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Overbed storage idea help. Answered

Hey everyone, i'm moving into a new room in a shared house and i'm downsizing massively from my last flat so I have lots of stuff and no storage.
i came up with an idea of having a bunkbed type frame to go over the single bed in the room but the top would be free for storage rather than a mattress. (I can't drill into any walls)
does anyone have any suggestions or ideas how I could do this safely and on the cheap? I can get plenty of lumber and wood pallets for free but need help with the build ideas and instruction.
thanks everyone
CK

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Lorddrake
Lorddrake

4 years ago

I would recommend getting a set of bed risers in addition to going the bunkbed route.

The risers will give you more room under the bed so you can store the heavy items you have without fear of being crushed in your sleep.

The upper bunk bed will give you room to store the lighter items you have.

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

4 years ago

"dorm furniture" Google images.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

4 years ago

Could you use a bunkbed (possibly a discarded one) and modify it to take boards instead of a mattress?

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

4 years ago

Those bunkbeds that come apart are essentially two regular bedframes that are stacked up on each other. They usually have some kind of pin or nuts/bolts to secure the legs lined up on top of each other. Make a similar sized copy of your existing bedframe but extend the legs to accomodate the headroom you need under the bed and secure all the supporting bedslats or plywood sheet that will be the "mattress" or bottom of your storage unit above. Get help to position the new bedframe above the old and secure. Good luck.