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Under-stair storage

Main floor of the house had no storage space. Client wanted to use the space under the main staircase. This picture shows all the storage compartments, large coat rack, middle section with 3 drawers and small shoe drawer. The left side of the built-in is capped with a bookcase.
Photography by Lucas Oleniuk.
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philbee58 wrote:
Fantastic idea for storage - Where can I get the plans for this idea. As I live in the UK?
   Comment   July 23, 2014
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I might still have the original plans but they are specific to this staircase and most likely would not work at different site. I offer design and drafting services and could provide you with working drawings specific to your space and configuration. If you would like more information please email me at info@lipa.ca
July 23, 2014 at 10:07PM   
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nena8065 wrote:
Can this be done to any type of stairs? - If so how much would something like this cost? I am very interested in getting this done
   Comment   July 21, 2012
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The price really depends on few different things. Is the space already open or does it require mayor reframing and dry walling? The space under this staircase was already open and there was nothing in the way of the installation. Another thing that will effect the price is the materials used for construction. Cases and drawers can be made out of particle board or plywood. For the doors I would recommend going with plywood, bamboo ply or solid wood. For proper raised panel doors wood is the only option. Because these kind of built ins are always custom, design and plan drafting needs to be added as well. Depending on all these factors the price can range from $4500 to upward of $10000.
July 21, 2012 at 3:50PM     
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nena8065
Thank you for all your responses, they have been very helpful. Can't wait to get this project started.
July 21, 2012 at 4:02PM     
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davebass wrote:
How do I do this? - Would like to know where you can get rails to hold a substantial suspended weight for pull out, understair storage. Had the same idea but can't find a rail to hold the weight.
   Comment   May 23, 2012
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I used 100-200 lbs full extension drawer slides that I purchased at www.leevalley.com. http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/page.aspx?p=43616&cat=3,43614&ap=1

The largest pull out with coats has 4 200 lbs slides. The cabinet is fastened to the framing under the stairs.
May 23, 2012 at 5:34PM     
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davebass
Thanks for your response and sorry for not replying sooner. Can now progress with project. Thanks again!
June 7, 2012 at 1:45PM   
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Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to Shhh ... It's a Secret (Door, Room, Staircase)
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If your home has a staircase, lucky you! That otherwise dead space underneath can become a storage bonanza with some careful planning. I would die for that slide-out coatrack and shoe bins. (Well, almost.)

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