We show you how to make a trendy bed base that looks just like an oversized pallet
- one 1 800mm length planed pine (69 x 94mm) cut into nine blocks of 150mm each (supports)
- six 2 400mm lengths planed pine (22 x 94mm) cut into six lengths of 1 870mm each (long base pieces)
- fifteen 1 800mm lengths planed pine (22 x 94mm) each cut shorter to 1 370mm (slats)
- two packets of 8mm x 40mm chipboard screws
- five castors with plates (get two castors with brakes)
- 120-grit sandpaper
- cordless drill and 3mm drill bit
- tape measure
- wood clamps
Screw three of the 69 x 94 x 150mm blocks between two of the 22 x 94 x 1 870mm planks – one block at each end and one in the middle. Repeat this method to make the other two base structures.
Screw three of the 22 x 94 x 1 370mm slats at a right angle to the three base structures (at each of the block struts) to form the bottom of the bed base.
Turn the base over and space the remaining twelve 22 x 94 x 1 370mm slats at a right angle across the top of the bed base.
Turn the base over again and screw a castor into each corner, as well as one in the middle of the bed for extra support. Place the two castors with brakes at the foot of the bed; this makes them easier to reach if you want to move the bed. Paint or varnish the wood in the colour of your choice; we decided to keep it natural.
- Ask your timber merchant to cut the wood to size.
- Sand the planks beforehand.
- Remember to drill pilot holes.
- Adjust the length of the slats for a queen- or king-size bed.
- Use wood clamps if you’re anovice or working alone.
Referenced from Gallo images / Home Magazine
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