Bed Frame from Pallets

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Project by brianarice posted 06-01-2011 06:17 PM 11372 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Over the course of the past year I have become interested in reusing either materials or old furniture in new ways. Most of my interest has been in reusing old shipping pallets.

This is a twin size bed frame that I made from recycled materials. The head board and footer are made completely from old pallets and the rails are from an old bunk bed that a neighbor had thrown out. Even though I sanded down all of the boards, I still left them fairly rough and didn’t bother to straighten out the edges. I wanted the wood to retain as much of its age and use a possible. This also gives the entire bed a kind of antique/rustic look. It was finished with a semi-gloss black stain.

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#1 posted 06-02-2011 08:39 AM

very nice done
and great recycling ….. or as I just reasonly learned here on L J … upcycling :-)
some big pallets you have over there …

thankĀ“s for sharing
welcome to L J enjoy and have fun but be aware it can be adictive ….:-)

take care

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#2 posted 06-02-2011 07:31 PM

Nice job and nice re-use of materials!

-- Just A Girl

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#3 posted 06-02-2011 07:45 PM

Thats cool but why black ?Wood should be shown in all it’s glory LOL. Seriously though I have painted wood over the years I am just not a fan of black otherwise you go staright to the top of the class.imho Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 07-07-2011 05:45 AM

I’m a fan of using pallets for projects. It’s a little bit of work getting the wood in usable shape, but saves money.


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