We are a young couple remodeling our first house...one outdated / ugly thing at a time. This blog documents our remodel projects and ideas.
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7.30.2011

DIY Pallet Bed Frame

The post title pretty much says it all - I made a bed frame from pallets. Best part is that the pallets were free! Love free stuff and love repurposing. And before you tell me about the bad chemicals in pallets, I'm gonna say - not these pallets! They are certified clean of the bad stuff.

Anyways, I'm getting a little off topic.I have been seeing a lot of things made from pallets lately. And I got inspired to make a day bed frame since we sold the queen size bed in the guest room and down-sized to a full. The pallets I used were jumbo size - 54 x 40. Most pallets are 48 x 40. And since a full size mattress is 54 x 75, these pallets were made for repurposing into a bed frame. Too many numbers there? Sorry, just fast-forward to the pics below.

To make the bed frame, I first laid the pallets out on the ground to measure. Then I marked where I was going to cut. And then I used my saw to cut them. That finger is my friend pointing to the cut line. He helped me move the pallets too. Thanks Josh!


Next I pried apart the discarded cut piece to salvage the support board. I could have cut a new support board...but why? I would rather save my pennies and get an arm work-out in the 100 degree weather. After I fought with the pallet, I squeezed the support board into the cut area to hold up the top.

Then I nailed in the salvaged support board to the cut pallet. After that, which was a pain since I always use a drill, we moved the pallets into the guest room. And to protect the mattress from the bare wood, I used the bed skirt as a barrier.


So there is my free DIY bed frame. And I have already made the new "headboard" for the day bed. Just have to repair a few little holes in the wall from where the panel headboard was secured. Oh - and the Habitat for Humanity is taking the panel headboard. They are going to auction it off in their Restore & After fundraiser!

I am making some progress in the guest room now. The large queen bed has been replaced with a full size mattress that I am using as a day bed. Next I need to figure out the desk situation. I love the desk I built, but I don't think it is the best solution for the room anymore.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see your headboard. I'm sure it will be something cute!

Meredith D said...

Where did you get the pallets from? I can't find that size!

john wade said...

Hello thanks for the idea I'm doing one now and will post pics when I'm done

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The Book Character said...

Nice! I've been toying with the idea of a wood pallet bed frame... :)

Erin Linsin said...

You may not see this, but how could you tell they were free of chemicals? I'm about to attempt this with my bed and I've been told to watch out for the chemicals. I'd love your advice on how to make sure they are certified free of the bad stuff. Thanks!

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Thomas Watson said...

Okay! Got the bed finished!! Great plan :)

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