Make a day bed from reclaimed timber


What’s a better way to unwind during the weekend than to rest in a beautiful and comfortable outdoor space in your home? This project will give you a great place to read, relax and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine.

A daybed can be used as a space for an outdoor reading room or sitting room. Over-sized cushions along the back can transform the daybed into cozy seating, too. And if you have space on your deck that isn’t quite an alcove or an entryway, a daybed can turn it into a comfortable nook.

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You’ll definitely enjoy spending more time outdoors than in your bedroom when you have a daybed like this on your porch or deck.

This is one DIY bed that’s easy and fast to build! It’s also very easy to adjust the dimensions to fit your available outdoor space. The owner-builder of this project even shows you how to cut and shape the foam base!

DIY Day Bed - Cushion Cover

Need a movable day bed for your outdoor living area? Simply attach locking wheel casters and you’re good to go! If you prefer this to be a permanent fixture you could even build some storage into it.

And to make it complete, why not add a small table for refreshments and snacks?

Could you use a daybed in your outdoor living area?


  • 2×4 Pine Wood
  • Reclaimed Hardwood
  • Chipboard
  • Bed Foam
  • Craft Glue
  • Batting
  • Basic Sewing Materials


  • Table Saw
  • Nail Gun
  • Drill
  • Electric Knife
  • Staple Gun
  • Sewing Machine

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Thanks to Apprentice Extrovert for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

Here’s a quick video tutorial…

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