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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.
- Untreated wood pallets
- Palm sander
- Sandpaper (80-grit and 200-grit)
- 5 large caster wheels
- 4 hinges
- Thick foam
Sand the pallets good and smooth.
Bolt the two together on the tops and bottoms.
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.
I used an old door to sit behind it – just because I liked how it looked. Simple enough.