You are a person who loves creativity, and you want to turn your discarded objects into useful ones, which can both be recycled and save money. By closing the wooden bed in this lesson, you will also keep the cost of buying a bed while still being comfortable creative based on your imagination.
Prepare complete tools and materials.
You will need a circular saw, drill presses (it is good if use the best circular saw and best drill presses like Best Makita drill, Best Dewalt drill), orbital sander, some basic L frames, 3-inch screws, some plywood or MDF, some cut wood panels. With wood, need to follow these conditions:
– Two plates with size 85 “2×4
– Five plates with size 67 “2×4
– Eight plates with size 19 3/8 2×4
– Two plates with size 75 “2×12
– Four plates with size 57 “2×12
Note: You can use old pallets or buy them in carpentry workshops. When buying pallet wood, you should also pay attention to the quality of the lumber. Should consider carefully whether wooden pallets are still stable or not? The wooden slats to assemble into a block of wooden pallets must be even, and it is still sturdy.
You should be careful when choosing to buy it because if you are unlucky, you will obtain “out of date” wooden pallets and not be able to assemble a bed.
How to assemble a bed
Step 1: create bed soles
Using the standard nail, screws to attach the 75 “2×12 plate to the 60” x75 “frame.
Step 2: Add the connecting bars to the frame.
Divide the bed into three equal parts, put in it the 57″ 2×12 sheet, then use the screws to join the connecting bars into place. Set the finishing frame aside.
Step 3: Add the background to create a thick base for the bed.
Use standard nails, screws to mount 85 “2×4 sheets and two 67” 2×4 plates into the 70 “x85” frame.
Step 4: Add connecting bars
Divide the bed frame into four equal sections, close the 67″ 2×4 panels with screws to get them in the right place.
Step 5: Supplement the bed base
Add plates with a size 19 3/8 2×4 between connecting bars, one part attached to two panels. Divide them into equal but separate segments, so the outermost one in the left and the second one on the side have the same auxiliary bar and as well as outermost one the right. Use screws to attach them.
Step 6: Fix the corners and joints.
Add to the inside of the corners in both the background and the bottom of the bed with the support shape L. You can also add L frames around some other inner joints to make sure. Your thick soled bed is about to be completed!
Step 7: Add plywood to the surface.
Measure and cut the plywood to fit the surface. It may take two plywood to conceal the surface. Attach the plywood to the position by closing the screw on the connecting bars on the inside, so the screws will not expose on the contact surface.
Step 8: Paint the bed.
Polish and paint the bed with the colors you want.
Step 9: Put a plank bed on the bed and nail it back.
+++ For beds using wood pallets. First of all, the wood used to build pallets is the rough wood that has not been sanded or polished, so to make your bed smoother you can use sanding machines to remove the jaggy lumber on the surface of the bars wood pallet. After finishing the sanding process, you paint a primer on the surface of the pallet wood, this medium has the effect of both protecting timber and making the wood surface smoother, it is also a primer foundation to paint surface better. Next, use the paint you like to paint on pallet wood. Finally, put the pallets together to form a bed.
(pallets bed frame)
And now put your bed in the proper position and spread the blanket, pillow on the couch. Start the refreshing and relaxing moments with your achievements.