A Nice DIY XL Bed for Less Than 100 Euros // Modern Design

by Mr ATC
4 Materials
5 Hours
In today’s project I am going to show you, how to create a modern pallet bed platform as you can already see a preview right here.

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As always, i am happy to share with you in the video description a free plan to our projects in case you decide to make one for yourself…
Please note that here, I am gonna be using 8 pieces of EURO pallets that haven’t been exposed to too much rain and humidity.Note that if a pallet is stamped with HT, that’s mean that it has been heat treated rather that chemically treated which is much better to use for building purposes.
By adding them along each other, I realized that they were too long to fit the room, so I have decided to cut the top/head side at 90cm which will give me a total of 2.10m and for this cut I have decided to use my precision laser jig saw…
The first step I will recommend you to do is to start by sanding the pallets as much as you can to get rid of the rough edges. The more it’s sanded the better and comfortable it will be at the end.
As the headboard is measuring only 60cm high, I am here making 2 verticals stand to screw directly to the back of this board which will at the end give me a total hight of 90 cm.
To find the right placement, I am here tracing 2 lines, then placing the 2 pieces for screwing…

After that, I am taking here a first test with the mattress, that will go on the bed at the end…
 Now time to complete the platform!!! I’ll be using several pieces of lumbers that I will place all around the pallets but also around the mattress to complete the platform bed frame and holding them all with sticks brackets…
Check this out… A nice and inexpensive platform bed for you
And a preview of the free plan available via the article below...
And here the short video...
Suggested materials:
  • Sander   (local store)
  • Miter saw   (local store)
  • Jig saw   (local store)
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  • Dawn Dawn on Jul 07, 2017
    What is the white material you put around the edges of the bed??

  • Blanca Vera Blanca Vera on Jul 12, 2017
    Mmmm... just one thing worries me... how do you clean under the bed? Please don't misunderstand me. I am moving to a new house and I am seriously thinking on doing this project.

  • Tanise Tanise on Oct 15, 2020

    Can this project be turned into a full size bed for a smaller sized room ?

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  • Cvmarin Cvmarin on Jul 19, 2017
    If you create DRAWERS to slide into voids... that might also prevent dustbunnies getting under. Very well done, good planning, modeling!

    • Mr ATC Mr ATC on Jul 19, 2017
      Thanks Cvmarin, yes i didn't have time to make more but I also though about that. Someone ask me to show more with pallet so soon I will share on MyATCtv youtube channel some other nice projects with pallets. join me there to see more

  • Cathy Cathy on Aug 19, 2017
    You could also staple or glue fabric over batting around the base that matches your bedding and decor.