The other day I shared with you the plan for the Full Size Farmhouse Pallet Bed for my son’s room. One of the the things that was very important to my son was that there be room for his buddies to spend the night. My extroverted son would have a friend spend the night every day of his life if we would let him. By raising the side panel of the bed to 16” from the floor there was more than enough clearance for the rolling trundle bed with a mattress to slide underneath. And the trundle only costs $38 in lumber. That is a steal compared to what even a metal trundle retails for. And it is a super easy build.
1. Drill two pocketholes into each end of the 34” 2 x 6 pieces. Attach that to the long 76” pieces.
2. Next cut 6-2x4s to 34”. Add two pocketholes to each end of those. Then attach those to the frame with the 3 1/2” side facing up. Make sure you add the braces all the way to the head and foot of the trundle. This is what you will be attaching your wheels to.
3. Flip it over and add your 1 5/8” rolling casters to the bottom with 1 1/4” screws.
4. Make sure it is square. Then rip a piece of OSB to fit inside (33 7/8” x 72 7/8”) and screw that down with 1 1/4” screws.
I like to sand all of my pieces prior to assembly so it is ready for stain right away. Always use a pre-wood conditioner on pine wood. I used Minwax Special Walnut on mine.
The room just got finished being painted and I am adding curtains, a drop down desk, and some finishing touches on the room this week. Stay tuned for a final reveal.