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10 DIY Platform Bed with Storage Ideas You Can Construct Today

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Having a room with many hidden storage places can become a game-changer. One such way to utilize practical with modern is to build your platform bed with storage space. You will create a unique and elegant piece that will provide you with comfort and a more organized home. Read the rest of the article to see some of the best plans you can use to construct this bed today.

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The 10 DIY Platform Bed with Storage Ideas

1. Platform Bed with Storage and Wheels

Materials: Large baskets, caster wheels, wood glue, screws, four sheets of MDF, paint
Tools: Caulk, electric screwdriver
Difficulty Level: Moderate

If you’re looking for an adorable yet functional bed that will provide you with additional storage room, this platform bed with wheels is a perfect solution. It will bring you many hours of comfort while being utilized for storing various items. If you add knitted baskets, you can create a stylish bed that will improve the overall appearance of your room.


2. Platform Bed with Storage and Pet Bed

Materials: Six sheets of ¾’’x4’x8’ plywood, two pieces of 2x3x8’ lumber, four boards of 1x10x 10’, four boards of 1×10 x 10’ lumber, drawer slides, angle brackets, 5’’ base foam, cooling gel foam, latex foam, cotton mattress cover, screws, wood glue
Tools: Circular saw, speed square, level, jig saw, drill
Difficulty Level: Moderate

One amazing way to create a space for your loved pet while having a comfortable bed for yourself is to create this fun platform bed. This amazing bed provides additional space for your pup, close to the ground, for easy access. Another feature is plenty of room and drawers for storing clothes or everyday necessities. This bed is a clever and unique way of creating a versatile and practical bed with many outstanding features.


3. Classic King Storage Bed

Materials: Two sheets of 3/4″ plywood, one 4×8 sheet of 1/4″ plywood, five 1×2 8’, three 1×4 8’, nails, pocket hole screws
Tools: Tape measure, pencil, Kreg jig, drill, miter saw, table saw, brad nailer, sander
Difficulty Level: Moderate

This classic king storage bed is a beautiful addition for homeowners looking for a centerpiece of the room. With its high platform, it will make you feel like you’re floating. Beneath your mattress, there is plenty of room incorporated into the bed’s design, with multiple drawers perfect for storing clothes. The room provided will come with an additional closet while maximizing your bedroom’s space.


4. Platform Bed with Floating Nightstands

Materials: 10–20 1x3x6′ boards, one 4x4x8 board, six 2x4x8 boards, one 2x2x8 board, wood putty, nails, wood screws, wood glue, metal brackets
Tools: Table saw, miter saw, sander, tape measure, drill, hammer, clamps, wrench
Difficulty Level: Difficult

One perfect way to mix practicality with style is to craft this gorgeous platform bed with floating nightstands. It is an elegant and luxurious design with a simple form. This bed is highly functional because it provides room for storing all your everyday necessities right by your side. It can fit in with any interior design, and the best part is it maximizes space in your bedroom.


5. DIY Platform Bed with Storage

Materials: Three sheets of 4’ x 8’ ¾ inch plywood, two 10’ 2×4, one 1x4x8’ board
Tools: Miter saw, table saw, drill, a tape measure
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Every kid needs a proper way of storing their toys while saving as much room as possible. This DIY platform bed with storage is ideal for a messy bedroom, bringing in order and proper organization. Beneath the bed, there is a built-in room for storing boxes or drawers, where you will be able to store children’s toys or any other item.


6. Kids’ Platform Bed with Storage

Materials: Two 37×17 storage shelves, one 48×96’’ pine wood, one 12’ 2×4, one 96×48 board, four binding screws, 12 2’’ wood screws, bins in different colors
Tools: Kreg jig, tape measure
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Turning to DIYing is an ideal solution, especially when you can’t find exactly what you need. If you are looking for a children’s bed with an incredible amount of storage, then this platform bed is perfect. It will provide your kids with easily accessible toys that will be neatly stored and organized. If you add colored boxes, your kid’s room will feel much more fun and charming.


7. Easy Shelf Bed with Storage

Materials: Three storage shelves, one sheet of plywood, storage bins or baskets
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Difficulty Level: Easy

This easy shelf bed with storage is a perfect low-budget option for any homeowner. It is straightforward to make and provides you with a high-quality, durable solution. For crafting this bed, you don’t need any power tools or skills. You will only need some storage shelves, a sheet of plywood, a mattress, and several cute baskets.


8. Bookcase Bed with Storage

Materials: Bookshelves, timber slat, wood screws
Tools: Tape measure, drill
Difficulty Level: Easy

Crafting a bed with storage is a perfect way to test your creativity and imagination. There are many new ideas you can try out, and for that reason, we’ve included this project tutorial for a clever bookcase bed with storage. With only a few materials and tools necessary, you can achieve this gorgeous bookcase bed that will provide you with plenty of storage room. You can store all your everyday items, such as clothes, shoes, bags, and other accessories.


9. Scrap Wood Storage Bed

Materials: Two sheets of 3/4″ plywood ripped into strips, one sheet of 1/4″ plywood ripped into strips, 12 1×4 x 8’, six 1x3x8’, four 1x2x8’, six 1x8x8’, two 2x4x8’, drawer slides, knobs and handles, nails, wood glue, screws
Tools: Tape measure, pencil, Kreg jig, drill, circular saw, miter saw, table saw, brad nailer, sander
Difficulty Level: Difficult

This scrap wood storage bed is a truly unique design for a bed. Other than bringing a gorgeous, fun, and quirky appearance to your room, it will also be very practical and functional. It has multiple large drawers that are perfect for storing any type of item in a private and hidden space beneath the bed.


10. Platform Bed with Side Storage

Materials: Three sheets 3/4″ plywood, one sheet 1/4″ plywood, six 2x4x8’, four 1x2x8’, one 2x2x8’, screws, nails, wood glue
Tools: Tape measure, pencil, Kreg jig, drill, circular saw, level, brad nailer
Difficulty Level: Moderate

This platform bed with side storage is an ideal space-saving craft for large and awkward bedrooms. It will give your bedroom form and meaning with this side shelf that provides a dynamic and fun design. The shelf is also ideal for storing multiple things such as clothes, books, decor, plants, and many other necessities.

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Final Thoughts

After using this helpful list to find a perfect DIY plan for you, hopefully, you will end up with a gorgeous-looking, practical storage bed. Some of these beds are ideal for a children’s bedroom where they will neatly store their toys, or for the master bedroom and people that need extra storage in an unconventional space.


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