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Project by Chris Davis posted 04-25-2017 12:09 PM 1458 views 11 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Why waste space? Under the bed is the most wasted space in your home. Normally steel frames or side rails only give you about 6” of space to slide stuff under their and forget about it. Box springs are just taking up value space. Most mattress companies have eliminated the “spring” in box springs and have what they call “foundations”. If tht i the case then why not get rid of those too.

This 18” high drawer pedestal did just that. I call the 18” high version the Captain's Height. It is a platform bed we built in April 2017. It has 5 drawers on each side, a couple of the drawers being extra high and doubled up. If you think about it, this is like having two dressers under your bed. Actually it is even better. Most dresser drawers are only around 14” deep. These drawers are 18” deep and the customer chose the Full Extension rails, which gave it the full 18 inches of travel and full access to the drawers.

I put a platform on top to support the mattress and used dowels and countertop connectors to connect it.

Drawer pedestal

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majuvla

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#1 posted 04-25-2017 01:30 PM

’’Monster’’’ storage! Very impressive!

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IndianaWoodworker

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#2 posted 04-25-2017 02:25 PM

Very nice! I’m assuming that the drawer storage is duplicated on the other side?

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Chris Davis

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#3 posted 04-25-2017 02:27 PM

Yes it is the inverse on the other side.

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 04-25-2017 03:04 PM

This is a very nice bed and it’s a very efficient storage unit as well. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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Roger

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#5 posted 04-25-2017 03:32 PM

Totally lotsa storage. Wow!

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#6 posted 04-25-2017 09:02 PM

Wow! Just Wow! Greatwork!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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Chris Davis

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#7 posted 04-25-2017 09:53 PM

Thanks

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#8 posted 04-26-2017 12:29 AM

Great project

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dgage

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#9 posted 04-26-2017 02:35 AM

Looks great and my daughter would rather have that than the tall beds I built the twins a couple years ago. What hardware did you use for the long drawer?

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dgage

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#10 posted 04-26-2017 02:41 AM

Looks great and my daughter would rather have that than the tall beds I built the twins a couple years ago. What hardware did you use for the long drawer?

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Chris Davis

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#11 posted 04-26-2017 02:45 AM

I just used 2” fixed rollers. I inset the bottom 1 1/2” and just screwed them to the bottom.

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#12 posted 04-26-2017 04:15 AM

Very nice. You can never have too much storage.

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#13 posted 04-26-2017 04:58 PM

You could hide a body under there… just sayin’ ;D

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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