How to build a lift storage bed. This lift storage bed has springs that keep it open and help it close with more control. Converts to a sofa in a tiny house. Free plans by Ana-White.com
2 4x8 sheets 1/4" plywood for the bottoms 1 4x8 sheet 3/4" plywood 1 - 1x6 @ 8 feet long 2 - 1x8 @ 8 feet long 3 - 1x8 @ 6 feet long 5 - 2-1/2" caster wheels (we did three swivels and two locking) 3 - hinges Bed lift kit suitable for full size mattress Edge banding for finishing plywood edges
2 - 1x8 @ 75" 3 - 1x8 @ 52-1/2" 2 - 1/4" plywood @ 54" x 37-1/2" 1 - 1x6 @ 75" 1 - 3/4" plywood @ 48" x 75"
Build the frame out of 1x8s. We choose to use 1x8s to get the right height when working with 6" mattress and caster wheels (ended up using 2-1/2" caster wheels) to fit inside the loft bed area and also opted for 1x material to keep weight down since this project will be used in a tiny house. You could use other materials here, wouldn't go less than a 1x6 (small storage cavity and not enough strength) unless you support underneath with additional caster wheels. You can build in a number of different ways. We used 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws, but you could also use screws but I don't recommend nails.