Storage bed plans can be used for creating all sorts of different kinds of storage under, at the head or at the foot of your bed. Here are few ideas to get you started on your next do-it-yourself woodworking bed project.
The Ottoman is a bed type that offers some great storage space techniques. This is higher than a usual bed and lifts up where the mattress starts to allow, what they call, a “blanket box” inside the bed. Although it is called a blanket box, it can be used to store almost anything. It also has the added attribute of being completely discreet so nobody will know that it is used for storage space, thus making this one of the most popular storage bed plans available.
The Alto storage bed is another great bed with storage space. Similar to the captain’s bed plan, it has cupboards underneath the bed used for storing almost anything! The accessible cupboards in this bed plan are often used to store shoes and seasonal clothing that are not in use. This storage bed plan is available in all bed sizes and can be used for children or adults.
Headboard storage takes the headboard of a bed and expands it to be more useful. Sometimes the headboard can be extended to the sides of the bed to create bedside tables with drawers. Or many headboards can be built with bookcases. This is a great plan for narrow bedrooms that do not have much room for bedside tables. The headboard bookcase can be used for books, TV remotes, multimedia equipment and alarm clocks.
Drawers under the bed are the next best storage bed plans. This works by building a platform under the mattress and installing drawers underneath. The platform is made from a solid piece of wood so the bed and storage space is protected properly. The drawers act as storage space for bedding or any possessions that create unnecessary space. It may be difficult to find this bed but it can be easily installed by an expert or built by a woodworking enthusiast.
If you are thinking about installing a dust ruffle at the end of your bed, this can definitely be used as storage bed plan. A dust ruffle is usually a cushioned bench without handles at the floor of the bed. This can be replaced by a wooden chest which is used for storage. To change the bench into a dust ruffle, one can simply add a cushioned surface to the chest to get the same effect of a dust ruffle. Inside the dust ruffle almost anything can be stored from bedding to clothing and shoes.
The storage bed plans mentioned are all definitely practical when it comes to finding extra space in small areas of bedrooms and they look great too