DIY Glowing Pallet Bed

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Pallets are really the perfect material for a DIY bed. They are usually free to acquire and just need a little bit of paint and some basic hardware to affix them together.

What’s really fun about using pallets for a bed is that you get some nice open spaces beneath the bed that you can light up with LED light ropes. You could also create some sort of drawer system too for extra storage if you’d rather go that route.

I found a really great video slideshow on making a pallet bed over at youtube. This should give you enough inspiration to get started on your own project! Check it out here…

Youtube – Austin’s Pallet Bed Frame

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29 Responses to DIY Glowing Pallet Bed

  1. chivon says:

    yall didnt show how to install tha led lights

  2. Rose says:

    I really like that bed. I’ve never seen one with lights around the bottom like that. It doesn’t hurt that purple is my favorite color, either.

  3. Christian says:

    My kids would go crazy over this. LOVE it.

  4. cammie phend says:

    Love it and I think I am gonna have one made for me.

  5. Brittany says:

    Wat size do the pallets have to be to make it? Nd is there a mattress size requirement to make it fit right?

  6. Charisse says:

    I love this and am going to start and hopefully finish the bed im doing tomorrow. Very excited to see how it turns out!

  7. seth says:

    I have one

  8. brenda says:

    I would like to know what kind of lights are under and how to display under the bed so they don’t catch fire

    • coke says:

      the rope led lights do not get hot. people use them everywhere. under kitchen cabinets, up on high shelves anywhere you want light. you can probably hang them with cup hooks or those kind of hooks I would buy the rope lights and bring them to the hardware store and get hooks that fit around smugly. we are going to make one for our granddaughter

  9. Marks Dyer says:

    Can u please send me step by step directions and pictures on makin this bed. I want to make it correctly. Tha ks u

  10. yoanys says:

    PLease someone tell me how to obtain the step by step on how yto make this bed, i want to do it for my daughtrer and i cant find how to build it…HELP!!!!

  11. bdhzhsnss says:

    Alot of people apparently didn’t read the last sentence of this post. the link on the bottom is the ttep by step tutorial. and as far as the lights go. Get LED rope lights and mount using Christmas light brackets. its not that hard, people.

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  13. misty says:

    That is so cool I like the lights

  14. Regina says:

    I am unable to open the link for the instructions is there another link or way to obtain them?

    Thank you

  15. Tory Hirsh says:

    Would love someone to post how to make this bed :)
    Please Thanks from so many others asking same question :)

  16. Tory Hirsh says:

    Please send information step by step please :)

  17. ilona says:

    Pleeease can anywone tell me how to make this .thanks a woman from amsterdam. Ill be so happy.

  18. Cheri says:

    I can’t open the link either! I really want to make this bed…has anybody found the instructions yet?

  19. Rebecca Bennington says:

    I can not open link either plz help

  20. Paul Watson says:

    Great idea makes the bed look really good.

  21. Tammy Seiber says:

    Realy guys if u take a good look at it its not that hard pallets come in different sizes as well as mattress so wat ever size u want ur bed just measure out ur pallets for ur mattress as for as lights the rope lights most of them come with there own hooks i got some for my patio as for as color it looks like they painted the pallets the colors and the light brought out the color that simple

  22. Andrea says:

    Really like the idea, but the slide show was hard to follow to understand the process of the construction. Gonna have to watch a few more time to try to get it all right. Would have been helpful to have general instructions or something posted

  23. Brad says:

    I can tell most of you who comment here have never been around pallets. The pallets pictures are full sized pallets and are quite heavy, so dont expect them to just slide all willy-nilly on you. Lay them in the formation shown and add a few screws at the junctions. As for rope lights…if you’ve ever decorated your house for christmas, you’ve most likely managed to succeed without step-by-step instructions. Congratulations! you’re going to use those same skills to weave the rope lights in between the support beams in the middle of the pallets before you put the box spring and mattress on. The glowing will happen naturally once you plug it in lol. Some final pointers: Yes, use a box spring. the uneven surface of the pallets will play havok on your mattress if you dont. Also, pallets will need to be sanded on any surface that will be facing outwards! otherwise you’ll get scrapes and splinters if you rub up against the wood by accident. Finally, lay something under the pallet bed for it to sit on. Otherwise it will tear up your floors. I recommend the black matting you can put down under rugs so they wont slide on hardwood flooring. other than that…be creative and have fun!

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