6 - 18" Undermount Drawer Slides
6 - Beautiful Drawer Pulls or Knobs
6 - 1x10 8' Length
2 - 1x12 8' Length
3/4" Plywood Leftover from the Bed
6 - 17 1/2" x 25 1/4" pieces of 3/4" plywood (Bottom of Drawers)
12 - 1x10 @ 17 1/2" (Sides of Drawers)
12 - 1x10 @ 26 3/4" (Front and Back of Drawers)
6 - 1x12 @ 27 1/2"
* 1x10 boards measure 9 1/2" wide
Cutting and Building Instructions. Begin by cutting all your boards. The plywood must be cut square. Check for square using a metal square. Always use glue and use 2" nails or screws, unless otherwise directed.Attaching sides to bottom.
As shown above, fasten the sides, B (green) to the bottom, A (blue). Build six of these. Keep outside edges flush.
Attaching the front and back. Keeping all outside edges flush, fasten the front and back (Boards C) to the drawers (shown in blue above). Make sure you fasten C (blue) to the sides and the bottom (white). Do this for all six drawers. This is shown above.
Drawers for the Queen Sized Storage Bed. Add tons of very useable storage to your room with this plan. Bed plans available here.
Attach the Drawer to the Bed. Using the 18" Undermount drawer slides, attach the drawer to the bed, as shown above. Center the drawer on the open cubby. The drawer without the face attached will sit inset 3/4" from the outside of the bed.
Push the drawer in. Push the drawer all the way in the bed, so there is a 3/4" gap between the front of the drawer and the outside of the bed. This is shown above.
Attaching the drawer face. With the drawer pushed all the way in, center the drawer frace on the drawer. There will be approximately 1/8" gap all the way around the door. When you are satisifed with the placement of the drawer face, nail once in each corner area with 1 1/4" nails. Then pull the drawer out, with the face attached. From the inside of the drawer, nail through the front into the back side of the face. This will hide most of your nail holes. Be aware of where you will be placing your hardware and avoid adding nails where you may need to add screws.