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what's the best way to add drawers to a classic 2x6 bed frame?

by Spikes
posted 12-09-2018 03:37 AM


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jmartel

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#1 posted 12-09-2018 03:42 AM

Why not make a plywood cabinet that fits underneath the bed? Then you can attach drawer runners to that, and build drawers out of plywood. Should work out fine, and if you size the drawers right, you won’t see it at all.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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Spikes

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#2 posted 12-09-2018 03:48 AM

thanks for the thought @jmartel, maybe I’m not understanding what you’re suggesting, but if I did that, looking from the end of the bed, I’d see a big box underneath. Also part of the reason why I don’t want a platform bed is breathability. If I put a cabinet underneath taking up all the space I kind of end up in the same place.

Also in my case cost is always a problem, a platform style bed from 3+ sheets of playwood is a lot more expensive than building a frame style from 2×4s like I linked.

hope that makes sense and thanks again for the feedback.

-- Don't worry about making progress, worry about practicing. If you practice you will make progress even if you don't want to.

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AlaskaGuy

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#3 posted 12-09-2018 05:15 AM

It could depend on a few things. What you want to store, what you want it to look like and how often you intend to get in and out of the them.

Also for Ideas do a google search “under the bed drawers” and similar. Check out YouTibe too.

https://www.bestproducts.com/home/cleaning-organizing/g1141/underbed-storage-drawers/

If you don’t get into them often it could be as simple as drawers on wheels.


For more room you make you bed higher too. The older you get the more I like a high bed. :)

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=under+the+bed+drawers

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Spikes

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#4 posted 12-09-2018 05:41 PM

it’ll be used to store clothes primarily, so not heavy, 70% clothes for “the other season” so not frequently accessed. like I said in my other reply I was trying to stay away from sliding drawers, however after seeing this maybe I can use that approach and still avoid the problems I mentioned by creating a big of a guide/frame around it:

https://youtu.be/WWoZwHH8opE?t=358

thanks,

-- Don't worry about making progress, worry about practicing. If you practice you will make progress even if you don't want to.

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robscastle

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#5 posted 12-14-2018 09:25 PM

In Jan 2011 this was my solution to the storage situation.
refelects what somebody in Alaska might do as well.

I only have one image so if you need more info your going to have to ask.

-- Regards Rob

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