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DIY Ideas – How to build a daybed

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Who knew DIY ideas could be so relaxing? This month’s featured project will result in the ultimate chill-zone; behold, the outdoor daybed! Scroll down to explore our ultimate list of DIY daybeds, ranging from beginner’s level projects, to more challenging designs for the seasoned DIYer!

 

Re-purposed and up-cycled daybeds

The following designs are perfect, entry-level projects for DIY-curious crafters, Pinterest enthusiasts and op-shop treasure hunters!

DIY Ideas; How To Build A Daybed | ModularWalls

Watch ClaCali’s YouTube tutorial here

Up-cycled pallet daybed

What can’t you do with an old shipping pallet?! This old industrial items makes for a super simple DIY daybed base; simply ensure the beams are strong enough to hold your weight, sand back splinters, check for rusty nails and stain, if needed.

 

A new dream for an old bed

You can come across some truly beautiful headboards in op-shops and council cleanups; furthermore, children’s beds are a particularly popular item that are always eventually grown out of.

Why not give them new life? You can simultaneously enhance the back support of your daybed and add a designer touch to the piece; watch the tutorial here!

 

Just another Ikea hack

What would a DIY tutorial round-up article be without at least one Ikea hack? This DIY daybed idea utilises a feature that every homeowner loves; storage! Simply use Ikea’s storage cabinets as the base, add a bed base for support, whack on a mattress or padded mats to the top and voila; you have a DIY lounging area, with built-in blankie storage.

 

Easy DIY daybed ideas

Looking to step up the experience level a little? Here are some projects that are a little more hands-on…

DIY Ideas; How To Build A Daybed | ModularWalls

Watch aCreativeTraveler’s YouTube tutorial here

Cinder blocks and timber beams

Step 1: Glue a few cinder blocks together to build left-hand side of daybed.

Step 2: Repeat Step 1 for right-hand side; wait for both sides to cure.

Step 3: Thread weight-bearing timber beams through top holes of cinder blocks.

Step 4: Add cushions, yourself and Sunday morning’s cup of coffee (or Saturday night’s glass of wine!).

 

Nothin’ to it but a few two-by-fours

With a nail gun and a lick of paint, the trusty two-by-four can offer a quick and simple — yet stylish — daybed for your backyard! You can watch the full video tutorial here.

 

Experienced DIY daybed designs

If you’re up for a more challenging project, try your hand at one of these amazing DIY daybed tutorials!

DIY Ideas; How To Build A Daybed | ModularWalls

Watch tutorial here

The grass is always greener

Lie back amongst lush greenery with this incredible daybed design! Knock together a sturdy base, complete with planter box headboard, and grow a soft carpet of real lawn! Depending on your climate and budget, you could even spring for a bed of Zoysia tenuifolia, or ‘no-mow grass’, for an extra-luxe feel.

 

Outdoor daybed with canopy

Does it get more luxe than a four poster canopy? Build yourself your very own backyard resort and recline in style with this DIY daybed design!

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Written by Evelyn Kandris

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