DIY Reclaimed Wood Bed

Some friends of mine were throwing away some wood from an old deck. So my husband and I snagged the wood and decided to make a bed. It took about an afternoon to build and a couple more days to stain and seal it to allow for drying time. We are totally in love with our free bed!
Before: the loot.
Tracing the pattern
built, ready to be sanded
Finished reclaimed wood bed
Finished reclaimed wood bed
Finished reclaimed wood bed

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Suzie W

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3 questions
  • Dzs9951369
    on Aug 25, 2016

    How did you make the side and foot of the bed

  • Chris
    on Jul 21, 2018

    It looks great. I'm wondering how safe the wood is since it was from a deck. Most deck wood is pressure treated so it contains arsenic which is a toxin.

  • Cheryl
    on May 4, 2019

    Hi Suzie.

    How did you make the pattern/stencil for the headboard? The bed is beautiful.

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