How would you make bed riser the plastic ones in the store break easy?

Denise Tryon
by Denise Tryon
  10 answers
  • Just Retired Just Retired on Jun 19, 2017

    Not quite sure what you mean cand you clarify a bit more. Thanks much

  • Brenda Brandt Deason Brenda Brandt Deason on Jun 19, 2017

    I've had good luck with the plastic ones. I think I would get a four-by-four post and cut it to the height needed and put them under the plastic risers to support them. That way you still have the sturdy base, but the weight of the bed would be on the posts.

  • ConiS ConiS on Jun 19, 2017

    That's a great idea! I was going to suggest building them out of wood but your answer is simpler, faster and would support the riser. Good job! I am getting these risers for a trundle bed and I was worried it was so heavy it would break the riser. Now I'm gonna brace them with 4 x 4's!!

  • Sheila gorton Sheila gorton on Jun 19, 2017

    Know how high you want them,go to lumber yard & ask for 4 pieces of a 4x4 whatever height you want & they will cut them for you.

  • Rebecca Babbitt Rebecca Babbitt on Jun 19, 2017

    I've also had pretty good luck with the plastic ones, are there different grades of plastic risers? Maybe there are nicer risers? In college we also used to use milk crates. It is not attractive.

  • Bgoncalves5670 Bgoncalves5670 on Jun 19, 2017

    Just a thought , use the plastic ones as a mold and fill with cement. They have the premade in bottles you can just pour in if you are thinking this way. I wouldn't even take it out of mold just use the whole thing for support.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 19, 2017

    got my bed risers from Bed Bath and Beyond and have used them for over three years without a problem. I wanted to be able to put my seasonal clothes into underbed boxes but they didn't fit, now I can stack two at a time.

  • Marty Marty on Jun 19, 2017

    I do this all the time.get a four by four and have it cut to the height you great and doesn't break easy just try to stay away from knots

  • William William on Jun 19, 2017

    Lots of photos here. Click on a photo and go to the site. Can you post your project here. Would help out a lot of members.

  • Susan Bechamp Susan Bechamp on Jun 19, 2017

    The first plastic bed risers I bought were cupped on top to prevent the legs from slipping off. Unfortunately they were also hollow on the bottom, which weakened them. I saw they would splay outward while dusting the floor one day. I couldn't find any other style, so I used the originals as a mold and filled them with cement. When the cement had dried and cured, I glued felt to the bottom and painted the cement black to blend with the frame. Seven years later and my daughter is still using them on her bed.

    For our bed I had hubby help make new ones out of wood. He began with 4x4 blocks of wood 61/2 inches high. He carved "cups" into the top of each block (used his lathe) deep enough that the legs couldn't tip out. To further insure the stability, he mounted each leg onto a board that lay flat on the floor at the head of the bed, and again at the foot of the bed. The risers can't tip or move independently anymore. I now have enough space under the bed for plenty of storage. Short legged as I am, he also built me a step stool since this added almost 5 1/2 inches to the bed's height. (I really need to learn how to use that lathe  ).