Homemade Bed Risers and Additional Storage Space

Debbie Harris
by Debbie Harris
I just can't trust bed risers that are plastic! I'm afraid that they'll break, or that the frame leg will jump off the tiny lip at the top of the riser if it gets bumped too hard or there is too much weight put on it. And who likes the way they look? And the "you-pay-for-what-you-get" rule definitely applies to plastic. So here is my version of a bed riser that you can definitely live with for a long long time.
I started with 5 x 5 x 5 solid wood blocks I got at my local lumber yard. Not at a home store. Lumber yards carry all kinds of building supplies and types of lumber that you can't get at the big box stores!
Getting the right measurements are important. You decide how much space you need under your bed.
Then how you decorate the riser is up to you.
The additional storage space is a big bonus that I've definitely taken advantage of! Get all of the information on how to make your own Bed Risers on my blog at the link below.
Debbie Harris
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  • Kathy Kathy on Mar 14, 2019

    What about bed risers for a 3 x3 square bed post

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  • Hannah V Hannah V on Feb 12, 2016
    This is such a smart solution!
  • Edward Thirlwall Edward Thirlwall on Apr 23, 2016
    I have been using bed raisers my whole life but I did not build any of them on my own. I bought them from hardware stores but some of them are not of a good quality so the bed legs are already caving in which could be dangerous. Hence, I prefer to use underneath bed storage and your idea is just perfect.
    • Debbie Harris Debbie Harris on Apr 23, 2016
      @Edward Thirlwall Thanks! I like feeling secure even if I just sit on the bed.