Small Space Bedroom Hack: Queen Bed Gains Extra Storage

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Although Christopher loved his new queen-sized platform bed, he had an epiphany one morning while brushing his teeth. It dawned on him that there was a lot of valuable dead air under that bed. If he could just find a way to get under the mattress, it would open up tons of room for storing sweaters and sheets...

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...not to mention a great place to hide Christmas presents.

So, after hours of online searching, a trip to the auto parts store, and a few conversations with friends, Christopher had all necessary parts and a general approach to the project. The key was a set of bed storage lifts, found online at Woodworkers Supply. Armed with those, along with some basic plywood and 2 x 4 frames, he and some friends went to work retrofitting the bed.

All in all, the project took about twenty hours of planning, four hours of shopping, and four hours of construction.

For all of you with small spaces, is this a project you want to tackle?

Many thanks Christopher!

(Image credits: Christopher Gloede)

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