Easy way to build a bed with storage using bookcases

DIY Bookshelf Bed

Want a bed with storage that’s also quick and easy to assemble? If you’re an avid reader, you might want to consider a bed that doubles as a bookshelf. This would be a great way to save space in your bedroom and have quick and easy access to your favourite books. Plus, it would make a great conversation starter for guests who see your unique bed for the first time.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to build a bed with storage, using bookcases as a bed frame is a great option. This easy method allows you to create a bed with plenty of space for storing things like extra blankets and pillows, clothes, or even books. Plus, it’s a great way to save space in a small bedroom.

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When shopping for old bookcases, consider visiting thrift stores. However, be aware that it may be challenging to find one or two that perfectly fit all your requirements. Pay close attention to the dimensions of the bookcases as well as the condition of the wood. If you’re patient, you should be able to find the perfect bookcase for the frame of your bed with storage.

If you’re looking for an easy way to add storage to your bedroom, consider purchasing a bookcase from IKEA. While it’s more expensive than buying from a thrift store, a new bookcase is still less expensive than a standard bed with storage. Plus, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that your bedroom furniture is new and stylish.

But if you purchase the bookcases there are things that you still need to consider like the following:

What size is your mattress?

When planning to build a bed with storage, it is important to take accurate measurements of the mattress you will be using. This will ensure that the bed frame you build is the appropriate size to accommodate the mattress and provide ample storage space. To measure a mattress, simply use a tape measure to determine its length and width. These dimensions will help you determine the size of the bed frame you will need to build.

How high or low do you want your bed to be?

In addition to the size of your mattress, you should also take into account how high or low you want your bed to be. Depending on your preferences, you may want a bed that is lower to the ground, making it easier to get in and out of or a bed that is higher off the ground, which can give the illusion of more space in your bedroom. Ultimately, it is important to choose a bed height that is comfortable for you and meets your needs.

How many bookcase units would you need?

After determining the size of your mattress and your preferred height for your bed with storage, you will now be able to identify how many bookcase units will you be needing.

DIY Bookshelf Bed

Which of the two options is better will depend on your situation. But ultimately building a bed from bookcases is a DIY project with many advantages. It’s space-saving, cheaper than a typical bed with storage, and easier to install, disassemble and transport!

This DIY bed with storage is just perfect for people with small bedrooms and those living in temporary homes.

Is this the bed idea you are looking for?

You’ll need these materials:

  • Bookshelves
  • Timber Slats
  • Wood Screws

And these tools:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Cordless Drill

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Thanks to Ikea Hackers for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here



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