Design a Folding Bunk Bed: Weight, Mesh & Aluminium Tube

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In summary, the conversation discusses the use of metal wire mesh material for a folding bunk bed and how it can be attached to the frame. The weight of the mesh is also brought up, with a suggestion to analyze the bending stress of the material for a specific size.
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Would this work...?

Im designing a folding bunk bed and was wondering whether to keep the weight down I could use a metal wire mesh material as the top bunk fixed to aluminium square tube?

Also would it be possible to attach this to the tube main frame fairly easily and how much does the mesh weigh per m squared as iv done some research but can't find this detail out? The top bunk needs to support a load of 100kg in use.

Thanks for the help guys.
 
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How much does wire mesh weigh? Well how thick are the strands, and how many strands are there per square metre? Doesn't take a lot of effort to work that one out.

Sure you could use a wire metal mesh fixed to aluminium tube, just use some fasteners (bolts, rivets, adhesive, imagination).
 
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Ok thanks. Could you offer me some advise on how i might go about analysing the bending stress of the material for a certain size?
 

1. How much weight can a folding bunk bed hold?

The weight capacity of a folding bunk bed depends on the specific model and design. However, most folding bunk beds can typically hold between 300-600 pounds per bunk. It is important to check the weight capacity of the specific bunk bed you are considering before purchasing.

2. What type of mesh material is used for the bunk bed?

The type of mesh material used for a folding bunk bed can vary. Some common materials include nylon, polyester, and canvas. Each material has its own strengths and may affect the weight capacity or durability of the bed. It is best to research the specific materials used in the bunk bed you are interested in to determine if it meets your needs.

3. Is aluminium tube a strong and durable material for a bunk bed?

Yes, aluminium tube is a strong and durable material for a bunk bed. It is lightweight yet sturdy, making it a popular choice for furniture. Additionally, aluminium is resistant to rust and corrosion, making it a long-lasting option for a bunk bed frame.

4. Can a folding bunk bed be easily assembled and disassembled?

Yes, most folding bunk beds are designed to be easily assembled and disassembled. They typically come with clear instructions and require minimal tools for assembly. This makes them a convenient option for those who frequently move or have limited space.

5. Are there any safety concerns with a folding bunk bed?

As with any piece of furniture, there may be safety concerns with a folding bunk bed if it is not used properly. It is important to carefully follow the assembly instructions and weight recommendations to ensure the bed is stable and secure. Additionally, it is important to supervise children when using the bunk bed and make sure they understand the safety rules, such as not jumping on the bed or playing on the ladder. Regular maintenance and safety checks can also help ensure the bunk bed remains safe to use.

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