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Simple Pallet bed

Comfy and easy to make

Done in 2 hours
Skill level easy

This bed is comfy and easy to make. As the legs are pretty high, there is a lot of storage space under the bed.

The bed was built by Robin Williams from the Vrygrond community in Cape Town. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Robin Williams

What you need

How you make it

Lay out the pallets

In case the length does not correspond to the desired format, shorten one of the pallets with a saw.

Join the Pallets

Use the wood scraps and the nails to join them on the bottom side of your future bed.

Attach the legs to the pallets

I used old table legs that I found.

Use nails to attach the legs at all four corners.

If you cannot find old table legs in your community, you can also use bricks.

Sand the wood

Sand the wood of your bed for a smooth surface so that you don’t get splinters in your skin.

Put on a mattress and bedding

Congratulations, you made it! Now you can have a nap…

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