Who knew that DIY projects could be so soothing? The featured project this month will create the ideal chill zone: the outdoor daybed! Scroll down to see our comprehensive selection of DIY daybeds, which includes everything from beginner-friendly projects to more difficult ideas for the seasoned DIYer!
Re-purposed and up-cycled daybeds
The ideas below are excellent for DIY-curious crafters, Pinterest addicts, and op-shop treasure hunters!
Up-cycled pallet daybed
What can’t an old shipping pallet be used for?! This old industrial item makes a great DIY daybed base; just make sure the beams were strong enough to support your weight, sand off any splinters, inspect for rusty nails, and stain if necessary.
A new dream for an old bed
In addition, children’s beds are a very popular item that is always ultimately grown out of, and you may find some pretty stunning headboards at op-shops and council cleanups.
Why not breathe fresh life into them? Watch the guide to learn how to improve the back support of a make a daybed while also adding a stylish touch.
Just another Ikea hack
Without at least one Ikea hack, what would a DIY instructional round-up post be? This DIY daybed design makes use of a characteristic that every homeowner appreciates: storage! Simply start with Ikea’s storage cabinets, add a bed foundation for stability, put a mattress or cushioned mats on top, and you’ve got yourself a DIY resting area with built-in blankie storage.
Easy DIY daybed ideas
Looking to take your skillset to the next level? Here are a few tasks that require a bit more involvement…
Cinder blocks and timber beams
Step 1: To make the left-hand side of the daybed, glue just a few cinder blocks together.
Step 2: Repeat Step 1 for the right-hand side; allow both sides to cure before proceeding.
Step 3: Insert weight-bearing wood beams into cinder block top holes.
Step 4: Add pillows, yourself, and a cup of coffee on Sunday morning (or a drink of wine on Saturday night!).
Nothin’ to it but a few two-by-fours
The dependable two-by-four can give a fast and simple — yet elegant — daybed for your garden with a nail gun and a coat of paint! The complete video tutorial may be found here.
Experienced DIY daybed designs
If you’re looking for a more difficult project, consider one of these fantastic DIY daybed projects!
The grass is always greener
With this wonderful daybed design, you may relax amid beautiful flora! Build a solid base with a planter box headboard, then plant a lush carpet of genuine grass! For an extra-luxe vibe, consider a bed of Zoysia tenuifolia, sometimes known as ‘no-mow grass,’ depending on your environment and budget.
Feature woodwork design
A unique frame design with herringbone details is featured in this lovely woodworking project. This will take a little more time and effort, but the payoff will be well worth it!
Outdoor daybed with canopy
Is there anything more opulent than a four-poster canopy? With this DIY daybed design, you can create your backyard resort and relax in style!