Would you like to build a bed for your children with only two wooden pallets? This piece of furniture suits perfectly with the children’s growth, and it’s recommended for all the young boys and girls who just have left their crib to go to sleep in a single bed. The bed also has wheels that rise it a little bit from the ground, and also they give to it a lot of mobility to place it wherever you want. To proceed building it you will need the following materials and tools: two pallets, a hammer, a hand saw, nails, a sander and varnish.
First post the two pallets side by side on a flat and clean surface to start working. Then measure the length of the two pallets together, to add later two or three crosstabs that will set the furniture structure.
As you can see in the picture, place the planks along the pallets, and then fix them with the help of some nails and a hammer. Also cut off the ends of the boards from below which protrude from the guide, as it’s indicated by the white lines.
Once the planks have been fixed to the base, it’s time now to add 4 wheels, one to each corner.
Finished the structure, we can start applying some layers of polyurethane or varnish on the wood. Doing this you’ll beautify and give a more elegant and rustic feel with a brighter and luminous finish to the wood.
Wait a few hours for the paint to get dry. As you can see the result is very good, the light wins the structure of pallets, despite of having darkened with the varnish it brings to the wood a completely new look. So now it’s time to add the mattress and the pillow, and its sheets.
In our case we chose the fuchsia pink sheets with colored silhouettes, whose motives are made with children’s themed embroidered patchwords. They bring joy to the bedroom with its beautiful embossing of flowers and borders, which combine quite well with the color of the wood.
Without a big budget and almost any dedication we have made a different and elegant bedroom, thanks to the pallets. They offer us endless possibilities, with the help of our imagination, a little DIY skills and willingness to work we can get pieces of furniture like this one. So, here’s an example of how to design a nice and cheap single bed. Consider that you can also make a double bed using just 4 pallets, like it was a futon.
Finally we have our bed finished made with only two pallets!