Over the years, I have built more than my share of those cheap unassembled TV stands, entertainment centers, and desks. You almost need an engineering degree to figure out exactly how the assembly process goes and you need several tools along with some glue to build the stuff.
I remember all the tubes my teacher had in her closet when I was in first grade. The heavy duty tubes look like what you find inside wrapping paper, but they are made from a much stronger cardboard that is as hard as wood.
Growing up I had my share of fights and wrestling matches with my brother and friends while on the couch. Usually one of us would end up poked in the eye with one of the pillows on the couch and my mom would yell at us saying that the couch wasn't made for fighting on.
I have two kids and both are years outside the baby bed today. I can remember putting the beds for them both together only to toss them out in a few years when they learned to scale the side of the bed. Andensen Furniture has a new design concept that is perfect for the new parents looking to get some mileage out of their furniture.