Drawers in the Steps

Storage in a small, century home is scarce. So, we are making the most of our space by adding storage drawers in the steps. The project didn't really cost us anything except the cost of the carpet on top of the steps. We dismantled an old changing table/dresser and repurposed the drawers and drawer glides. We attached the drawer glides to the risers and then added the steps on top. You can check out the entire tutorial and more home improvements at:
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  • Cheryl Cheryl on Mar 21, 2016
    Do you have a latch of some sort like the pop-open type where you push in on it and it opens up a bit? If not, how do you open them?
  • Lo Lo on Jan 28, 2017
    We're those regular stairs? How did you build drawers into them?


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  • Janna Haddix Janna Haddix on Apr 15, 2020

    I love this idea! Used correctly, this could be a great asset!

  • Joanie Joanie on Dec 09, 2020

    Years ago this worked for my Nana's brother and wife. When they passed.....someone had told them where all their money and valuables were. They took that chance of possibly their house burning down. They didn't believe in banks. I think it is a good idea for some storage though. Just telling ya a little history from the past. :)))

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