DIY Lift Top Storage Bed

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DIY Lift Top Storage Bed

Maximize the space in your bedroom with this DIY lift top storage bed!

Need more storage in your bedroom, but don’t have the floor space for cabinets? The extra space under your bed makes a great storage space. This bed in particular will give you heaps of organized storage.

The 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.

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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 Pneumatic Stem


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


Determine and cut mainframe and all other components to desired dimensions.

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2-inch wide wood was attached to the short sides of what will be the cover of your storage.

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They were also used to strengthen the edges of other parts.

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Once all parts are cut, sand them down.

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Screw together the mainframe and middle divider.

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Make sure to measure twice before installing vertical dividers for equal storage areas.

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Install lift top hardware by attaching them to the vertical dividers, and you’re done!

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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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