How To Make a Day Bed From Reclaimed Timber


What’s a better way to unwind during the weekend than to rest on a beautiful and comfortable outdoor space in your home? This project will give you a great place to read, relax and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine.

You’ll definitely enjoy spending more time outdoors than in your bedroom when you have a daybed like this on your porch or deck.

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This is one DIY bed that’s easy and fast to build! It’s also very easy to adjust the dimensions to fit your available outdoor space. The owner-builder of this project even shows you how to cut and shape the foam base!

Need a movable day bed for your outdoor living area? Simply attach locking wheel casters and you’re good to go! If you prefer this to be a permanent fixture you could even build some storage into it.

And to make it complete, why not add a small table for refreshments and snacks?

Could you use a daybed in your outdoor living area?


  • 2×4 Pine Wood
  • Reclaimed Hardwood
  • Chipboard
  • Bed Foam
  • Craft Glue
  • Batting
  • Basic Sewing Materials


  • Table Saw
  • Nail Gun
  • Drill
  • Electric Knife
  • Staple Gun
  • Sewing Machine

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