Non-Toxic, Solid Wood Bunk Beds | Eco-Friendly, Hardwood Bunk Beds
At Maine Bunk Beds, we use non-toxic, eco friendly and high quality materials to design our solid wood bunk beds that are safe for both kids and adults. We craft our hardwood bunk beds with stability and solidity in mind with rich, toxic free paints to assure complete safety and top quality finish.
We only use eco-friendly materials in our beds and furniture that are fully compliant with stringent regulations set by the California Air Resources Board. Our beds are naturally sustainable and are built to last for decades, if not generations. In addition, we believe that true sustainability extends beyond the materials we use and into our business practices. Sustainability permeates all activities within our business, like sourcing woods and other materials locally and disposing of waste materials responsibly. We donate all of our sawdust to local Maine dairy farmers for use as cow bedding. And since there is no toxic glue in our beds, our scraps and cutoffs are used in wood stoves to fend off chilly Maine nights.
Our beds are made from solid hardwoods. They are designed to be safe for kids, but are built for adults, i.e. they are strong, stable, sturdy and safe. While many bunk bed companies use soft woods like pine, we use poplar—a sustainable, locally sourced, renewable hardwood. North American poplar (or Tulipwood) is fine-grained and stable, making it easy to build with and well-suited for high-quality finishing. Hard Maple and American Cherry are available on special request.
We use oversized bed rails and 3 1/4” square corner posts. Except for architectural bolts used to attach the rails to the corner frames and unexposed structural screws used to join the rails to the headboards and footboards, we do not use any metal in our beds: no metal plates, braces or angles that are frequently used to reinforce inferior products.
The mattress base used on our beds is either a set of slats wrapped in cotton muslin, or a plywood sheet that is NAUF-rated (No Additional Urea Formaldehyde). We never use particle board or composite material in our beds.
Paints, Stains &
As part of our passionate commitment to the safety of children and the environment, we only use CARB-compliant paints, stains and lacquers on our beds. Our finishes are Greenguard-certified, meet strict standards for indoor air quality, are fully compliant with environmental standards set by the California Air Resources Board, and are formaldehyde-free. They complement clean living environments with negligible emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Our 12 most popular colors can be see in the Colors section. An additional 24 non-stock colors are available by special request. We apply two coats of paint to our beds, and hand sand the bed after each coat is applied. We finish the bed with a water-based clear lacquer that protects the finish and minimizes smudges and scratches.
Our lacquer is a technically advanced, Greenguard-certified, water borne coating for interior wood surfaces. It is based on breakthrough proprietary resin technology that produces no hazardous off-gassing. Due to the water-based technology, our lacquer is fully compliant with stringent regulations set by the California Air Resources Board.
If you prefer to see the natural beauty of wood, our lacquer can be applied to showcase the grain of the wood while providing a long-lasting, scratch resistant finish. The lacquer protects the wood while enabling a depth and clarity to the finish that endures over time. Our specialized finishing process produces a highly durable, water-resistant, and easily maintained wood surface.
If you prefer a custom shade, we offer a selection of wood stains. All of our stains are Greenguard-certified and have outstanding wood grain penetration and color depth. After staining, we seal the wood with a clear coat of lacquer that helps to amplify the beauty and texture of the wood.
If undecided, your choice of a finish and color can be finalized after your order has been placed. In the interim, our finishing experts can provide you information to help you make the best decision for your new beds and furniture.