Today's DIW comes from Shalley in Illinois.
As luck would have it, her daughter and son-in-law are in the process of remodeling a 1950's home, causing them to rip out both the kitchen and bathroom cabinets. When the solid wood drawers came out of the cabinets and got tossed into the "burn" pile, Shalley swooped in and had a broke ass idea- under bed storage.
Some thoughts before we get going!
The drawers, being cabinets, are well made and solid wood so she advises that she doesn't know how well this would work on press board (if someone tries it let us know!) She also says measure under your bed like...5 times, just to be sure. Notice the risers, if your bed sits really low to the ground you can get those pop up risers from pretty much any store with a college section.
Make sure you also take into account the wheels that you can buy at your local home improvement store.
Here is how freaking easy this project was.
After making sure that the drawers would fit under her bed, she added two support boards on the bottom depth of the drawer (using that awesome scrap wood we just talked about...) and screwed in the wheels.
Not to mention you saved gorgeous hardwood from the landfill.
Here was her cost breakdown per drawer:
Wheels: $12 (4 @ $2.99)
Wood pieces: $0.60 (2 @ $0.30)
Screws= Free if you have them!
TOTAL cost = < $15
Thanks for the inspiration Shalley! This is definitely something I'll have to mull over, I'm thinking I may make some each bed in the house and store the sheets for said bed in them. Bad thing about Blue- no linen or coat closet...
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Snaps to Shalley!