My oldest son's room is only 97 square feet. We needed to add the maximum amount of storage in the small, awkwardly-shaped room. My husband and I decided to make a built-in bed using a couple of stock cabinets to flank the bed. Using Ana White's plans, we made 3 rolling trundle drawers to go underneath.
Built from Plan(s)
Cost for the trundle drawers, themselves, with the hardware was $14.00 per drawer. The total cost for the built-in bed, trundle drawers, and 2 cabinets that flank the bed was $480.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
(2) Sheets of 3/4″ thick plywood (we used pre-primed sheets for a better paint surface) (4) 2″ X 3″ X 8′ boards (for the frame behind the cabinets) (1) 4 x 8′ sheet of 1/4″ luan with smooth surface (2) 18″ wide drawer base cabinets. We bought these fro
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