Queen storage bed

Submitted by willowpond on Thu, 04/26/2018 - 20:39

I started with the queen storage bed plans and modified them to fit my needs. Two drawers on each side, one at the foot, all the same dimensions. I left open bins at the head of the bed because there wouldn’t be room to open drawers. They can be used for books or electronics, whatever my son wants to keep close. I mounted a power strip with USB ports inside the open bins (out of sight) so he can charge his electronics.


I used birch plywood for the benches, pine for the drawers. I painted the drawer boxes navy blue, matching one wall in the bedroom, and used edge glued birch panels finished with clear water based semi gloss poly for the drawer faces. 


This is is definitely my most difficult project so far, and the one I love the most. 

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$200 - birch plywood, edge glued birch panels, pine for the drawers, drawer slides, drawer knobs, assorted hardware, latex paint, poly finish.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
Clear poly semi gloss - three coats, light sanding in between
Navy blue latex semi gloss on the drawer boxes
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