Berg Furniture Play and Study Twin Loft with Desk

Berg Play & Study Fun Center

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Features

Made of organic engineered wood that resists warping, cracking and splitting. Scratch resistant and easy to clean

Includes Berg's Signature Staircase with 4 built-in drawers

Dimensions: 71" H x 97" W x 51" D

Available in five finishes: brandy, chestnut, natural maple, nutmeg, white

Large variety of knob colors and accent colors to choose from

Full size computer desk with pull out keyboard, light fixture and corkboard -- chair is sold separately

Surge protection unit, electric outlets, and a phone jack

6 desk drawers

Fully-lit secret play area

Multiple open storage shelves

Optional mirror

Metal hardware (drawer slides, hinges) is guaranteed for life

The product requires assembly

Made in the USA

Buyers on Berg Bunk Beds:

sturdy

attractive

comfortable

safe (stairs)

lots of storage

heavy, not easy to move

difficult to change sheets

made of engineered wood

Review

The Berg Play and Study Center truly is an innovative design, well suited for both younger children and teenagers. The system maximizes function using minimum floor space, combining fun and practicality all in one piece. The Play and Study units all come with a loft-style twin-size bed, a full size student desk, a small built-in play area and tons of storage. It is a perfect solution developed to meet all the needs of a single child, whether she/he is 6 or 14.

Let's review the collection's main selling points.

Design -- creative environment in childhood leads to success in later life -- there is many a research study that supports this claim. At Berg Furniture, they are very much aware of that fact and this shows in their products. The Play and Study collection has been designed to make children feel excited and happy; to help them organize their clothes, books, toys and other stuff; to make them feel cozy and to give them a place to socialize with their peers. In short, to provide them with a great environment in which to grow-up and develop.

Staircase -- Berg's signature feature, designed with safety and comfort in mind. The stairs have broad, generous stepping surfaces with non-slid treads plus a handrail, all of which allows for a comfortable and safe access to the top bed. In addition, each of the stairs provides extra storage by housing an 18" deep drawer.

Storage -- one of the stronger points of the Play and Study series; when it comes to storage, perhaps only the Berg Sierra collection offers more. In addition to the already mentioned staircase drawers, the Play and Study units also feature six large desk drawers, plus a pencil drawer. On top of that, there is plenty of shelf space for books, computer supplies etc plus various nooks and crannies for the paraphernalia kids like to collect. Note that Berg devotes a special care to drawer construction, which results in solid, spacious boxes sporting a finish that is both durable and easy to clean. The drawer slides are of heavy caliber metal, robust and reliable, with a mechanism preventing the drawers to fall out when fully extended. The metal drawer hardware is warranted for life.

Computer Desk -- this system comes complete with a full sized desk which features 6 drawers and is perfect for studying and doing homework. The desk is computer ready, with space for a computer tower to the side, a pull out keyboard, a surge protection unit and a phone jack. There is also fluorescent light fixture and a corkboard.

Interior Hideout -- a unique built in play area. It's illuminated and perfect for hanging out or playing in. It will also serve great as a storage closet. Click on appropriate image in the column to the right to see how it looks inside.

Sturdiness -- kids like to play, and in their play they often get carried away and subject the furniture to stresses considerably surpassing those which come from normal use. Children's furniture should therefore be designed to withstand any such strains and at Berg Furniture they are convinced that the most suitable material for the job is engineered wood; it is a natural and organic product, the result of decades of research and development and designed with attributes not found in solid wood; it provides consistent, uniform strength and is highly resistant to warping, cracking, and splitting.

However, material is only a part of what makes any structure sturdy; design is equally as important and Berg's products, with their wide boards and surfaces and fortress-like built-in chests, stairs and desks make for compact, heavy and, well, sturdy formations.

Made in the USA -- yes, we have mentioned it before, but it doesn't hurt to do it again as it's not unimportant. Buying US made products keeps American workers employed; working people pay taxes and contribute to the social security system and have money to spend which helps invigorate the economy and strengthen America as a nation -- all this is especially beneficial to the middle class. Furthermore, American products are manufactured to meet a code of standards; these regulations are designed to keep the consumer safe and provide the high level of quality that shoppers rightfully expect.

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All products from Berg's Play and Study collection are available in five different finishes, which makes them a good fit for the majority of surroundings.

Swatch Finish

You can further personalize the appearance of Berg bunk beds by picking one of the various knob colors available.

Swatch Knobs

Accent colors provide an additional way to enliven the appearance of Berg's Play and Study loft beds. An accent is really an alternative color of the face (front side) of a drawer. Check the images in the column to the right to see how that looks.

Swatch Accents

So, what do users have to say about this bed? We haven't been able to find enough user comments on the Play and Study collection to be able to form a valid assessment on it, but there is plenty of buyer accounts on other Berg bunk beds and we can probably safely assume that those findings apply to this collection as well.

The Good

Attractive design -- Berg Furniture makes good looking products, there is hardly any question about that, and the user base concurs unanimously. Excellent design; best design; bed looks fantastic and everyone comments on it; pictures do not do this bed any justice -- these are just a few among many remarks concerning the looks of Berg Furniture loft and bunk beds.

Safety -- Berg's bunk beds are considered among the safest in the whole bunk/loft bed arena thanks to their signature staircase which is included with almost every product. In fact, many buyers assert that the staircase played a crucial role in their decision to get a Berg product. They tout stairs as a safe alternative to beds with ladders; proclaim the stairs are very safe for the young ones that have to get up and down in the middle of the night -- in short, the staircase is viewed as a major safety feature.

Durability -- if it's to believe the actual users, Berg produces some super sturdy and durable furniture. Not surprising, considering the wide surfaces and fortress-like appearance of their formations. Very sturdy; well made; very durable; solid construction -- these are typical comments from average buyers. Some go a bit further to attest that the construction stands up to abuse given by their children, and even testify that it has proven to be very sturdy over the years.

The Not So Good

Negative comments on Berg Furniture bunk and loft beds are rare. There are some grievances about the cost; mostly, buyers complain they were enticed into spending more than they intended. A few reviewers expressed a disappointment with Berg's choice of material, due to their belief that engineered wood was inferior to solid wood. Difficulties in changing sheets also get mentioned from time to time, and an occasional buyer finds fault in Berg's products' weight and unwieldiness.

Bottom Line

To sum it up, Berg Furniture bunk beds are considered: attractive; comfortable; durable; safer to use than conventional bunk beds due to the use of staircase instead of ladder. They are also a bit pricier than your average bunk bed, but if you can afford one, they do come highly recommended.

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Berg Play and Study

Berg Play and Study Loft Bed

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Play and Study in White

Play and Study -- Inside View of the Interior Hideout

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Play and Study in Nutmeg

Play and Study -- Another View

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Play and Study in Natural Maple

Berg Play and Study in Nutmeg

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Interior Hideout

Play and Study -- Drawers Open

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