The design also includes a couple of "hidden" (and now, not so much) compartments in the back. They're hard to get to but that way, nobody really can....or would want to anyways. I won't tell you what I store in there now. (insert grin here)
Even with the 36" lifts, we could only install one of them until the bed was finally added. With both lifts installed, it wouldn't stay shut without a LOT of weight. (Its also the reason why it looks like the bed doesn't open flat / level in the picture above....)
Step 5: Fast forward a few weeks, do some sanding and add a coat of stain, order and move in a custom mattress and voila'!
Side Note: The bed is bigger than a double, slightly smaller (but longer) than a queen but the custom price tag was oh so worth it. I LOVE the completely custom look of the bedroom!!