The Aches and Pains of Organizing a Bedroom and Building Under-Bed Storage


Building Rolling Under-Bed Storage Boxes

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When my daughter goes to visit her grandparents out of state every summer, it is sort of a tradition for me to build or remodel something in her bedroom. This year, I decided to build a new bed for her and also build a couple of rolling under-bed storage boxes. They are really easy to build and will be perfect for storing the mound of blankets she likes to hoard. Plus the boxes will keep the blankets off of the floor so they won’t get dirty! (Plans can be found here.)

I cut four pieces of 1×6 lumber for the frame of each box. I cut a groove near the bottom edge of each board to accommodate a piece of 1/4″ plywood for the bottom. I filled in the imperfections and knots on the outside of the boards with a filler, then sanded it smooth.

I drilled pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces, then thoroughly sanded the pieces.

I spread the pieces out on my work tables and sprayed them with flat white spray paint.

At this point, I am tired and very achy from becoming a proverbial whirlwind in trying to finish the projects in her rom! Toward the end of the day, I relieve the aches and pains with Fast-Acting Advil®  – an over-the-counter pain reliever containing ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Fast-Acting Advil® works great for me because it relieves my aches and pains, and allows me to keep going until I’m ready to stop!

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Stay tuned for a second post detailing the final steps in building the rolling under-bed storage boxes and a final reveal of the boxes in action!

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