is affordable and comes with extra storage drawers. It is slightly more expensive than the Walker Edison Furniture Classic Wood Twin Bunk Bed but comes with the full bed on the bottom. It does not have a trundle option like the Walker Edison option.
- Product Name Classic Wood Twin Bunk
- Product Brand Walker Edison Furniture Company
- MPN AZWSTOTES
- Price $549.00
- Weight 112 lbs.
- Product Dimensions 65 x 79 x 42 in.
- Color Espresso, black, cherry, grey, honey, natural, walnut, white