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17 Storage Projects by The Family Handyman Readers

These space-saving, clutter-busting storage projects will inspire you to come up with your own creative home organization ideas. Read on to find out how The Family Handyman readers made these fantastic projects.

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Closet to CabinetPhoto: Courtesy of Brett Gardner

Closet to Cabinet

We like the custom built-in cabinets, drawers and shelves that reader Brett Gardner created much better than the closet that was once there. Click here to see more photos of this amazing transformation.

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Hidden Staircase DrawerPhoto: Courtesy of Mark Maixner

Hidden Staircase Drawer

Oh the possibilities! Check out this awesome hidden drawer that reader Mark Maixner built into his staircase. Think of all of the storage space you could harness with this project!

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Modular Pet Ramp

Modular Pet Ramp

Reader Doug Swanson has two lucky dachshunds. He built this custom ramp with window seating and a safety railing so they can look out the window despite one of the pets back issues. The ramp also features built-in storage cabinets and casters, so it can be moved easily when its time to vacuum the floor.

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Loft Bed

Loft Bed

Reader Jak Krumholtz built a loft bed with enough room below it for, well, a room! He added retro automotive seats with a console, a dome light, pullout shelves and space to store his bicycles.

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Dryer Pedestal

Dryer Pedestal

Reader Dave Conners wife asked for a dryer pedestal and thats what she gotplus some extra storage space! Click here to see more photos.

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Custom Truck Bed Drawers

Custom Truck Bed Drawers

Check out how one reader crafted custom storage drawers for his truck bed. The drawers are perfect for organizing his tools, and a rubber bed liner protects the drawers and tools from rain and other outdoor elements.

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In-Wall Kitchen CabinetsPhoto: Courtesy of Vern Schleyer

In-Wall Kitchen Cabinets

Reader Vern Schleyer didnt have enough room in his kitchen for more cabinets, so he built them into the wall. Click here to find out how he did it.

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Skinny Workshop Cart

Skinny Workshop Cart

Talk about taking advantage of unused storage space! Reader John White constructed this skinny shop cart for storing his surplus sheet goods. It features an open frame on four small casters, and it fits perfectly in the open space behind the lower cabinets in his workshop. Excellent idea, John!

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Dorm Room Spinning Storage Unit

Dorm Room Spinning Storage Unit

Reader Michael Kirby created this spinning storage unit out of necessity for his daughter, who is a dorm-dwelling college student. Space is at a premium for his daughter, so this storage unit features four hardworking sides - cubbies with bins, small shelves, a full-length mirror and a magnetic board for hanging photos. Plus, the unit spins on a turntable, which is genius!

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Disappearing BedPhoto: Courtesy of Brandon Dempster

Disappearing Bed

Reader Brandon Dempster is a magician (or at least a very clever DIYer)! He built this disappearing bed with bookshelf in his guest room. We cant explain it any betteryou just have to see it for yourself!

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Classy TV Cabinet

Classy TV Cabinet

This TV cabinet project was executed perfectly by reader Ronald Berg. He used plans from The Family Handymans November 2012 issue, adding that he learned how to use a Kreg pocket-hole jig for the first time and loved it. We love your work, Ronald!

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Grand Garden Shed

Grand Garden Shed

Ever think about putting an outdoor shower in a garden shed? Neither have we! But thats just what reader Emlyn Jones did, and he used shed plans from The Family Handyman.

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New Use for Old Cabinets

New Use for Old Cabinets

Reader Janet Johnson turned two secondhand kitchen cabinets into one tall and trendy bathroom cabinet. Click here to find out what she did to transform the cabinets into a new stellar storage piece.

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Custom Lego Table

Custom Lego Table

This table, built by reader Victor Paolino, was designed around Lego construction plates that he purchased online. The table features a road and parking spaces for toy cars and special storage traysall of which inspire hours of imaginative play for Victors great-grandson.

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Big and Little Storage Lockers

Big and Little Storage Lockers

Were impressed with reader J. Macphersons modifications to The Family Handymans Outdoor Storage Locker project from March 2008. Both versions of the shed were based on the project plans that he found on the website. Way to go!

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Kitchen Rollout

Kitchen Rollout

To make the most out of the space in a really tall, deep cabinet, reader Jason Gilliam made the following modifications. He moved the cabinets back panel forward, cut a hole in the side and built a slide-out shelf. Click here to see it in action.

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Cottage Shed

Cottage Shed

This creative cottage-like shed was built by reader Alan Luebs. He used our Dream Shed plans, originally published in the July/August 2013 issue of The Family Handyman. He modified the doors and windows and added awesome siding materials and colors. We absolutely love it!