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Project by Chris Davis posted 1262 days ago 2847 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bed that was completed in January 2011. It is a knock off of my Original Storage Bed. I basically took the bookcase top section off and raised the storage area under the headboard.

I call it the Storage Bed II. It has a lot of storage. I only have drawers on one side. Those drawers are a little different then the normal captain's pedestal that I build. I took one set of the stacked drawers and made a large drawer. Also since it was going against the wall and no need for drawers on the back side. I utilized the space with a five foot drawer that pull out at the foot.

The finish was a cappuccino finish using dye stains, wiping, stains and pre-catalyzed lacquer. More information and pictures see the customer's page.

Building Pictures:
Chris Davis cutting parts out

Chris Davis building drawers

Platform after the dye

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:

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13 comments so far

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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 1262 days ago

Nice looking bed.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 1262 days ago

Nice work, Chris.

Doesn’t making all these beds make you sleepy? I think if I was building them, the power of suggestion would make me kind of tired.

Lee

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 1262 days ago

Nice job, now thats some storage.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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pastorglen

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#4 posted 1262 days ago

I love your use of space. I never thought about the headboard area. Does it open on both sides or just one?

We are getting ready to build beds for my boys. Storage and space are two issues with which I have to deal. I will surely revisit this page to get some ideas.

Nice work. Thank you for posting.

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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jjwoodshop

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#5 posted 1262 days ago

Talk about maximized use of space, awesome job! Impressive….

-- "If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson

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Chris Davis

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#6 posted 1261 days ago

I does pull out both sides.

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Wilton

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#7 posted 1261 days ago

Really nice idea and execution. What a great storage idea for the bedroom. Thank you for sharing.

-- Wilton, Phoenixville PA http://kimbertonwoodworks.com

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 1261 days ago

Hi Chris

A lot of nice storage on this unit. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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~Julie~

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#9 posted 1261 days ago

Hi
I apologize if you have talked about this somewhere before, but…
do you put a ledge on the platform to hold the mattress from sliding off (or crooked)?
Or do you find that is not necessary?

Thanks,

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca

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Chris Davis

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#10 posted 1260 days ago

Julie, some designs I do. This one, however, does not. I usually have no problem with it moving much. I have had customers use those carpet gripers between the mattress and platform.

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~Julie~

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#11 posted 1260 days ago

Thanks Chris.
I was just curious as to what the professionals do, as I hope to make a similar bed in the future.

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca

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LuckysWifey

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#12 posted 1243 days ago

wow… i so need to get one of these :)
very neat

-- Zwinger von Kleiner Feuerball German Shepherd Dogs

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Lou Scott

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#13 posted 939 days ago

What a wonderful way to use all available space. I live in a tiny house and need all the storage I can get! The deep drawer at the foot (side) is a great feature! Is that another storage drawer using space in the headboard? How would it look as a night stand that could be left out or hidden?

-- IT IS FUN TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE ! ~ WALT DISNEY

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