$300 Built-In Trundle Bed and Cabinets


Want to get the most amount of storage in a tiny bedroom? Learn how to make the built-in trundle bed and cabinets just like the ones we put in the modern farmhouse guest house. One of the cabinets is for the kitchenette and the other will house the composting toilet like you'd find in a tiny house. We built the bed and both of the cabinets for less than $300.

make your own built in trundle bed and cabinets

If you've been following along on our journey as we transformed our garden shed into a bedroom for my step-daughter / guest cottage, you may remember what we started with. First, we had to change the door to open the other way.

make your own built in trundle bed and cabinets

We had big plans for this tiny space, such as adding a kitchenette and a place for a toilet. Plus, we wanted to have room for a bed that sleeps 2. So, we figured the best way to fit all of that in this 110 square foot room was to add built-ins. The least expensive way to do that was to build everything in place so we wouldn't need to have plywood for the backs and against the wall inside the cabinets.

make your own built in trundle bed and cabinets

The bed platform was built first. A metal pop-up trundle that we already had fits underneath.

make your own built in trundle bed and cabinets

We used 3/4" cabinet grade birch plywood for the cabinet sides and doors. The sides of the cabinets are supported by screwing into the horizontal shelf supports and also into the side of the bed.

make your own built in trundle bed and cabinets

Shelves were made using 1/2" birch plywood and were faced using pre-primed boards ripped down to 1-1/4".

make your own built in trundle bed and cabinets


make your own built in trundle bed and cabinets

My favorite part of the built-ins are the X-detail on the doors made with 1/4" luan strips.

make your own built in trundle bed and cabinets

If we ever need a night away from house, we're just a few steps away! See the rest of the room by clicking this link. Thank you for all that gave us ideas when we shared our other built-in bed and cabinets from my oldest son's bedroom!

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