DIY Pallet Bed - Bob Vila Thumbs Up - Bob Vila

DIY Pallet Bed

See how one blogger, in only a few simple steps, turned unassuming scrap wood into a handsome DIY pallet bed that demands attention.

SHARES

Bob Vila Thumbs up - Wood Pellet Projects

DIY Pallet Bed - Before and After

Photo: ashleyannphotography.com

Ah, the humble pallet. You often see them on roadside curbs or lying by dumpsters in back alleys. And while they tempt many a DIYer to salvage and repurpose them, your first impulse might not be to lay your head there. Fortunately for Ashley Ann, though, she’s lucky enough to have a friend who works at a packing company and was willing to make these pallets from sturdy, untreated boards. And once she had the pallets, a DIY day bed for the nursery was only a few simple steps away. Here’s how she created this fantastic project.

MATERIALS
– Untreated wood pallets
– Palm sander
– Sandpaper (80-grit and 200-grit)
– 5 large caster wheels
– 4 hinges
– Thick foam

STEP 1

DIY Pallet Bed - Sanding

Photo: ashleyannphotography.com

Sand the pallets good and smooth.

STEP 2
Bolt the two together on the tops and bottoms.

STEP 3
Add caster wheels to all 4 corners and one in the very center (for extra strength). The wheels on mine are locked, except for the center one.

STEP 4

DIY Pallet Bed - Finished

Photo: ashleyannphotography.com

I used an old door to sit behind it – just because I liked how it looked. Simple enough.

Thanks, Ashley Ann! To read more of her incredible DIYs or to check out her photography, visit Ashley Ann Photography.




SEE MORE IN
Other Rooms