Pallets, which are usually used for transporting building materials, can prove to be a very strong frame structure for the bedroom area. A bed made of pallets and backlit, made by own hands, can allow its owner to save considerably on the purchase of the finished product. In this article we will try to disassemble several questions:
- How can I independently design a bed of pallets with LED lighting for my bedroom?
- Where is the LED strip fastened?
- How can I create beautiful lighting under the bed?
First of all, it must be said that pallets can be used to make a small or large single bed or a large double bed.
This kind of furniture is created on a single principle: the pallets are joined in such a way that a unique podium is created, where you can put the mattress.
A backlit pallet bed can have two basic levels or be low, having wheels and legs, a headboard. Nevertheless, the main task is the correct collection of the main frame.
How to create a design and equip it with illumination?
To create the simplest framework, you need:
- 3 pallets, which are identical in size to each other;
- Conventional nails;
- Construction drill;
- A simple screwdriver;
- Acrylic paint or varnish;
- A simple hammer;
- Roller and brush.
The first thing you need to do is to save pallets from dust and dirt. As a cleaning tool you can use a broom or a brush, a wet cloth is also suitable. If cleaning is carried out on the territory of the cottage, it is necessary first of all to wash the holes of the pallets with a hose used to water the plants.
To simplify the working process, it is necessary to use pallets of the same size, which have a decent appearance. It is important to remember that the lighting under the bed or above the bed is carried out after the installation of the frame.
After the pallets have dried, they can be carefully ground. In this situation, you can use sandpaper. However, it is possible to use a special grinding machine or a special drill brush. With the use of tools, the installation process will be much faster. Wooden boards must be subjected to very careful processing, so that later the surface of the bed does not cause trouble to the owner. Also need to re-wipe the pallets with a wet cloth.
Next, you have to cover the pallets with a special primer. Thanks to this, the paint or varnish will lie flat on the surface. Before lighting under the bed, you need to paint the object. After the ink has dried, a repetitive layer can be applied. To give the color saturation, you can apply a third coat of paint. After the done actions it will be necessary to fasten the main frame.
According to this instruction it is possible to make a large double-sized bed, in which there will be six or eight square-shaped pallets. You can also reproduce the skeleton of a large height. In this situation, pallets have to be folded in 2-3 rows. Backlight beds, a headboard, small wheels, special boxes are used as auxiliary elements of a design.
Beds with a mattress box
A bed with a skeleton made on the basis of single-row pallets can be equipped with a special box that will be fitted for the mattress. It can take from 2 to 4 sites of wood (it all depends on the size). To create a two-pallet box, you have to turn the pallets themselves, then use the jigsaw to cut the boards located in the central part of each wooden platform so that the forms form a "P" shape at the supports.
The boards must be secured so that all pallets have three closed sides. After that, it is necessary to connect the pallets with the open sides directed to the inner area. The finished box must be secured in the area of the bottom tray, then equipped with a mattress. If the box itself is made on the basis of 4 pallets, then each platform of wood should purchase only two closed sides.
How to set the backlight?
- The LED cord must be connected to the special plugs so that the contacts are in the channels with the wiring.
- The free end of the cord itself should be equipped with a protective cap.
- Then you will need to connect the cords and the cable.
- Next, you need to check if the backlight functions.
- Connect the mains cord to the mains and enjoy excellent backlight.