My daughters were quickly outgrowing their beds — a toddler bed and a crib — and requested bunkbeds, which I was nervous about. I worried A would roll off the bed and hurt herself. Over the past year I have seen Coco Village’s beds and loved them, and the treehouse option seemed like a good fit for the girls. This is because the lower bed is low to the floor and because the top bunk is almost fully enclosed, which prevents V from rolling out in her sleep. It’s also beautiful! I’m sharing our experience ordering, building and using the gray Coco Village treehouse bunk bed over the past month.
I originally wanted to order the bed in April or May, but it was unavailable on Coco Village’s website until July. I placed my order in July with an estimated ship date in August. I received my shipping notification in August. The packages were traveling from Canada to the Chicago area, where we live. (We received free shipping with our purchase.) The bed came in six packages weighing almost 300 pounds, according to the shipping information. While mattresses are available for purchase from Coco Village, we chose to buy them elsewhere. The typical twin size mattress (39″ x 75″) fits on the bunk beds. The bed has two slatted bed bases, which can each support up to 250 pounds. We chose the gray option because it matches their room colors. We originally looked into a smaller house bed with an under the bed trundle bed option for A but decided to go for the bunk bed because they will love it for years to come, we hope.
Assembling the Coco Village Treehouse Bunk Bed
Assembly was tricky. I won’t lie. Coco Village advises that two adults are needed and it will take three to four hours. It probably took us five hours or longer because we assembled several parts of it incorrectly. While we had instructions along with a video, the video didn’t seem to match with the instructions. We found the manual to be difficult to read. All the hardware was in bags mixed with other pieces. It would have been more helpful to have each type of hardware in its own bag or box. It was difficult to tell which side a piece needed to face. Each piece had a number label, but a few were missing the numbers. We also had a piece of the stairs with a crack in it. When I notified Coco Village they said they would mail replacements right away. Note: The photos show tape on the bottom step until the replacement comes in. We also use a chair to hold up the step in the meantime (not pictured).
The packages also included paint for touchups, which I think it nice. The beds are made of pine wood imported from New Zealand. “The water based paint and varnish provide a smooth and silky, but resistant finish,” according to the website.
Despite the difficulty getting started, the process picks up. The bed looks beautiful when fully built. The girls were ecstatic when they saw it. I find that it looks great in their room, though we will be removing and replacing the ceiling fan, which is too close to the top of the bunk bed for our comfort. We currently don’t use it. I purchased matching pink cozy comfortable for the girls along with mermaid and unicorn sheet sets. The bed fits amazingly into their room decor and colors. We would recommend the bed.
Now we need to hang up their room decor that we previously had on this wall. I can’t wait to show the updated room reveal soon!
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