A few things the reader should know:
This is my first Instructable.
I am pretty much learning as I go with wood working which is why, along with the pleasing aesthetics, I began using reclaimed wood from old pallets.
I will welcome any constructive comments that will help me better my skills.
Parts you will need:
About 2 wooden pallets worth of wood (I called around to lawn and garden stores and factories in the area to find my wooden pallets. Most places are happy to part with a few)
Preferred color of wood stain (I used Miniwax Golden Oak)
Screws (dependent on the thickness of your wood)
Black latex paint (optional)
Light fixture (optional)
Black Spray Paint (optional)
Tools You will need:
Reciprocating Saw (optional but will make things easier)
Electric Sander (also optional but will make things easier)
Step 1: Get some Reclaimed Wood and Supplies
After disassembling the pallets (by hand at first until I bought a reciprocating saw which made it much easier) I laid the wood out to get a general idea of how much space I could cover. For my bed it had to start two feet off the ground and be about 4' by 3'.