Storage is a must in any household but not all houses come with an abundance of cupboards to hold or your essential items.
Creating extra storage under your bed is a smart way to make the most of available bedroom space. Items are not only kept out of sight in a more orderly fashion, but you are using an area that can be underutilised. Placing the storage unit on castor wheels will make access easier, especially if the items you are storing are a little bulky or heavy.
Best of all, if you are renting you can take the storage unit with you to your next place.
If you are not DIY-minded, don’t fear as our step-by-step instructions from Bunnings will guide you through the project. If you know the dimensions of materials required your local hardware store will cut them for you, some may charge a small fee.
- Power drill
- Paint brush
- 1 x handle
- 4 x wheels
- 50mm nails
- Paint (white acrylic or colour sample pot)
- Base - 600mm x 900mm x12mm MDF
- Sides - 18mm x 140mm x 562mm pine
- Back and front - 18mm x 140mm x 900mm pine
Step 1: Base
Start by screwing the two sides into your MDF base. Allow for roughly four screws per side, starting in the corner and spacing each screw 12cm apart. Then screw your front and back pieces into the base.
Step 2: Sides
Hammer each of the sides together to secure them in place. Nail in the top corner and reinforce with a second nail just below.
Step 3: Wheels
Position the wheels in each corner of your base and screw them in place.
Step 4: Handles
Position your handle on one of the long sides of your box, mark it and then pre-drill the holes for your screws.A handy tip is to leave the handle off while you paint.
Step 5: Paint
You should be able to paint this size storage box using a sample pot of paint. Make sure you apply two coats of paint for a better finish, choose bright colours to create a statement piece or neutral colours if you want your box to blend in with the rest of your room. Remember to use a drop sheet to catch any drips and, if using, a gloss enamel it's best to paint in a well-ventilated area. Once your paint is dry remember to attach the handle.