Last week I showed you my no-sew bedskirt, necessitated by the fact that I put the bed on risers to take advantage of all that glorious storage potential under there. When you live in a house with limited closet space you really have to use every nook and cranny! With our king-sized bed a few inches higher, I can fit several storage boxes under there that hold out-of-season clothes and my kids’ school mementos from each year. I LOVE having these items out of the way but easily accessible.
After I created a base, I measured the space for the wheel to sit into, marked it,
and attached the pieces together the old fashioned way (too lazy to drag out the compressor and nail gun for this little project!)
It’s much easier to place the risers into position of you flip your mattress and box spring up first. This is a bit cumbersome but you can do it yourself.
The bedframe, before risers….
….and the frame on risers, adding 2″ to the storage space under the bed. I placed a piece of non-skid rug underlay around each wheel so they would fit in there nice and snug.
Now I know some of you are thinking that with movement (get your mind out of the gutter!) the wheel could pop out sideways and the bed will come crashing down. With that in mind I put my risers to the test and invited three (surprised and delighted) offspring, ages 14, 12 and 10, to take turns doing the old run-jump-land onto my bed to ensure it’s sturdiness, and I’m happy to tell you that the bed didn’t move a centimeter. The wheels are in their risers nice and tight, but if you are concerned you could add another piece of scrap wood to the sides.
I’m linking up the DIY bed risers to these wonderful blogs: