How to Find Bunk Bed Parts

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How to Find Bunk Bed Parts
Bunk beds can be made of metal or wood frames. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Bunk beds are primarily used by kids as they grow from the early years of their childhood through adolescence. Because children outgrow these beds, they are often handed down to other family members, or donated or sold to second-hand furniture shops. If you purchase or receive one of these beds, you may find that some of the parts were lost when the beds were disassembled for transportation. You can track down the bunk bed parts you need a few different ways.

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    Contact the manufacturer. If you have the owner's manual or can locate the name of the manufacturer somewhere on the bed, you can see if the manufacturer produces or sells aftermarket parts for the bunk bed. Many times manufacturers list a phone number and website. Be prepared to pay for the part itself, any special tools that might be required to install the part or hardware and the shipping charges to your house.

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    Locate second-hand furniture stores or donation centres in your area. Contact the store to see if they happen to have a similar model bunk bed that they are willing to piece out. Depending on the condition of the bed, the retailer may be more than happy to sell just a portion of the bed. Because there are many different models, it might be helpful to e-mail the sales associate a picture of the bunk bed so he can see if he has that particular model or one like it in stock.

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    Go to the local junk yard, which may well have old pieces of furniture laying around. Many times when people move, they simply leave older furniture on the sidewalk. It is picked up by the trash companies and hauled to the junk yard. The junk yard may not have a detailed inventory of the furniture on the property so you may have to search for useful parts.

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    Scan online auction websites. Sites such as eBay allow buyers and sellers to make business transactions all over the world. Place the name and model number of the bunk bed into the search engine of the auction website and see if you get any matches. Be prepared to pay shipping fees for any parts you buy from auction websites.

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