A corner base unit to take advantage of tons of space between two twin beds! Place a tv on top or just use for books ans storage. Featuring a face suitable for a cork board or chalkboard.
7 – 2×2, 8′ Long, Furring Strips
2 – 32″ High x 40 1/2″ Long (or longer) Wainscoting Panels OR 1 sheet of 1/4″ plywood or MDF
2 – 1×8 Boards, 8′ Length (Pine is cheapest and what Pottery Barn TEEN uses)
1 – sheet of 3/4″ plywood or MDF
Edge Banding (if you are using plywood and staining the bed)
CUT LIST FOR THE BOX
4 – 2×2 @ 40 1/4″ (Tops and Bottoms Box Ends)
4 – 2×2 @ 29″ (Legs for the Box Ends)
6 – 2×2 @ 37 1/4″ (Supports)
2 – 32″ High Wainscoting @ 40 1/2″ (Panels)
CUT LIST FOR THE TOP UNIT
1 – 1×8 @ 40 1/2″ (End)
2 – 1×8 @ 39 3/4″ (Long Dividers)
1 – 1×8 @ 14 1/2″ (Short Divider)
1 – 1×8 @ 24 1/2″ (Final Divider)
1 -1×2 @ 24 1/2″ (Cleat for Support Lid, 1st one installed)
1 – 1×2 @ 23 3/4″ (Cleat for Support Lid, 2nd one installed)
Work on a clean level surface with straight boards and check for square after each step. Always predrill and countersink every screw. If you are working with MDF, use Drywall screws and be sure to predrill the entire length of your screw. Use glue. Be safe and have fun.
Measure and cut your wainscoting to fit one side of the box. Then add the second piece. Attach with 1 1/4″ screws and DO NOT GLUE on all four edges. You want these pieces removeable so that you can move it in and out of a room. NOTE: If your doorways are larger than 32″ you can move this unit without disassembling, but just in case you move to a different home, I would still not glue this step.
Attach from underneath the top unit to the base unit using 2″ screws. Don’t glue so that removal is easy to do. You may also wish at this point to drill holes in certain point to create a “Smart” storage unit. You could hide cords in the “secret compartment” and keep cell phone chargers, laptop cords, or cords for media units tucked away neatly.
Thank you all for loving the Full Size Storage Bed! You may not fully understand what an impact and how much encouragement your feedback has on me. When I get positive comments, it motivates me to bring you more plans.
THANK YOU, FAITHFUL READERS!
That, and Teresa has so much faith in me, that she's already built the beds and is patiently waiting on this corner unit. And I wasn't about to make her spend $729 (before taxes and shipping on just this)
EASY TO BUILD
When I know she has (and you too) the skills to build what is essentially a table, with plywood (or wainscoting) on the sides, and a simple hutch on top.
WHAT ABOUT WAINSCOTING?
To make your life easier (and also matching the dimensions of the Pottery Barn TEEN Store-It Bed Corner Unit), you can use simple wainscoting panels for the sides of the base unit. And I would love to see someone add trim to the top edge. Of course, if you don't have access to the wainscoting panels, standard 1/4" sheet goods would do the trick too (or paneling).
Are shown above. Remember that a twin bed runs about 75" long to fit the space.
Ready to build it? Go measure your room and make sure you've got 116" of space in two directions in a corner. I could actually see a setup like this in a family room. And somewhere, someone's gonna put a TV on top and use the corner unit as a footboard instead of a headboard. I won't tell on you.