Pallet Bed DIY Bought two 41x 80 pallets. Sawed one pallet so that it would fit for queen size mattress. Then sanded both pallets on each side. Blow off excess dirt off pallets. Painted on each side and doubled painted sides that were going to show. I used chalk paint. Once dried I set it up on my bedroom floor and completed it with my bed. Took about two days to do but can finish in one day if you work the whole day. Love it!