DIY Repurposed Pallet Day Bed

DIY Repurposed Pallet Day Bed

DIY Repurposed Pallet Day Bed

Did you know that the day bed predates the modern couch or sofa? 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.

Day beds 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. There’s no reason not to have one even if you happen to be on a serious budget right now.  Building a day bed can be an easy and inexpensive DIY project.

This one certainly won’t hurt your pocket as it’s made from recycled pallets. You should be able to get those for free. The legs are made from reclaimed lumber from a previous project and the railings are made of leftover PVC pipes.

By placing the daybed on caster wheels, you can move it as the sun or shade moves. You can also wheel it into storage in bad weather. Don’t forget to add a few pillows and cushions for extra comfort!

Do you need a daybed for your outdoor living space?

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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