The above example pallet bed is a computer-generated design, but it goes to show you how you can create a fabulous bed with pallets. For that bed design, you would need to take the pallets apart first. Moreover, you’d have to take care to find pallets in good shape… perhaps going so far as to buy new pallets instead of distressed, cracked and stained used pallets.
What types of wood is used to make pallets?
How much do pallets cost?
The range is large depending on the type and condition. You can find them as low as free to $5 to $25. Expect to pay $10 to $20 per pallet for good condition. That’s still pretty cheap given you don’t need many pallets to create cool furniture such as a pallet bed.
Here are some terrific pallet bed ideas and projects.
1. How to build a pallet bed
We kick this off with a full video on how to build a pallet bed. This bed is simple but solid.
2. Industrial loft pallet bed
This example showcases some very study pallets stacked on top of one another to create a solid platform bed.
8-pallet queen bed
Complex pallet trundle bed
Check this out – this bed is built with a traditional frame style and uses pallet boards for the headboard and end.
Simple low pallet bed
Here’s an example of a very simple, one-level pallet bed. Not the prettiest thing you’ve ever seen but it does the job and takes pretty much no time to build.
DIY pallet bed
Here’s a video on building a DIY pallet bed. It’s a great design. Step-by-step instructions.
Scandinavian style bed with pallets
When you choose nice pallets, the resulting bed looks great. This bed is such an example – it uses light-wood but impeccable pallets creating a simple Scandinavian style bed.
Pallet bed frame and matching headboard
Here’s an example of a very simple single level pallet bed platform with matching, simple pallet headboard.
Cool Rustic Pallet Headboard and Accent Wall
Check this out – it’s a pallet wood headboard doubling as accent wall and even accent ceiling.
Stark light wood pallet bed with double-wide hardboard
Notice the headboard with this pallet bed is just two pallets standing on end.
Odd pallet bed platform
I find the example here to be an odd pallet bed design with respect to the varied orientation fo the pallets. I prefer more symmetry.
4-Post Tree Pallet Bed
The platform bed is made from pallets. The 4 posts are small tree trunks which has a thin canopy draped over it.
White Painted Pallet Bed on Wheels
I find painting pallets, especially when they’re used makes for a much better piece of pallet furniture. This is an example. The pallets are old and in rough shape but painting them makes them look better.
Clever large pallet bed with built-in lighting
This is a smart pallet bed design. The pallet layer has legs underneath it. The clearance provides sufficient space for lighting which shows up through the gaps in the pallet boards. It’s a great design.
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Solid Pallet platform bed with headboard
White Painted Pallet Bed with Blue Lighting
Here’s another example of a pallet bed with built in lighting only this one uses blue lights which looks great against the white painted pallets.
Sturdy pallet bed on large castor wheels
This is cool because you can easily wheel this sturdy pallet bed around on the large castor wheels.
Plain white pallet platform bed on small wheels
Pallet Bed Tutorial
Make this nice looking wide white pallet bed with matching headboard – watch the video.
Pallet bed with library headboard
You must marvel at some people’s ingenuity. Here’s a two-level 8-pallet platform bed with a headboard decorated with attached open books.
Natural wood pallet bed in stark white bedroom
While the pallet bed is super simple, I love the natural color of the wood in the stark white bedroom. It’s a very effective interior design combo.
Stripped down pallet bed
This white pallet bed is created from stripped down pallets making for a simpler, more elegant design.
Enclosed Pallet Bunk Beds
Wow! Here are enclosed bunk beds made in part from pallet wood. The end of the enclosed bunk beds has built-in shelving.