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Mega Storage Bed w/sliding doors

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Project by Chris Davis posted 12-27-2011 01:58 PM 4219 views 15 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bed that was designed and built for storage needs. The pedestal features 12 large drawers They are 18×18. I utilized as much of the depth as possible. The headboard has two extra large roll out storage bins. In between the drawer units is storage from the foot to the head of the bed. If that wasn’t enough the headboard is extra deep and sliding doors can hid and cover stuff there too.

The sliding doors were made simply by cutting a groove at the same angle as the headboard sides. A piece of 1/4” material is attached to the back of the headboard (Unseen and attached before the headboard back is put on.)

This bed was built in November 2011 and completed in December 2011.

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Color
The color was an custom mixed dye coat (brown with a little red), followed by Ebony wiping stain from Minwax. It was then top coated with a pre-catalyzed lacquer.

Building Pictures
Lower section of the headboard />Headboard being built />Test Fit>

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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9 comments so far

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Lou Scott

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#1 posted 12-27-2011 02:29 PM

Love the storage.

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

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Chris Davis

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#2 posted 12-27-2011 02:32 PM

One think I forgot to mention was how I left the inside of the large pull out bin unfinished. In the past I’d finish it but with all the bounce back of the finish (because of the enclosed area) it was never smooth or consistent color.

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doncutlip

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#3 posted 12-27-2011 07:45 PM

Came out great, love the color – perfect for a bedroom

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Chris Davis

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#4 posted 12-27-2011 09:16 PM

Thanks Don.

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Lou Scott

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#5 posted 12-27-2011 09:27 PM

Can you make a shorter headboard (almost level with the mattress) with hidden storage? My bed is in front of a window AC so the height would need to be considered for that. Also add shelves on the lower portion of the headboard to waste no space. Thanks!

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

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Chris Davis

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#6 posted 12-27-2011 11:39 PM

Yes, I can. That seems like a cool design.

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#7 posted 12-28-2011 04:22 AM

That’s one cool design,very well done.

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Ryan Bruzan

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#8 posted 12-28-2011 05:06 AM

Man I so need do build one for myself! Great bed! Excellent use of space. Here’s my latest bedroom project. I did that hidden storage that Lou asked about.

-- No matter how many factors go into thinking about a project, there is always one important new discovery to be made.

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#9 posted 12-31-2011 11:21 PM

wow…i like this—-”very clean” was my first thought…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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