Monday, June 24, 2013

The Pallet Daybed

 The Pallet Daybed

We started with two pallets that we got for free.  They were attached on the inside stringers with three bolts.

Legs were installed.

Small wheels added for ease in moving.


Skirt boards were installed to give better stability.

Added cedar picket boards to attach the PVC rail.


PVC 1 1/2" pipe assembled and painted apple green.

Rail attached. Twin size air bed.


Stained wood, covered air mattress with painters drop cloth, sewed covers for pillows to match swing cushions.








The fittings needed to attach the rail system.

This piece is screwed to the wood by drilling a hole through the end and attaching a screw into the wood.

                                                                   

This piece is threaded onto the above piece.
The remainder of the system is pipe, elbows and T fittings which are glued together.

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    1. thats what i was just wondering

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    2. I have added photos of the elements that were used to attach the rail system. I hope that this helps.

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  2. We attached plugs to the frame corresponding to the risers. The rails we attached to the plugs as you would any pvc smaller diameter fitting into larger pvc pipe. Some but not all fittings were glued.

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  3. Plugs were screwed to the wood frame

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  4. can you show a photo of what you mean by plugs, and how you screwed them to the frame?

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    1. I have added photos of the elements that were used to attach the rail system. I hope that this helps.

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  5. Hi.. Can you Share the Measurements of the above project.
    I am new to DIY.

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    1. All measurements will be different depending on the size of the pallets that you use.

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  6. Thanks for sharing such a great information with . looking forward to see more update like that Thanks once again..

    swinging porch beds

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  7. Great idea. Simple and beautiful.

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  8. Can you do this with one pallet instead of two?

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  9. Thank you, this is a great project. Just wish I had more room outside. I have a very small deck and between my antique wicker and my hubby's favorite chair and small firepit there is absolutely no room out there. But definitely Pinning in case i ever sell my house or if my daughter decides to use something and would like to build it herself, this would be perfect.

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