It is the rule rather than the exception that a majority of boys will opt for bunk beds that reflect a male image. It is difficult to fully interpret what defines masculine traits in bunk beds but young male consumers will quickly identify those aspects of appearance that represent feminine features. This accepted, it is probably fair to say that the more obvious feminine themed bunk beds are probably the only types that are taboo for boys. Bunk Beds and boys have had a close association for decades both on a domestic and institutional level. Traditionally boys' boarding schools would have used wooden bunk beds as sleeping accommodation for their students as would have the Army cadet Corps for their cadets. Male juvenile penal institutions would have used metal bunk beds for the inmates to accommodate large numbers in residence at any one time. Boys are no strangers to bunk beds and that historical affinity seems to have created an automatic natural response for them when choosing a bed type. Boys in general love bunk beds for many other reasons of course. They love what they represent - the challenge, the sense of adventure, the freedom and independence and the sense of isolation and privacy. Younger boys do not mind sharing a traditional bunk bed with their brother as it provides a haven for fun and games. Conversely older boys and male teenagers prefer the sense of independence and privacy of a one person bunk with storage space integrated beneath. Cabin Beds are very popular with boys as they become captains of their metaphorical ships - their own sleep units which are reminiscent of maritime adventures on the high seas as portrayed by such movies as Treasure Island and more recently Pirates of the Carribbean. The virtual world of pirate adventure and swashbuckling duels on board teak decked sailing ships can be reenacted on an imaginary level with Cabin Bunk Beds. This is definitely a male orientated environment where testosterone rules and boys' bunk beds become a living representation of Long John Silver's own personal cabin sleeping arrangements. There is an inescapable male credibility factor in sleeping in a Cabin Bunk bed that earns male peer approval for all boys. It engenders a macho image that makes a boy feel like a man, a fighting pirate in an illusory make believe high seas adventure. This is all part of a boy's emotional and personal development - an essential element of growing up and maturing. Boys' preferences in bunk beds extend well beyond the maritime theme and many opt for new designs that offer personal storage space beneath the sleeping area. They are further enthused and attracted by integrated features such as work stations and futons. For the male teenager functionality is infinitely more important than looks or arbitrary male oriented features and they are old and wise enough to base their choice of bunk bed on more solid practical considerations. They like the concept of an integrated sleeping arrangement where their work, play, leisure and sleep activities can be pursued collectively. Bunk Beds for Boys create a relatively smaller footprint than a single bed which serves only one purpose – sleeping. In that context the High Sleeper Bunk Bed and the Loft Bunk Bed can provide all the features required within a small footprint. It does not matter if a boy's preference is for a wood or metal bunk bed as they both provide similar storage, study and seating arrangements. That choice is a personal preference based on any number of considerations or bunk bed features. Metal bunk beds are the predominant favourite with boys and this appears to have a connection with all things mechanical especially sports such as motor racing, rally cross, mountain biking, and go karting. Unlike girls they detest over fussiness in their bunk bed's appearance. Younger boys however will happily accept themed Bunk beds with racing car portraits on the bed panels and colour fabric covered work pits underneath. As long as the themes remain within male interests groups then they are more than happy to go along with it. Some boys' themed bunk beds do have the appearance of toys for boys but that is all part of the thrill of sleeping in such a pod. We do not exclude wooden bunk beds from boys' favourite bedding as many actually do choose them in preference to metal. At BunkBedsAndMore.com we are proud of our collection of wooden bunk beds which include beautifully finished woods such as maple,oak, walnut. beech and pine. They symbolise nature's richness as a sustainable source of wood material if properly managed. We make every effort as far as humanly possible to ensure our bunk beds are products of eco friendly production systems constructed to the most exacting standards for your consumption. BunkBedsAndMore.com take great pleasure in providing you with an extensive range of bunk beds for boys that are selected specifically to satisfy all your requirements. Our range of wooden bunk beds include traditional bunks in pine, walnut and the other woods already mentioned. They exude richness in their natural wood grains enhanced by different stain tones and lacquered finishes. The High Sleeper and the Loft Bunk bed are manufactured in wood as well as metal and they qualify as desirable pieces of beautiful furniture as much as sleeping accommodation. All wooden bunk beds create a warm welcoming appearance in any bedroom and add style and sophistication to a bedroom's decorative appearance. They also create a stimulating and peaceful ambience conducive to work, play and sleep. Combined with a complimentary interior design plan they can transform a lack lustre bedroom into a luxurious sleep haven with extra value added features. In the sentiment of the time honoured adage “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” - boys' bunk beds provide the perfect antidote – lots of work and lots of play followed by sleep makes a brighter Jack and a productive day. Remember to visit our Website at BunkBedsAndMore.com for quality boys' bunk beds and more at very competitive prices. View our kids bedroom sets for great offers.