We bought this one.http://www.ikea.com.sg/products/prod...ay.asp?id=2563
(This is on their Singapore page. I can't find it on the U.S. page, but I've seen it at our local IKEA plenty of times and never can find it online. Go figure).
My requirements were:
- solid wood (no particle board)
- beds can be separated/unstacked (I'm not ready to bunk the beds yet because DS4 thinks he's a gymnast, and I also wanted the option to put the boys in separate rooms when they're older)
- low height (we have ceiling fans and small bedrooms).
I haven't bunked ours up yet, but the separate beds feel pretty sturdy. I did have a problem where I fell backwards onto the bed and the side beam
busted in half. When I looked at it, I found that there happened to be knots in the wood right at one of the mounting points for the cross beams, so the wood was definitely weak there. I'm pretty sure it was a fluke. They replaced it for me for no charge, with no problem. I had my receipt which they used to look up the bed model, but I don't think they required one to replace the piece.
This one is about 56 inches tall. It was the shortest one that they had on display. It's a big cramped underneath there and the bottom bunk is pretty low to the ground, so I can't imagine getting one much shorter.
One of my friends has one of the loft beds and it doesn't feel very sturdy to me. I think the stackable ones are better, because they tend to have more crosspieces to stabilize it.
Overall I've been very happy with it so far! We've had it for about a year and a half.