Despite the drear weather lately, the deck decor is coming together!
…an outdoor pallet sofa!
It is heaven. Take a look (or just come on over to enjoy…)
And guess what’s the best part? It cost less than $5.
Thankfully pallets are readily available in our neck of the woods (for free). I usually snag mine from the back of my local Lowe’s – thanks Lowe’s, you’re the best!
After staining the deck, I knew I wanted something nice and comfy to fill the space right outside of our dining room slider. It used to look like this before…
But went to this with a little TLC…
I got 4 pallets that were all about the same size (40″ x 30″) and made 2 “sofas”. If you’re wanting to make something similar, then you can make yours as small or large as you desire. If you’ve got a big patio or deck to fill, think about making a humungo sectional. How cool would that be?!
Using 4″x4″ posts from the fence we took out last year, we cut the legs using a compound miter saw (this is a favorite of mine <= affiliate link).
Determine the height of the legs: A typical seat height is 18-20″, so we measured the height of the cushion we bought (4″ high) + the pallet thickness (5″ high), so the legs needed to be 10″.
To attach the legs, we used flat brackets (mending plate <= affiliate link) and braced them from the leg to the pallet edge.
To attach the back pallet, we used (3) 90 degree L-brackets (corner brace <= affiliate link) for each “sofa”, so 6 in all.
Then it was complete. That’s how easy these bad-boys are to make, But I will warn you… THEY ARE HEAVY. So you will definitely need some muscles & braun to lift and move the pallet sofas.
Once they were in place, we were in love!
Check out my little guy chilaxin’…
One more step we could have taken, but haven’t (yet or maybe never) is to paint or stain the pallets. They certainly don’t need to be left the raw wood, it just depends on the look you desire.
I’m sure you’re wondering about the cushions. Right? Boy, they were difficult to find. I found lots of cushions, but they were all too $$$. The tricky part was the seat depth of the pallet sofa which is 30″. It’s the perfect spot for lounging and napping (you’ll never want to get up), but finding a cushion to fit was rough. In the end, I ended up finding these oversized seat-with-back-cushions at Lowes. They were a bit pricey at $55/each, but they are mega thick and durable. They’ve been left in the rain a few times and survived, thankfully. With the cushy back, they fit just right for the 30″ depth.
With 3 cushions across, they were just the right size to allow for some extra room on the ends of the pallets to rest a drink & drink tray.
Even though it’s been practically raining every day, I have been totally loving our new deck space. Many a days ahead will be spent
snoozing lounging! A more thorough deck tour to come – I promise! Until then, you’ve gotta make this pallet sofa!
Pallet Inspiration You can find free pallets at flooring and furniture stores, lumber and stone yards, etc...Pallet stools at a pop-up restaurant by Joost Bakker for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. The whole building and all the furniture were made from reclaimed materials. byjoost.comAn old alcohol distillery in Barcelona gets warmed up with pallet sofas.www.micasarevista.comIngenious - a multi-tiered TV watching platform. Designer: Simone Tasca, www.simonetasca.com.br Via: construirmaispormenos.uol.com.brMore ingenuity: a pallet TV holder. A lot less expensive than the ones sold at big box stores. Simone Tasca, www.simonetasca.com.brKitchen in Lombardy by Katrin Arens, who reuses "materials from derelict country houses, cellars, and carpentry studios." Note the pallet plate rack. www.katrinarens.itPallet kitchen island. www.home-dzine.co.zaPallet wood kitchen cabinets.New Moon Cottage Long Beach Island, NJ Designed by: Richard Bubnowski Design LLCPhoto: Sam Oberter PhotographyPallet Bed Frame. djacoose.blogspot.comPallet bed, side table and end table. Door headboard. www.grahamandco.orgPallet bed by Sandbox Studios. s3.media.squarespace.com, www.sandboxstudio.comSee Lori's detailed How-to!loridanelle.blogspot.comThe other sister's bed. loridanelle.blogspot.comPallet Sofa. seaseight.blogspot.comPallet Dining TableFrom: "100% Pallet: from Freight to Furniture: 20 DIY Designer Projects" by Aurélie Drouet, www.amazon.co.uk.Pallet wood table legs and lower shelf, top is old decking, by Ana White, ana-white.com Made with only an old hand saw, a hammer and some used pallets. How-to: cherryblossomkindoflife.blogspot.com
