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DIY Repurposed Pallet Day Bed – a great way to relax!

Did you know that the day bed predates the modern couch or sofa by a few hundred years? There’s no reason not to have one even if you happen to be on a serious budget right now. Building a pallet day bed can be an easy and inexpensive DIY project.

The first-day bed was thought to be created in the Middle Ages and was simply a bed that was placed in the daytime in a common area of the home so that people could rest or lounge in it during the day.

Today, day beds have come a long way and are often seen as stylish pieces of furniture that can be used in any room of the home.

In ancient Greece, daybeds would often be placed in areas of the home where guests congregated. The early Greeks used day beds as we use couches and sofas today.

The pallet day bed was a versatile piece of furniture that was used in different ways throughout the day. A bed during the day, and a couch at night. A day bed is also great for small spaces because they don’t take up a lot of room.

You can find day beds in a variety of styles and materials to match your home’s decor. They are great for relaxing, reading a book, or taking a nap outdoors. They’re a two-for-one space saver, as well.

You can use them for sleeping and as a seating unit. This one certainly won’t hurt your pocket as it’s made from recycled pallets. You should be able to get those for free.

You can customize your pallet day bed to suit your own personal style. Reclaimed lumber from a previous project can be used for the legs, and the railings can be made of leftover PVC pipes. This bed would be a great addition to any home, and it would be sure to please everyone who sees it.

To get the most out of your pallet day bed, place it on caster wheels so you can easily move it to follow the sun or shade. You can also wheel it into storage to protect it from bad weather. Caster wheels will also make it easy to move your pallet day bed around your porch or patio as needed.

Don’t forget to add a few pillows and cushions to your pallet day bed for extra comfort! You can never have too many pillows, so make sure to add a few extra for good measure. Cushions will also add to the comfort of your bed, so make sure to add a few of those as well.

To personalize your pallet day bed, you can paint it your favorite color. This will make it your own and give it some extra flair. This is a great way to add your own personal touch to your day bed, and it can also help to brighten up the space.

If you want to go the extra mile, you can add some of your favorite stuffed toys or a comfy blanket. This will make your pallet day bed the perfect spot to relax and unwind.

Do you need a pallet day bed for your outdoor living space?

What you’ll need to build a pallet day bed…

You’ll need these materials:

  • 2 Pallets
  • 4×4 Timber
  • Bolts and Nuts
  • Heavy-duty Wheel Casters
  • Skirt Boards
  • Cedar Boards
  • 1 1/2″ PVC Pipes
  • Spray Paint
  • Twin Size Air Bed
  • Wood Stain
  • Mattress Cover
  • Screws
  • Nails

And these tools:

  • Saw
  • Sander
  • Hammer
  • Power Drill
  • Paintbrush

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Thanks to Ondawayto Somewhere for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here


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