Where is it made? Advertising implies NZ, but the box says China.

We upgraded the kids’ beds to King Single… because they’re both getting big.

Unfortunately the place I bought the excellent old bunk beds years ago (“Chunky Pine Bunks”) seems to have closed down… a real shame because all I wanted was fairly plain, but really sturdy beds.

I hunted around and eventually found these:

Bed advertised on web site

Good price, looked sturdy. I went in and checked them out in person, and they looked okay, so ordered them.

When they arrived, I noted that unlike the advertisement above which implies they are made in NZ, they are actually made in China.

Box from bed

I’ve got no problem with the quality of them; so far they’ve been fine. And frankly, the price was right.

But I’m not sure how I feel about the advertising implying they’re made in NZ, when they’re not.

Of course it’s possible that the wood originates in NZ but is shipped to China for construction. Or perhaps it’s some type of wood that is known as New Zealand Pine?

Oh well. Just one of those things I suppose.

I guess the message here is that if the country of origin is important, be sure to ask — don’t trust the advertising, especially if it’s a bit vague.