Learn how to use bed risers in your craft room and why they are so helpful with these three ideas you might not have thought about.
You may have seen bed risers at Target or Walmart and wondered what they’re for or why someone would need them. Technically, they’re for putting underneath the legs of a bed frame to raise it up. Usually to allow for storage containers to fit under the bed. But did you know that these little plastic pyramids are actually a craft room superstar?
I keep twelve bed risers in my Studio and I use them for a ton of different things. Here are the top three ways I use bed risers in my craft room, and why I think you should own a set in yours, too.
1. Increase Table Height
As crafters, we are usually bent over a table for thirty to sixty minutes at a time. That is so hard on our backs, especially if you prefer to stand while crafting like I do. By putting bed risers under your craft table’s legs, you can increase the height to counter height which is much more back-friendly. It’s an easy way to raise up an existing table without forking over a ton of cash for a new table on hydraulics.
2. Make A Tripod Taller
I love my tripod and I use it almost every day I work in my Studio. While it is super sturdy and the best one I’ve ever owned, sometimes it just isn’t as tall as I need it to be. When I’m filming a TikTok or Reel video, or taking progress shots while doing a tutorial, I like to get an over-the-shoulder angle. By putting bed risers under the tripod legs, I can add that extra height to lift the camera to where I need it to be.
3. Keep Paint Projects From Sticking
One of my absolute favorite uses for bed risers is putting them under a painting project. When I’m painting something large, I used to sit it on top of a piece of cardboard. That kept the paint off my tables, but made the cardboard stick to the project and tear off when it dried. Now I sit my painting projects on top of bed risers so the painted edges don’t have anything to stick to and can dry evenly.
My Favorite Bed Risers
Here are my top four favorite bed risers. Click the image below to snag the one you like best.
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