This piece rolls nicely underneath the Headboard Base for easy pull out but hidden storage! Simple to build and one on each side of the headboard base will give you a ton of extra storage for whatever you may need it for. Stuffed animals, laundry, other random things that don’t have a home…this is the solution for them, and is a fun addition to our Stuff your Stuff Collection!
As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. If you are a blogger and you post about your build, don’t forget to include a link to your post on your showcase here. Don’t forget… for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig Saw, Circular, Table, or Miter Saw
- Multi-Square and Carpenter’s Square
- Kreg Jig – if you build frequently, invest in this one.
- Nail Gun
- 1 Sheet of 3/4” Ply or MDF (this should make 2 units) or for only one, purchase about a 1/2 sheet.
- 1-1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws or 2″ Wood Screws or 2” Finish Nails
- 4 – 2” Casters
- Countersink Drill Bit
- Pocket Hole Plugs – Paint Grade, Pine, Oak – optional
- Safety Gear
- 3/4″ Edge Banding – optional
- Wood Filler
- Wood Glue
- Sanding Supplies
- Paste Wax
- Finishing Supplies
- 2 – 3/4” Ply or MDF at 18” x 18 1/2” Front and Back Panels
- 2 – 3/4” Ply or MDF at 18” x 11 1/2” Sides
- 1 – 3/4” Ply or MDF at 10” x 18 1/2” Bottom
Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.
Build the Structure: Cut or Carve out the Handle Holds, they are approximately 4” in diameter half circles, but you can adjust this as needed. Fasten your front and back (yellow) to the sides (blue) using your Kreg Jig set for 3/4” stock and your 1 1/4” pocket hole screws and glue.
Fasten the Bottom in Place: Use 1 1/4” Pocket hole screws and glue to fasten the bottom inset and up about 3/4” from the bottom edges of the box. This gives you a bit of room to hide the casters a tiny bit. Then simply follow the directions on your particular casters and fasten them in place accordingly.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School
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