Worried parents point out ‘problems’ with room set up for a 14-year-old girl – after her mother shared photos of renovations on Facebook

  • An Australian mother has confounded the internet with a seemingly innocent photo
  • He shared two bedroom photos of his 14-year-old daughter to Facebook
  • She recently received a makeover using products from Bunnings
  • But not everyone is so sure that the arrangement is safe for the young girl to sleep with

An Australian mother has confounded the internet with a seemingly innocent photo of her 14-year-old daughter’s bedroom after receiving a ‘makeover’ from Bunnings Warehouse.

The woman, who lives in South Australia, posted to Facebook on Monday with photos of the finished product, which showed her daughter’s bed, desk and storage unit.

“Another good fortune spent at Bunnings hopefully finally sorting out Miss 14’s bedroom for her birthday,” he wrote. ‘Paints, cubes and desktop all from Bunnings.

“He has two sets of cubes, one behind the other equals 16 cubes wasted under the bed.”

The woman, who lives in South Australia, posted to Facebook on Monday with photos of the finished product, which showed her daughter's bed, desk and storage unit.

The woman, who lives in South Australia, posted to Facebook on Monday with photos of the finished product, which showed her daughter’s bed, desk and storage unit.

While she was clearly proud of the design, several commenters decided to point out the safety risks involved in placing the young girl’s mattress on top of stacked cubes.

‘Didn’t want to be that person but the bed wasn’t safe. They literally have weight pads on those shelves and I can tell you now the mattress alone is enough to cover the weight limit,’ wrote one woman.

‘I will get a normal single bed and add a drawer under the bed for storage’

But the mother replied: ‘It has a full wood frame screwed up and attached… the sleepers are in the wall, we’re not going to survive! Without the cube there the bed would still be safe.’

Another woman jumped to his defense but made further complaints.

The photo of the table has not received as many comments as the bed itself

The photo of the table has not received as many comments as the bed itself

“Hubby and I get to sit on that cube just fine.” They’re usually made into a bench seat and the weight is split between the two units here so it’s stronger,” he said.

‘The main concern is mold and mildew on the mattress as there is no ventilation underneath.’

But the original poster also has a response for that supposed error.

‘Actually there was about 25cm along the back long side of the open bed and the open head end where the window was. The mattress also doesn’t sit flat on the cube, there will be 4-5cm gap between the cube and bed base slats so hopefully that will be enough’ he replied.

But that didn’t stop further commenters from suggesting altitude might be a problem.

‘That bed doesn’t look safe at all. If he rolls right over the edge, won’t he tilt the whole mattress?’ a woman said.

“Hope she doesn’t roll out of bed in the middle of the night,” said another.

A third added: ‘Great idea, but is it okay to use this cube shelf like this? Will they survive?’

Bunnings sells several cube storage solutions that can be stacked upright or flat to suit your space requirements.

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By Gundah

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