Emma's Storage Bed

Submitted by tugnut1 on Sun, 01/08/2012 - 07:02

I built this bed for my daughter as a X-mas gift. The build didn't take long at all to make. I followed the plan pretty close. I did a few things differently, but it turned out much the same. I used sanded plywood instead of the particle board for the headboards and foot boards. I was able to remove the feet that show up at the footboard of the bed by putting a long cleat on the back sides of the storage units that sat about 12 inches back from both ends of the head and foot of the bed. I finished the bed in gloss white latex paint. The finishing of the bed took the longest part, followed by sanding.

The Most difficult part of this bed for me was the hinges. I wish that I would have done them a little differently, but they work. Easy fun project.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Gloss White latex paint
Recommended Skill Level


Lesley (not verified)

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 17:33

I dont understand how the headboard goes together. Did you use a Kreg Jig to assemble the headboard? If so, how does the Kreg Jig work?
Is it the same for the footboard?

Any advice you can share with me would be great!
Thanks! :)


Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:22

 I would like to remove the little feet like you did on the Emma's Storage Bed. If possible could you provide more details on how you did this?  Thank you so much - I like your bed!

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