I wanted cubbies for storage and also wanted to access the space under the bed between the cubbies. So here is what I did~
I first build 2 sets of cubbies. Each one is 16" deep x 15" Tall x 80" Long.
I added 1" trim to the front of the cubby to finish the edges which made the depth 17". I attached the bottom trim flush with the inside of the cubby so it raised the height to about 15 1/2". (Visit the site and this will all make sense!)
Next I built the headboard and the foot board. I attached the center board of the foot board to the posts with top hinges and a latch at the bottom so that I could open it to access the middle of the bed.
Finally (After painting everything!) I screwed the headboard and foot board to the cubbies. I used L brackets in some place to make it even more secure. I didn't want the bed to move or squeak AT ALL! :)
Be aware that when you follow Ana's plans she turned her king size bed on its side and so the dimensions are not exactly accurate for a typical king size bed. READ all of the directions before you begin your project.
The overall cost was about $400 or so. About 1/4 of what it would have cost me to buy one! And...I know it is done right and with solid wood.
Here are the cubbies! I bought regular old Steralite storage bins from Target and slip covered them with canvas. I wanted BIG bins so this was my best option.
I simply laid the tote on top of the fabric (one side at a time) and cut each piece about 2 inches bigger than that actual size to allow for the seam. The exception was at the top. I wanted the fabric to fold over the top so I added about 5" to the height and used the finished edge of the fabric.
As you can see there is a lip around the top of the bin. Once I sewed the four sides together I pulled the slipcover over the bin (Inside out) and I folded the fabric at the corners and pinned it so that it would fit snug and not fall off of the bin. I then stitched the mitered corners. I had to be careful to not sew it too tight because I had to be able to pull it over the bin. Next, I simply adhered Velcro to the bin and the underside of the fabric to attach it. I glued the Velcro to the bin with E6000 glue and held it down with masking tape until it dried. I stitched the Velcro to the fabric. It's not going anywhere! I am super happy with the finished project! I think I will be adding some sort of vintage print to the front of the slip covers at some point but that is another project for another day!