How to Build Storage into Any Bed
Simple-to-make drawer cabinet solves space problems
Synopsis: Take advantage of what has traditionally been wasted space by building storage drawers into your bed. This design has six drawers underneath that provide as much storage as a large dresser. You can add nearly any style headboard and footboard with simple hardware, or dispense with that detail altogether. The bed is first constructed in halves, to ease installation in tight quarters. The main structure is a pair of three-bay drawer boxes made from pre-finished 3⁄4-in.-thick maple plywood, joined with biscuits and screws. The two boxes are then joined together to form the full-size platform.
I’ve always liked the idea of using the wasted space under a traditional bed frame. Some people put plastic storage containers there, which are handy but not attractive, and they don’t really use the space efficiently. A better option is to build drawers into the bed.
This bed has six drawers…