EcoDIY: Toddler pallet bed

by EcoStreet on July 12, 2010

in EcoDIY , EcoKids , Recycling

I used to sleep on a pallet bed when I found myself a young single mom living in London on a small income and in need of a bed. For a few pounds and some help from a friend with a van, I got 12 old pallets home for a double-sized bed for me and six for my son’s single bed. A couple of affordable Ikea mattresses completed the picture.

Lori Danelle’s taken the pallet bed idea a step further and made a toddler bed, complete with casters, headboard, foot-board and side-guard. She’s posted a full tutorial online. It’s absolutely gorgeous.

{DIY} Toddler Pallet Bed [Lori Danelle]

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Rochelle July 13, 2010 at 12:13 am

Very cool! We get a lot of pallets from our shipments that sometimes are hard or cumbersome to recycle (a lot of our mfgs don’t want them sent back). It’s so great to see them get such a neat second life!

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cynthia korzekwa July 14, 2010 at 9:41 pm

this bed is delightful…can’t believe they throw pallets away….

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Tori Maasch February 19, 2011 at 9:56 pm

if i looking to purchase baby safety goods, i will normally purchasing more premium item. You can save on anything else, but you should not stingy on your infant safety.

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Philippe October 7, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Remember when cocacola had to recall a batch of cans duento chemical contamination from pallets.
http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/155/2/140.full

Pallets are routinely treated with chemicals to prevent rot and fungus, so they Re not suitable for children’s furniture

For example in the UK you cannot use them as firewood as you may be exposed to fungicide, wood preservatives, And pesticides.

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