Platform Bed with Storage in DIY Build

Jul 11th

Platform Bed with Storage – I love the look and functionality of a platform storage bed, but do not want to pay the price? This do-it-yourself bed can be built in a day, reduces clutter, and will save you money in the end.

Storage Bed Twin
Storage Bed Twin

Buy unfinished cubicles from a craft store or an unfinished furniture store. Furthermore, the bed uses 6 double cubicles at a cost of $ 120 with a 50% discount from AC Moore. Select your end. If you go for a natural look, you can lightly sand the edges of the cubicles and. If you opt for paint or stain, lightly sand the cubicles and apply two coats of your finish, allowing the finish to dry between layer and coat.  Configure the design of the bed so that the cubicles form a rectangle the size of the mattress. At the base and head of the rectangle, you will need one cubicle plus the other side of the cubicle (the image here shows the base of the bed). Two cubicles are needed for each side of the rectangle.

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If you are using a box spring, place it in the lockers below, add the mattress. If you decide to use only one mattress, you may want to add two more cubicles in the middle of the arrangement to provide stability for the mattress. Since you will not see these cubicles, it is not necessary to paint or stain. Shop for baskets to keep everything in place. Be creative with your colors, bedding, and baskets. Have fun!