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How to make DIY bed risers!


DIY bed risers are a simple sturdy solution for a short bed when you need more storage.

You can make these easy and inexpensive bed raisers for less than $15.

DIY bed risers are a simple solution for a short bed or when you need more under bed storage. You can make these super simple DIY bed risers for less than $15.

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Do you have a tall bed or a short bed?

We have always had a taller bed so when we bought our sleep number we felt like we were sleeping on the floor.

Not cool! It was like driving a truck and then getting in a car. You know that feeling if you have ever been there.

It just wasn’t going to work, so we had to come up with a new solution to raise up the entire bed.

Of course, purchasing bed risers can be fairly inexpensive but I have used those before and never felt they were super sturdy.

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It was DIY bed risers to the rescue and these worked out great.

Want to build yourself a set? Keep reading for the full tutorial.

What you will need for DIY bed risers:

 

How do you make homemade bed risers?

I’m not sure you can get any easier than these wooden bed risers.

You will first need to purchase a piece of 4×4 lumber.

How long you cut your riser pieces will truly depend on how tall you want your bed but we went with 7 inches.

Chop down all your risers, don’t forget the middle support beams as well.

DIY bed risers are a simple solution for a short bed or when you need more under bed storage. You can make these super simple DIY bed risers for less than $15.



Once you have made all of your cuts you will need to use a 1-inch hole saw to make your middle hole cuts to place the metal bed frame (without the wheels attached) down into.

Measure the length of your bed frame as they may all differ.

Measure the center of the 4×4 so you will know where to make the hole cut and drill all of your holes.

DIY bed risers are a simple solution for a short bed or when you need more under bed storage. You can make these super simple DIY bed risers for less than $15.



We first tried to use the bed lifts with just the pieces of 4×4 wood block but they didn’t feel near sturdy enough for us.

So, we then took a 1x6x6 inch board and cut down 6-inch pieces to screw onto the base of the 4×4 pieces (using 2 2-inch nails in each base).

This allowed them to be nice and sturdy with no wobble.

DIY bed risers are a simple solution for a short bed or when you need more under bed storage. You can make these super simple DIY bed risers for less than $15.



Now that you have finished them (for right around $10 is what we spent on both pieces of lumber) you can then stain them a nice color or leave them unfinished.

Even if you aren’t needing to raise your bed because you don’t mind it being short, these bed risers create awesome storage space under the bed.

Great for dorm rooms!!

They come in handy for off-season clothes, storing handbags (you ladies know what I mean) or whatever else you might need extra storage space for.

How much weight can you put on bed risers?

These specific bed risers are meant to handle the same amount of weight as your traditional bed frame as you will be using all your bed frame support points for making the base.

Want to print these DIY Instructions?

DIY Bed Risers

DIY Bed Risers

Yield: 4-6 supports
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Estimated Cost: very inexpensive

DIY bed risers are a simple sturdy solution for a short bed when you need more storage. You can make these easy and inexpensive bed raisers for less than $15.

Materials

  • 1 - 4x4x8 board
  • 1 - 1x6x6 board
  • 2 inch screws

Tools

  • Miter Saw
  • Drill
  • Hole Saw (1 inch)

Instructions

  1. How long you cut your riser pieces will truly depend on how tall you want your bed but we went with 7 inches. Using the 4x4 board chop down all your risers, don’t forget the middle support beams as well.
  2. Once you have made all of your cuts you will need to use a 1-inch hole saw to make your middle hole cuts to place the metal bed frame (without the wheels attached) down into. I would suggest checking out the pictures within the post if you are confused about this part.
  3. Measure the length of your bed frame as they may all differ.
  4. Measure the center of the 4×4 so you will know where to make the hole cut and drill all of your holes.
  5. We then took a 1x6x6 inch board and cut down 6-inch pieces to screw onto the base of the 4×4 pieces (using 2 2-inch nails in each base). This piece is what helped them but nice and sturdy.



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Emily

Wednesday 31st of January 2018

I would love a wide shot of what the finished product looks like, Can you update? Thanks!

Melissa

Friday 2nd of February 2018

Emily, our bed skirt covers these up so a wide shot of the bed you can't actually see them.