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STEP 5: Place your mattress on top and then cover with your sheets and bedding.

STEP 5:

Place your mattress on top and then cover with your sheets and bedding.

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  1. webbrowan January 30, 2017 at 11:44 pm
    This idea totally takes upcycling to an entirely new level indeed! I have never thought of placing a shelf horizontally to create space but this awareness can help me utilize many of my underused bookshelves to create both single and queen beds.
  2. nathandavidson December 20, 2015 at 11:36 pm
    This looks ingenious and that ample amount of under-bed storage looks very enticing too. However, I personally think that the retrieval of the items under the mattress would be difficult because you would need to lift up all the individual pieces of plywood before you can get anything out.
  3. Koh EL November 29, 2013 at 2:36 am
    Has anyone tried this yet? Which Ikea shelf to purchase and what type of bed size to fit the setup?
  4. greenapples September 9, 2013 at 1:10 pm
    im just curious how much weight it can hold up- Esp if a queen mattress is used and two people are sleeping on in
  5. jsgittens August 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    Could you use a queen sized mattress in a similar way with this DIY?
  6. cibi July 18, 2012 at 11:20 am
    Nice idea, but don't forget to drill holes in the plywood or you will have condensation between the mattress and the plywood and mold will grow...
  7. Marc Carter July 10, 2012 at 11:21 am
    This is a perfect and inexpensive way to store seasonal items, like sweaters that aren't used in the crazy NYC summer months!