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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.

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DIY Pallet Bed - Before and After


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 (80grit and 200grit)
5 large caster wheels
4 hinges
Thick foam


DIY Pallet Bed - Sanding


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.


DIY Pallet Bed - Finished


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.