Give yourself peace of mind by determining your furniture's weight capacity before you purchase. Knowing how much weight your furniture can support is essential for its longevity and functionality, and most importantly, your safety. This guide provides the approximate weight capacity of our various types of furniture. While your furniture is not likely to break if you slightly exceed the suggested capacity, these are our recommendations based on their design and the materials used and surpassing them may compromise their structural integrity.
NZ-made Beds Weight Limits
The weight capacity of beds can vary depending on their size and construction. Our NZ-made beds (excluding Plyhome*) are crafted from solid pine or ash timber, providing a robust and stable foundation for a good night's sleep. Their recommended weight capacities are:
- Single Beds: 150kg
- King Single Beds: 150kg
- Double Beds: 220kg
- Queen Beds: 250kg
- King Beds: 280kg
- Super King Beds: 280kg
- Bottom Bunks: 130kg
- Top Bunks: 120kg
- Loft Beds: 125kg
*Plyhome Beds: During weight tolerance testing, we tried really hard to break these beds but ran out of weights at 370kgs! That eclipses what most children’s bed weight limits offer and they're definitely good to go for bedtime stories.
Jumping on your bed is a big no-no as this temporarily increases the force you put on the bed, making you feel heavier than you actually are. To dive into a quick science lesson, mass x acceleration = force. This means that when a person is lying on their bed, there’s no acceleration, so the force is proportional to their mass/weight, however as soon as acceleration (from jumping) comes into play, this increases the force, therefore compromising the weight capacity of the bed.
NZ-made Dining Chairs Weight Limits
How much weight does my chair hold? Whether hosting a dinner party or enjoying a family meal, understanding your dining chairs' weight capacity is crucial to avoid damage during everyday use. All our NZ-made chairs are crafted from solid pine or ash timber, with mortise and tenon joints and have a weight capacity of 140kg, provided they are used correctly.
Chairs need to be sat down on carefully, always approach from the front and sit down gently, distributing your weight evenly. You should never come in from the side as this can strain the frame and cause it to snap. Additionally, leaning back on the chair is also best avoided, as this puts undue pressure on the back legs, increasing the risk of breakage.
The mortise and tenon joins are one of the strongest joints out there for dining chairs. For the frame to break with the tenon still in the mortise, then this has broken from some sort of pressure not something that is under warranty.
Our imported products are sourced from several different suppliers and are constructed from various materials. To find out their weight capacity, please visit the individual product page. This information can be found in the ‘Features’ section in the product details.
Be sure to always consider weight capacity before purchasing and remember, these are only guidelines. Actual capacity might vary based on specific use and treatment. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us- your satisfaction and safety are our top priorities!