Wood Pallet Sofa

Wood Pallet Sofa

Use Carpenter David Leon’s instructions for repurposing old pallets into a new rustic sofa.


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This project shows you how to create a stylish outdoor sofa with just a few wood pallets and some cushions.

Materials
(3) Wood pallets
(1) Wood pallet cut in half
2 1/2-inch drywall screws
(2) Two-by-four wood blocks 12-inches long and cut at 45-degree angle on one end and 25-inch angle on the other end
Drill
1-5/8-inch drywall screws
150-grit sandpaper
Rag
Interior/exterior paint with primer
Paintbrush
Roller
Pencil
2 seat cushions that will cover top of wood pallet
2 back cushions that will fit half-pallet backrest

Instructions

  1. Sand wood pallets completely using 150-grit sandpaper. Wipe off excess sawdust with a rag
  2. Paint pallets with paint and primer using paintbrush and roller. Allow paint to dry
  3. To form the couch, first you will stack pallets on top of each other to add height. Stack 2 wood pallets on top of one another, face up. Line them up so that they are flush on the sides and front
  4. Screw 2 pallets together with 2 1/2-inch drywall screws and drill at 45-degree angles through each side of the pallet supports in middle and on either side


  1. Stack 3rd wood pallet face-up on top of first two. Line them up so that they are flush on the sides and front
  2. Screw top 2 pallets together with 2 1/2-inch drywall screws and a drill at 45-degree angles through each side of the pallet supports in middle and on either side
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  1. Measure the length of the wood pallet and mark position between the center of the pallet and each of the sides. This is where you will attach the two-by-four supports

  1. Line up one two-by-four against the backrest with the 45-degree angled end sitting against the bottom pallet (at the mark you made; as seen in picture above). Screw (3) 1-5/8-inch drywall screws through the bottom of the two-by-four into the seat pallet — one at a 45-degree angle on the left side, one at a 45-degree angle on the right side and one through the center of the two-by-four
  2. Add the backrest pallet to line up with bottom wood pallets so the 25-degree end of the two-by-four sits against it. Screw (3) 1-5/8-inch screws through the top of the two-by-four into the top of the backrest pallet
  3. Repeat steps 9-10 for the other backrest support two-by-four
  4. Add 2 cushions to pallet bottoms and 2 to backrest. Sit back and relax!

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