Are you struggling with bugs and want to isolate and guard your bed against them? Do you sleep on a bed that’s too low that is feels as if you’re sleeping on the floor?
I know those feelings because I have ever been there before. And that is not cool at all!
You definitely need bed risers.
Why bed risers?
Bed risers create useful storage space under the bed. So even if you don’t need to raise your bed and you don’t mind it being short, this is one of the reasons you should do so.
If you are a college student who lives in a small and shared dorm room, or you are accommodated in a tiny apartment in the city, or just somebody with a shopping addiction like me, the more storage space you can use the better.
It comes in handy for off-season clothes, storing handbags (you ladies know what I mean), keeping old textbooks that you don’t want to get rid of, or for whatever other reason you might need extra storage space.
Though most people use bed risers to make additional room for storage, this isn’t the only reason you may want to raise your bed.
Bed risers make it easier to get in and out of bed, together with providing the upscale appearance of a bed that is higher off the ground.
If you have a minimalistic bed, you could produce more space using bed risers.
Based on your requirements, you’ll have the ability to lift the bed to 3, 5 or 8 inches over the floor.
Why DIY bed risers if you can just buy them?
Of course, you can purchase bed risers for a cheap price, but I have used those before and I don’t believe they were sturdy enough.
DIY bed riser is a handmade, better and sturdier alternative that will change your life.
Want to build yourself a set? Keep reading…
You can create super simple DIY bed risers for little to no money, using whatever you have got at home.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fence Posts (or any other available wood, as long as it is strong and thick enough.)
- Miter Saw or Hand Saw
- Mod Podge
- Gold Foil Paper
- Power Drill
- 1 Inch Drill Bit (to make the hole)
Steps to make bed risers:
- Always be sure you have all of the critical tools, material, and space ready.
- First determine the height you want to add to your bed legs, then figure out how to raise your bed safely.
- Since there are no sides, but the wood you’ll be using on a table and ask someone to help you hold it in position.
- Start cutting the wood according to the measurements you’ve already made.
- Using your large drill bit, make a 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch (or deeper if you want), and indent the top of the wood.
- Double-check to make sure your indention is large enough to hold your bed frame leg without too much wiggling.
If it’s not, then just use your bit to expand the hole slightly, but be careful not to go too deep and ruin the riser.
- You want it to be snug, so it is safe and holds your bed right.
- If you don’t mind the treated wood look, you can be done now!
- But I chose to make mine look like gold bricks. Using gold metallic wrapping paper, I cut pieces to wrap around the risers.
- I applied Mod Podge to the paper and lined up the bottom of the riser to the bottom of the paper, then I kept applying Mod Podge and tightly rolled and wrapped the riser.
- The last step was to fold the remaining paper around the top, kind of like a present, and trim the excess away from the indent.
- That’s it! Lift up your bed and put on your risers, and enjoy the free storage space you’ve just got for yourself.
Other uses for bed risers?
You are going to not only have the additional size of the bed but the attractiveness of the space below the bed.
Risers can be set below computer desks, tables or any other piece of furniture that you might want to lift from the floor to earn more space and get more comfortable in your room.
If you still want more space, I’d recommend you also build a DIY bed frame for any mattress size.