Inexpensive DIY Lift-Top Storage Bed

DIY Lift-Top Storage Bed
DIY Lift-Top Storage Bed

If you’re looking for ways to add more storage to your bedroom without taking up valuable floor space, consider using the space under your bed. This lift-top storage bed is a great way to make use of otherwise unused space and can help you to keep your bedroom organized and tidy.

There are a variety of ways to use this space, from adding storage containers to simply placing a few extra pillows or blankets underneath. By getting creative with your storage solutions, you can make the most of your bedroom space with this DIY lift-top storage bed.

This DIY lift-top storage bed can maximize the space in your bedroom! This bed in particular will give you heaps of organized storage.

The lift-top storage bed is completely DIY and will cost you less money compared to store-bought beds with storage. It’s also the perfect solution if you can’t find a bed that fits a small bedroom. By building it yourself you can customize the dimensions to suit the size of your bedroom.

Would you like to have your own lift-top storage bed?

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  • 4 sheets 1200X2400X18 ply
  • 30mm wood screws
  • 15mm wood screws
  • Varnish 2.5L
  • Wool to brush
  • 4 sheets 180sandpaper
  • 4 sheets 240sandpaper
  • 4 sheets 360sandpaper
  • 2 pairs of Pneumatic Stem


  • Masks
  • Safety Glasses
  • Earplugs
  • Carpentry electric circular
  • Carpentry planing
  • square feet
  • Carpentry clip
  • Pencil
  • Sander
  • Trimming machine
  • Tape measure
  • Electric Drill


To determine the mainframe of your left-top storage bed, measure and cut the bed’s components to the desired dimensions. The mainframe should be cut to size so that it can support the weight of the bed’s mattress and occupants. Other components, such as the headboard, footboard, and side rails, can be cut to the desired dimensions as well.

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2-inch wide wood was attached to the short sides of what will be the cover of your storage container. This will create a more sturdy and durable storage container that will be able to withstand more wear and tear.

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They were also used to strengthen the edges of other parts, which was essential in ensuring the stability and durability of the final product.

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Once you have cut all of the parts for your project, it is important to sand them down to create a smooth surface. This will help you achieve a professional look for your finished product. Depending on the type of wood you are using, you may need to use different grits of sandpaper to achieve the desired results. Be sure to sand with the grain of the wood to avoid damaging the surface.

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Using a screwdriver, screw the mainframe and middle divider together. Make sure the screws are tight but be careful not to strip them.

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When installing vertical dividers, be sure to measure twice in order to create equal storage areas. This will ensure that your space is divided evenly and efficiently.

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Installing lift-top hardware is a breeze – simply attach them to the vertical dividers and you’re all set! This simple lift-top storage bed upgrade will make it easy to access your stored items, and it’s a great way to add a little extra convenience to your life.

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Creating extra storage in the bedroom doesn’t have to be expensive. You just have to create clever storage solutions that are specifically designed for the unique space you have in your home.

Editor’s note:  It’s always a good idea to allow for some ventilation from the bed base through the mattress. Standard wall vents can be placed on the sides and the top can be pattern drilled.

Thanks to toni333 for this great tutorial.



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