DIY Bed Risers

by leanneja on November 8, 2013 · 4 comments

in DIY,General organizing

bed riser 4.1

Emilee’s bed was about 1/2″ to low for the storage boxes that needed to fit under it so I was going to purchase bed risers. The only problem was I just couldn’t pay $20 for something I could make for a fraction of the cost, so I made them myself. It’s not like bed risers are pretty and they’re going to be hidden by a ruffle anyway.

bed risers.1

I started with this fence post from Home Depot. It was my lucky day! It was on sale for a whole $1. I wish I needed more of them for something. It’s hard to pass up a deal like that.  Anyway, I cut four 4″ pieces for the bed risers.

bed riser 2.1

I didn’t have a drill bit big enough for the bed post to go into so I made 3 smaller holes to form one big one.

bed riser 3.1

It worked perfectly. We took the wheels off, because frankly they were stupid. The bed post fits about 1/2″ to 3/4″ inside the riser to give it stability.

bed riser 4

Now the storage boxes fit perfectly under her bed. You do what you have to do when you move to a smaller place and have limited space.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

NaDell November 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Great idea! I was just trying to figure out how to make my bed taller for that same reason (well, mostly to get rid of a stack of boxes in the corner of my room.)
Sounds like a quick and easy project!

Jeanine November 8, 2013 at 4:35 pm

You are a clever- clever girl! :)

Eva December 29, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Perfect & exactly what I’d like to do! Thank you for posting. What type of saw did you use? I went to both home depot & lowes.
Unfortunatly, they do not have a saw that is able to cut through 6×6 posts. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

leanneja December 29, 2013 at 9:11 pm

I used a chop saw to cut the 4×4 fence post into 4″ pieces.

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