In need of a bed that will hold all of your storage needs? The Shelf Bed Storage is a great idea on a low budget that is a great alternative to a bed and a closet.
All you need is....
3 Storage Shelves
12 Cubes Supply Holders
1 Sheet of Plywood
Mattress and Bed Clothes
Things to Store!
Step 1: Get Three Shelves and Turn
The first step to having great Shelf Bed Storage is to purchase or make three shelves. I was able to purchase my shelves at a big named store. If you have a full sized bed, like the bed that is shown, then shelves that hold four "cubes" fit perfectly! Once you purchase these shelves, turn them on their side.
Step 2: Shape Into a U
Once you have all of the shelves turned on their side, then shape them into a U Pattern. You do this so that you are able to utilize all twelve storage boxes, four on each side, that the shelves would normally give you.
I also put school materials that I rarely need in the middle part of the U so that they are safely out of the way. Some of the things that you could put on the inside U of the bed would be Holiday Decorations, extra cleaning supplies, keepsakes that you don't have room to show off yet, ect. If you have anything like this that you would like to be out of the way, now would be the time to put it underneath the bed.
Step 3: Put on Plywood
After all of your shelves are in a U shape, you simply need to put on a sheet of plywood over them. The one I have shown is in a strange shape because it was re-purposed from a wood shop in town. You do not need to make the strange shape of the one shown. A simple square shaped plywood will do. I recommenced that you get at least 1/4" or 1/2" thick plywood.
Step 4: Matress
After the plywood is placed on the U shape, next comes your mattress! Like it was mentioned earlier, The mattress shown is a full and it fits perfectly!!!
Step 5: Make Your Bed! Enjoy
Once the mattress is on, all you need to do is make your bed and take a nap!
Step 6: Fill Your Storage
Once you wake up from your nap, you will be able to fill your storage bins with whatever you wish! I have mine filled with clothes, shoes, and school supplies but the possibilities are endless! The Shelf Bed Storage provides the user with a cheap and clean way to have a bed that looks like a million bucks! ENJOY!