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Pallet Bed W/Headboard (Queen size)

  • February 19, 2015

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A friend from work found a few pictures of beds made from pallets, and asked if I would build her one for her Queen size bed. It took some time to find the correct size pallets: The long ones work best, the square ones take more work piecing them together to gain the required size
(for the Queen size 60” x 80” found the dimensions of bed sizes on line)
Next was deciding on which pallets were going on the bottom and which for the top row
Then sanding the appropriate sides and ends, and replacing bad boards.
Wanted to make sure no rough places were to the outside.
With all this complete I started on the headboard. To start I took apart 2 of the long pallets, sanded all boards. First I placed the boards on the back side of the 3 cross peace’s, then sorted and placed the boards on the front, (finding a pattern that would look good). I decided to use some of the cross peace’s to form the braces for the shelf. (To keep with the Pallet look)
Then it was just countersinking and screwing all the parts in place to complete the headboard
On set up of the bed I attached the 2 top pallets together with a few screws and attached the headboard to the top pallet in the same manner. I added some felt pads to the back of the headboard to be sure it would not damage the wall.
Rope lighting was added for effect

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  • Wow ......Way cool sir way cool im a truck driver myself and I have to say a bed made out of pallets well I would have never given it a thought but I wood now great job again....lol wood jk
    By dirtymilk, on February 24, 2015

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Pallet Bed W/Headboard (Queen size)

by qcman5
Feb 19, 2015

A friend from work found a few pictures of beds made from pallets, and asked if I would build her one for her Queen size bed. It took some time to find the correct size pallets: The long ones work best, the square ones take more work piecing them together to gain the required size (for the Queen size 60” x 80” found the dimensions of bed sizes on line) Next was deciding on which pallets were going on the bottom and which for the top row Then sanding the appropriate sides and ends, and replacing bad boards. Wanted to make sure no rough places were to the outside. With all this complete I started on the headboard. To start I took apart 2 of the long pallets, sanded all boards. First I placed the boards on the back side of the 3 cross peace’s, then sorted and placed the boards on the front, (finding a pattern that would look good). I decided to use some of the cross peace’s to form the braces for the shelf. (To keep with the Pallet look) Then it was just countersinking and screwing all the parts in place to complete the headboard On set up of the bed I attached the 2 top pallets together with a few screws and attached the headboard to the top pallet in the same manner. I added some felt pads to the back of the headboard to be sure it would not damage the wall. Rope lighting was added for effect