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Old 11-22-2016, 10:29 PM   #1
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Loft/Bunk Bed side rail ideas

I have a loft bed with about a 30" opening with ladder access and the over size queen Bunk Beds in the garage that lower down. Anyone have any ideas or DYI ways of making a rail system along the side of the Loft/Bunk Bed to keep kids from rolling out while sleeping?
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:49 PM   #2
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https://www.amazon.com/Kids-Bed-Safe...node=166872011

Any of these from Amazon work?
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Old 11-22-2016, 10:55 PM   #3
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:09 PM   #4
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We use a $12 rail from IKEA. It worked using its own clamps for pressure for a while but ultimately just drilled through and permanently mounted the thing. It's more difficult making the bed now, but 100 times more secure.

Before that, we used a cheap "under the mattress" rail. It only worked because we added 4" of foam to our factory bunk "mattresses". Otherwise, the existing mattress would have been way too thin to work.
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:19 PM   #5
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We use a $12 rail from IKEA. It worked using its own clamps for pressure for a while but ultimately just drilled through and permanently mounted the thing. It's more difficult making the bed now, but 100 times more secure.
X2, and ependydad you were right, eventually I had to drill and add screws and nuts too.

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Old 11-22-2016, 11:24 PM   #6
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However, with such a short opening- I'd just take a 1x6 and curve over the edges (either ugly by hand with a rasp or prettily with someone with a router). Then do some vertical mount- similar to the "legs" of this IKEA one.
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:40 PM   #7
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loft and bunk protection

we used a cargo net that has some stretch. mount to the base of net to the bunk/bed base. use the hooks over the frame above teh bed. if you do not need, you can store under the mattress.
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Old 11-23-2016, 02:07 PM   #8
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When our kids were young, we attached a cargo net to the outer bed rail base and then hooks holding each upper corner. With a corner unhooked, the kids could get out without having to climb over a rail. It was a cheap and effective fix. When the net was not needed, we stuffed it under the mattress-out of sight and out of mind. There are cargo nets made to go vertically across the bed of a pickup and this would be about the right dimensions.

Check Amazon with the phrase "Pickup bed cargo net retainer". This is one example:
https://www.amazon.com/Zento-Deals-P...o+net+retainer
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:36 AM   #9
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Loft gate fix for $30.
Baby Bed side rail cut down to fit (Scratch & Dent $20)
Hinge & Latch ($10)
*hopefuly my son won't fall out again*
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This is what we have for our daughter. Works great to keep her in bed and keeps items in place while travel. I don't remember where got it but should be easy to find and install.
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Someone on this forum suggested using pool noodles. We got the large diameter ones and cut them to fit. Place them under the sheet when making the bed. They work very well.
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