This would be a good idea if I ever decided to do it! Arrange the cabinets however you want. Finally, before heading to a retail hardware store like the famous McGuckin's of Boulder, I decided to go check out ReSource, an architectural & building salvage shop in town. Reply It makes sense to be able to choose the kind of drawers you need underneath your bed! 5 years ago in the corners. Pallets (too splintery and not enough storage) 1. on Introduction. Check out the joints to make sure they are solid. About: Creative Strategist who likes to build & write stuff. on Step 3. Reply 2. I got my frame at Waldo Mart(walmart) for less than $100....if I remember correctly, I THINK, it was about $65 or $70 in delivered to my door. Urban camping is fun for awhile, but we needed a change. Not sure yet....but you have definitely inspired me to get working on it. *Tip:: If you want to paint your modular bed cabinets, check out "mistake paint" at the hardware store.

First, I looked up what others had done for building a quick bed to get ideas.

The OSB spans the cabinets to make a platform, the mattress goes on top of the  And smmiller506, yes definitely ""If it's time to move, take everything back to where you originally found/bought/"appropriated" it from."" the rough texture has a tendency to trap moisture(barometric) & also has a tendency to harbor bacteria & parasites. See picture. (They were signs for a political campaign. The cheapest metal platform frames I've been looking at online clock in around $100 or a bit more so we've just been doing without so far. Wish me luck on the little house.

The pieces act as a floor protector. Reply 2 x 4's are only about $3 each. Throw your mattress on top of that. Pallet wood is cheap and easy to find. Here's what I did. Katie said in the opening paragraph their mattress was on the floor, so there was no bed to begin with. and Save the World a Little. So, my friends, what do you think? Did you make this project? 4 years ago. Guess what won?

on Step 3. (The places I've been to are Bring in Eugene, OR, Build It Green in New York City, and ReStore in Philadelphia, PA. * This will add to your project time, and the messiness factor. I would say three or four 2"x4" pieces would work well. OSB does not have the same strength as plywood, is very susceptible to ANY kind of moisture(not talking intimacy, but rather moisture in the air, spilled drinks, etc), and even though it does not apply in this instance, has a rougher texture than plywood. omg thanks!!! Urban camping is fun for awhile, but we needed a change. Thank you, responsible political candidate. 8. Unlike plywood, OSB is made of slivers of wood all glued together....plywood is made of sheets of thin wood. on Introduction. 3. 8 years ago There's this guy who put a mattress on top of his file boxes. Blog: Twitter:: @katibren, Pikachu Bedside Table - a Diy Furniture Project Inspired by Pokemon. 4.

Not only are they more comfortable to sleep in because of their raised height as compared to other beds, but they also provide extra room to store those extra beddings or pillows. Dust off the cabinets and wood scraps with a wet rag. I think I have a few of the pallets and other stuff necessary to build this modular bed in my self storage unit which can finally be worked on.

Original height & depth don't matter as much. My plan for that is a milk crate full of books that I can slide into to the middle if I see an issue, or a builder can purchase a 5th cabinet. Instead, you’d need to put baskets under the bed to hold any excess goodies you’re struggling to find a proper storage area for. If Nomad is the concept I'd think you'd be better off selling those books and keeping your reading materials in e-format, like a kindle or amazon app on your tablet.

I've been looking for ideas like this for my son who just moved out. 7 years ago Thus far, I have only been using bed raisers which help to elevate the bed by a few inches good enough for me to squeeze in some storage boxes which are clearly still insufficient. I put them longwise (is that a word?) Here's what I did and how I did it. I'd be splitting the OSB if I rolled to the center, and I'd be a bit concerned for the cabinets should I put my shoes on while sitting on one corner of the bed. So nice to do the extras for him! I've actually had OSB fail on me this way before, but because of a different activity.

Clever! You don't worry about being matchy matchy, if that's not your style. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Check out Step 2 to see what I picked. Hardwood Flooring Pieces:: Pick up a few pieces to lay underneath the cabinets.

I'm in the designing phase of a bed with storage underneath...but I have a twin frame & mattress I'll be using(minus the legs)...I'm thinking big box(size of twin frame) with a bed that lifts up....hydraulic rams maybe for lifting? 4. 5. If you guessed old kitchen cabinets, score one for you, my friend! 4. I'm researching making it with some modifications. 5 years ago Reply

You don't really even need to build a storage bed, you can just buy a few containers that slide easily underneath the one you already own! Share it with us! There’s even a handy light and a shelf for books that could double as a bedside table. A DIY daybed can be the perfect solution for any ‘space’ issues you have in your home.

Since the storage is underneath the bed itself, people do not need to see the mess you have created. When he went away on a business trip recently, I decided to surprise him and make us a bed.

I put our camping gear in that space. Scraps of hardwood flooring And underneath the bed is definitely one of the perfect locations to utilize in order to create some room. 9. I WILL DEFINITELY be making these!

I would suggest finding some 2"x4" pieces of wood the same width or slightly shorter than the total width of the cabinets; within 6" of the total width will work, so long as you don't lie on the extreme edges of the bed. It's not a fancy frame, but then again, I do not need fancy, just functional. 6. 12. Not a nomad currently, but we have the boxsprings on the floor with the mattress and pad on top of it since we moved a year and a half ago. Big plans, huh? Lay down the floor protection if you have hardwood floors. Plus it had been awhile since I built something and my brain was itchy. Simple to Dismantle - For fun, I also decided to see how I could get away with out drilling or nailing stuff together. 6 years ago Old milk crates (not so easy to find these days, also they're plastic, I like natural materials better.) Being nomads means we've been sleeping on a mattress on the floor for a few months. on Introduction.

I have SO little storage this will be the perfect project! 2. 5. Here were my design protocols for the bed building project. Easy King DIY Platform Bed

This is what I have learned the hard way from experience. 1.

Make your bed and lie in it. Build a Modular Storage Bed for Cheap in Like, 5 Seconds. :).