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How to make underbed storage

Having storage under your bed is a smart way to make the most of your space. Whether it’s for a kid’s or parents bedroom, this D.I.Y. underbed storage design is perfect for keeping things stored out of sight.

What You’ll Need:



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Step 1: Base

Start by screwing in the two sides into your MDF base. Allow for roughly 4 screws per side, starting in the corner and spacing each screw 12cm apart. Then screw in your front and back pieces to the base.

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Step 2: Sides

Next you can hammer each of the sides together to secure them in place. Start by nailing in the top corner and reinforce with a second nail just below it.

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Step 3: Wheels

Position your wheels in each corner of your base. Then screw them in place.

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Step 4: Handles

Position your handle on one of the long sides of your box. This will depend on the style of handle you choose. Mark it then and pre-drill the holes for your screws. Leave the handle off while you paint.

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Step 5: Paint

You should be able to paint this size storage box using a sample pot of paint. Make sure you apply two coats of paint for a better finish. Once your paint is dry you can attach the handle.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint Test.
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