Asked on Feb 17, 2018

How to make a raised cabinet/armoire for storage?

by Alana
I need some way to add dog storage to my room but using less space and without fully attaching something to wall. I was considering redoing an armoire like the picture below.

But then I came up with an idea to use a raised cabinet, like a display cabinet. So I would be able to put her giant metal trash can food storage under it. I just can't seem to figure out what the actual furniture piece would be called, if it exists, or how I might be able to make one. I don't have a lot of experience redoing things or many power tools (sadly icon ) so any ideas are greatly appreciated.
q how to make a raised cabinet armoire for storage
An armoire redone into a dog storage cabinet. It's awesome!
q how to make a raised cabinet armoire for storage
I want to use a raised cabinet, kind of like this, but with solid sides and doors so I use that for storage too (and to hide the mess inside)
q how to make a raised cabinet armoire for storage
My quick and bad sketch of my idea.
  3 answers
  • 27524803 27524803 on Feb 17, 2018
    Instead of the giant metal trash can for food storage..... what about a bench with a large drawer to hold the food.... just build it out of good quality plywood and use a food safe sealer... you could even size it to go around/over a large plastic tote insert for the drawer

    • Alana Alana on Feb 17, 2018
      How does that help with the rest of the dog supplies that need storage? Like treats, meds, etc.
      She is a large dog and her trash can hold over 60lbs of dog food. I've had the trash can for a long time and it works well.

  • Sharon Sharon on Feb 17, 2018
    Put the bed on a platform and use underneath for storage. Get smaller containers for the dog food like 5 gal buckets from the hardware or home store. you can also use used kitchen cabinets from Habitat for Humanity Restore cheap.

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    • Sharon Sharon on Feb 17, 2018
      Find some containers that fit in it then, or buy less kibble at a time.

  • C Crow C Crow on Feb 17, 2018
    You might also find a cabinet or old chifferobe that you could place atop a coffee or dining table. Often see items (sometimes free) you could use this way on Craigslist if that is available in your location.