It’s no secret that pallets have been around for a long time, but they’ve recently become a darling of the DIY community. People who wish to make furniture are increasingly turning to used pallets for all the right reasons in recent years.
These robust, rustic-looking pallets are not only easy to work with, but they also look fantastic when the job is completed.
Building a double-queen pallet bed is a simple task.
The Equipment and Supplies
Building a pallet bed involves only a small number of tools, as previously mentioned. To build the bed we’ve got in mind, you’ll need the following:
- A sanding tool
- Drill & screwdriver
- A few bolts and washer/nut combinations
- Some bolts, nuts, washers, and hex keys
- Wood glue
- Wood lacquer or paint
- And the appropriate brushes
- eye and hand protection; vacuum
Building the bed will be a chaotic process if you don’t have the required space. You’ll also need some fresh air, so consider the backyard, the well-aerated vacant garage, or the nearby workshop.
When building a bed in a room, lay down cardboard or recycled plastic sheets on the floor.
Detailed instructions for each step
It’s time to get some sleep! It is important to remember that we will prep it elsewhere in the house before assembling it in the bedroom because of its dimensions.
- Protect yourself with a sanding tool and sand the pallets well to remove any splintering from all sides, edges, and surfaces.
- Make sure the pallets are dust and splinter-free by wiping them down.
- Remove any wood splinters or wood scraps from the floor by vacuuming and making sure there are no dangers for you, your children, or your pets.
- Pallets can be used in a variety of ways, so it’s up to you to decide how your bed will look. Use wood lacquer or varnish to give the pallets a rustic, natural look, or paint them any colour you like to match your bedroom’s colour scheme;
- The pallets should be let to air dry for at least one night; They need time to dry after applying any form of colourant, finish, or even a simple clear coat.
- To build your new bed, place the dry pallets in the room where you intend to put them. Protect the floor from scuffs by covering it with plastic sheets that can be removed simply.
- In order to ensure that the four pallets are perfectly aligned, use a strong wood glue to bind the pallets together.
- Drill pilot holes, then use angle irons, bolts, washers, and nuts to secure the pallets all around the perimeter of the building.. For a double queen bed frame, you’ll need at least eight hinges (two on each of the four pallet sides);
- Each long side and each corner can also be fitted with locking caster wheels for further convenience.
- Reverse it, put it where it’s supposed to be and enjoy your new pallet bed!
While this isn’t the only option, pallet headboards for the bed are an excellent option if you don’t want your bed to be the centre of attention in the room. Under-bed storage options include little LED lights for a romantic glow or narrow baskets or crates that double as bedside storage.