30 Pallet Wood Ideas – 1. A Pallet Bed Frame
Hello to everybody reading.
As mentioned in our previous blog post, we are going to give you ideas and instructions on how to get the most out of your pallet projects, starting with a very simple bed frame.
I moved out of my parents house and into my own around 18 months ago. I was low on funds becuase let’s face it, moving house ain’t cheap. I had to buy furniture for the whole house and where possible, keep to a very strict budget.
Pinterest is a great way to get ideas for these sort of projects. I scoured it for ideas where I could make the things I needed for my house to cross them off my “to buy” list. My parents brought me a double mattress as a moving in gift, and I thought it would be a good idea to start by making a frame for it to sit on.
The materials I used for this project were, a pack of sanding sheets (grit size 80), a belt sanding pad, a 1L tin of white wood paint (for priming) and a 1L tin of creme wood paint. The tools I used were a handsaw, a belt sander, and a paint brush.
I got 4 industrial pallets (4 way entry) from a friend of mine that works for a pallet manufacturer. I then took the measurements of the mattress and made sure that the frame would have a six inch gap around the perimeter of the mattress.
Once I had the measurements, I cut the pallets to size.
I used the sanding sheets to hand sand the pallets, for a smooth finish. I sanded the main slats on the top with a belt sander. This will make sure that the mattress is not damaged by rough parts on the pallet surface.
Once all of the pieces were sanded and smooth, I used a damp cloth to remove all the dust. This will make it easier to prime as the paint will stick to the wood a lot easier.
As soon as the white primer was dry, I used 2 coats of the creme paint for the finish.
All in all, I spent around £35.00 on materials to make this frame, (this includes the £10.00 spent on a crate of beer for my friend that sourced the pallets!) and the project took around 4-5 hours to complete in total.
This is a very cost effective way of furnishing a bedroom, and the same principle can be applied to things such as coffee tables, benches and much more.
Thanks for reading, I hope this has been of interest to you and I would apprectiate any comments or updates on your own projects in the comments section below!