Underfloor Bed Storage

Hello everyone,

We decided we wanted a bed that pulled out of the floor. A bed is only used for one purpose and that is for sleeping. We figured that since that the bed is only used for this one purpose that why not keep it away during the day when not in use and conserve loads of space. Today we built a raised floor for the bed to be pulled out like a big drawer. We also built the slat frame with wheels for the mattress to rest on.

ViviLnk

ViviLnk

ViviLnk
Wall paneling around edges to hold in the insulation.

ViviLnk

ViviLnk

ViviLnk

ViviLnk

ViviLnk
Screwing slats together on 3 -35x75mm timbers
ViviLnk
Wood slats purchased from IKEA
ViviLnk
Attaching wheels

ViviLnk

ViviLnk
Testing the final product
ViviLnk
Testing again, looking good!
ViviLnk
ViviLnk
Will it hold?
Will it hold?
ViviLnk
Top view of bed frame underneath

ViviLnk

ViviLnk
Plywood top attached
LUNCH!
LUNCH!
Advertisements

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Tom murrsy says:

    Nice to hear from you
    We think you are doing great ,
    Getting ready to leave for nh in a few weeks
    Keep up with the pictures, they are beautiful.
    Love hi
    Aunt Lisa and uncle Tom and also sugar
    a

    Like

  2. Tiny Homemaker says:

    Love this! Looking to make a raised floor in my tiny house kitchen and trying to figure out who to frame it in. Do you have the plans/list of the dimensional lumber for this?

    Like

    1. Hi there! We actually designed the whole house (and bed) around the used trailer we purchased. We determined the mattress size based on the space between the wheel wells. After we found the perfect full sized bed, we calculated the total measurement of the plywood, wheels, bed slats, mattress, sheets and comforter. It was not an exact science by any means, but this determined the raised floor height and width. If you go back to the older posts showing how we built the bed frame there are some more pictures to help understand. Thanks for your comment.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s