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Old 08-14-2016, 12:33 PM   #1
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Underbed storage mod

We never used the storage under our bed. With the mattress and mattress pad, it was heavy and awkward to get into it. We also struggled with a location for our dirty clothes. We usually had a clothes basket next to our bed which was a pain getting out of bed in the middle of the night.
So I took out the panel from the foot of the bed, added supports, and now we can slide two laundry baskets under the bed.
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:55 PM   #2
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We never used the storage under our bed. With the mattress and mattress pad, it was heavy and awkward to get into it. We also struggled with a location for our dirty clothes. We usually had a clothes basket next to our bed which was a pain getting out of bed in the middle of the night.
So I took out the panel from the foot of the bed, added supports, and now we can slide two laundry baskets under the bed.
great storage idea, and looks good,...... after three trailers in three yrs, we finally solved our dirty cloths problem with a basket that rides/stays in the shower, removes for shower use, next morning after the shower stall has had a chance to dry, back in it goes,.... out of the way and now we have a dedicated place for dirty clothes to be,...... mom always said "a place for everything and everything in it's place", ... works great for us, but your mod is nice work..............
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:31 PM   #3
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I bought the replacements from Amazon. 120 lbs supports each, 240 total. I can get into underbed storage with my wife still sleeping. Of course I have to put up with her all day if I do that LOL 😎

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Old 08-15-2016, 08:00 AM   #4
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What type of wood did you use to match so good?
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Old 08-15-2016, 04:41 PM   #5
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I had some 1.5"x3" poplar sitting in the garage. I had heard that poplar doesn't take stain that great but slapped some minwax Jacobean stain on and couldn't believe how close it came to the original. I did a shelf in another spot out of maple and it looks ok but not even close to this match. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-30-2016, 03:49 PM   #6
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Did something similar. Cut an access and made a door - alot a storage just hard to get to
sometimes. Also put an extension on the platform so now we have a full queen instead
of a short. Got a new better mattress from IKEA! Thank God!
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:06 PM   #7
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We never used the storage under our bed. With the mattress and mattress pad, it was heavy and awkward to get into it. We also struggled with a location for our dirty clothes. We usually had a clothes basket next to our bed which was a pain getting out of bed in the middle of the night.
So I took out the panel from the foot of the bed, added supports, and now we can slide two laundry baskets under the bed.
Nice mod!
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:00 PM   #8
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Extending the bed and a new mattress is on the list. Probably over the winter. We have a mattress pad that is getting us through right now but I am hoping to get more time in it next year so the upgrade would be nice.



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