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DIY Leather Day Bed

  • November 30, 2017


This leather daybed is made of plywood, leather, and hairpin legs. The design is simple and is do-able with only a circular saw and a drill.

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      I ripped two sheets of plywood at 16.5” using my circular saw. I then cut both sheets to 64” in length.

    2. Step: 2

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      I stacked and glued the two sheets of plywood together.

    3. Step: 3

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      The foam I used for this project is called Kaizen Foam. I cut two sheets that totaled to 64”x18” for the base and two ¾” strips measuring at 64” in length. I used spray adhesive to glue all the pieces together. The ¾” strips are glued on top of the longer side of the cushion. No strips are needed for the shorter side.

    4. Step: 4

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      I leaned the plywood vertically against the wall and then applied double stick tape. I then pushed the foam onto the plywood to adhere the two pieces together.

    5. Step: 5

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      I cut a piece of leather that was roughly 5” larger on all sides of the cushion. This gave me enough space to fold on top of the plywood and staple in place. A little tape was helpful in holding the first side evenly onto the plywood before stapling it on.

    6. Step: 6

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      I positioned each hairpin leg 3” away from each corner and screwed them into place.

Comments (1)


  • Looks great!  My daughter is moving into an apartment at college, and as soon as I show her this, I know that it will be something that we will be working on this summer.  Thanks!
    By JOEGOL4, on April 14, 2018

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DIY Leather Day Bed

by Homemade Modern
Nov 30, 2017
Medium ee70adeb b4f4 4ed4 aaef d22dea59bd03

This leather daybed is made of plywood, leather, and hairpin legs. The design is simple and is do-able with only a circular saw and a drill.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge de0d84ed 42dc 4897 9b4e 17bc6de47d3f

    I ripped two sheets of plywood at 16.5” using my circular saw. I then cut both sheets to 64” in length.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge d5220440 a7dc 4339 885c 06049c797b95

    I stacked and glued the two sheets of plywood together.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge e4225b74 9735 4136 80fb bc7370bdf002

    The foam I used for this project is called Kaizen Foam. I cut two sheets that totaled to 64”x18” for the base and two ¾” strips measuring at 64” in length. I used spray adhesive to glue all the pieces together. The ¾” strips are glued on top of the longer side of the cushion. No strips are needed for the shorter side.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 5ec1961a 1880 417e b6b2 a3e21d412dbc

    I leaned the plywood vertically against the wall and then applied double stick tape. I then pushed the foam onto the plywood to adhere the two pieces together.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge aafb5405 7b4e 4883 8c7b 71ed5cefce5a

    I cut a piece of leather that was roughly 5” larger on all sides of the cushion. This gave me enough space to fold on top of the plywood and staple in place. A little tape was helpful in holding the first side evenly onto the plywood before stapling it on.

  6. Step: 6
    Huge 5832156c 2f80 4fe0 b04d 8f9a49a58d26

    I positioned each hairpin leg 3” away from each corner and screwed them into place.