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Submitted by:Shannon Starline
Member of:Grillo Designs Home Decorating, Upcycling and DIY group
This bed base was made from a shipping crate used to ship a BMW car hood.
I cut it in half for easier, and lighter moving and held the two halves together with old gate hinges at the foot and the head.
All the top wood was stained and held in place with industrial Velcro rather than screwing into place. My reason for this was for easier moving to a second floor apartment. If I hadn’t had to move it, I would have just screwed in the top 1×6 slats.
The drawers are made with plywood and function using casters on tracks (which I made with 1×1/2 wood).
I created faces of the drawers with pallet wood and the handles are made from branches I simply screwed in. Both I sealed with wood sealant.
I added rope lights underneath for added WOW.
The headboard is made from another shipping crate used to ship a tow truck hood. Stained and hung on the wall using heavy duty picture hanging hardware.
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Like your craft dyi
This is the sort of thing I would love to do – but I am not sure I am brave enough to try it.
You are so creative! This bed looks great. Would have never thought a bed made form crates would look so good, but it’s absolutely stunning!