We purchased some new sofas early last week and knew that we’d be needing to put something underneath to keep the monsters (bunnies) from possibly causing any damage to the base.
Since under-storage doesn’t normally come that narrow we decided to make our own. We have a lot of board games stored in one of our closets (making it hard to get to when we have company over). I came up with a plan to make a drawer to store them in under the sofa, and make them easily accessible. After measuring the sofa and adjusting for space, we headed to Home Depot and gathered supplies.
We picked up some wood, handles, L-brackets & gorilla glue while at the store. Home Depot does cutting for you — so they were able to cut the wood to the measurements we needed. We had purchased some clearance red sample paint a while back, and it turns out it was perfect for this project.
The husband started the project by painting the pieces of wood and letting them dry.
We then secured all the frame pieces with small L-brackets, which seemed more secure than nailing them together. We also put a beam in the middle to keep the frame extra-secure from all the weight of the games.
After that we adhered the bottom of the drawer with gorilla glue. The glue was a little messy at first but had great results in keeping the bottom safely secure. We then drilled holes and fastened the handles for easy pull-out access.
Since the gorilla glue was a little messy we cleaned it up and did one last coat of paint around the edges. While that dried we took out our games and organized them inside the drawer.
Here is the end result of our project. We had a couple of issues in between that we were able to fix but overall it was a fairly simple project. It turned out pretty good and looks like it’s part of the living room. Now game night won’t be as much of a hassle and it keeps the little monsters out from under the sofa!