Pallet Sofa. How to: www.theironstonenest.comPallet Couch.Pallet Chair with a wash of alternating colors.batzolades.wordpress.com & Another chair: remodelista.comPallet Coffee Table with shelf. How-to: www.joyeverafter.comPallet coffee table. Larger wheels, no shelf. www.home-dzine.co.zaPallet wood dining table. Cris and Diana's Red Hook Rooftop. Via: www.apartmenttherapy.comMissing a door? Replace it with pallet wood. www.blockandchisel.co.zaPallet Headboard by Amber of Pineplace. homebyheidi.blogspot.comPallet Benches - DIYwww.designsponge.com Pallet Desk by Donna of Funky Junk Interiors. funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com Pallet Desk by Donna of Funky Junk Interiors. funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.comPallet wall. jerseyicecreamco.blogspot.comA pallet wood ceiling. Detailed how-to: www.remodelaholic.comPallet wood wall. www.casasugar.comPallet wood wall. www.shadesoflight.comPallet display case in the Olabisi wine tasting room. Cookie sheets are used as slide out trays. remodelista.comTadashi Kawamata à Versailles Taken on: September 18, 2008www.artfacts.net, www.flickriver.comPallet wood sauna.The Pallet House prototype was designed by I-Beam Design and was featured in the HRH Prince Charles' Royal Gardens as part of an exhibition on sustainable design, organized by the Prince's Charity, Start, along with The Earth Awards, The Financial Times and IBM. www.i-beamdesign.comThe Pallet House was conceived as a transitional shelter for returning Refugees. www.i-beamdesign.com. You tube video: www.youtube.comPallet House at the Venice Biennale, www.palettenhaus.comPallet House Tube, Johannesburg. Note the straw bales integrated with pallets and glass. www.palettenhaus.com The Learning Cube at the University of Colorado, Denver, is a simple framed, a public gathering shelter that uses shipping pallets as infill. www.archdaily.comThe Learning Cube at the University of Colorado, Denver. The stone wall is simple rubble rocks held in place with wire mesh. www.archdaily.comManifesto House in Chili by James & Mau, for Infiniski. Lots more images: www.archdaily.comThe Palettenpavillion was built in 2005 for the Skiing World Cup and was meant to be a temporary shelter for users and media to congregate, create and be inspired by the unusual, cave-like space. Matthias Loebermann choose pallets because he wanted to reflect the surrounding wooded region, while also constructing a sustainable space. It was constructed out of 1300 shipping pallets, 20 tie rods and 100 tension straps. www.aml-partner.deInside the Palettenpavillion.
The outdoor location can be given a classic touch with low level coffee tables, seating arrangements and planters and get a word of appraise from your friends and family. Beautiful painted chairs with lots of cushions, dining tables and chairs and daybed made from pallets will serve large family gatherings.
If you can’t afford expensive sofa’s, then consider having a pallet sofa in your house. You can make a pallet sofa by yourself or purchase it for less cost. There are several benefits of pallet sofa.
If you keep the pallet sofa outside which means residing them on the deck of your house, it will look beautiful. You can enjoy the weather outside by sitting on a comfy pallet sofa. You do have to make sure that the pallets are clean before deciding to make a pallet sofa. You won’t have to regret if you wish to throw the pallet sofa because it is inexpensive furniture which makes your house look unique and beautiful.
If you build a pallet sofa, you have the freedom to choose the color of seats and cushions you would like to put on it. Making something out of pallet checks your creativity and sofas is a need in every house which could be made easily.
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The pallets can provide a beautiful and stunning looking garden bench and accessories decorated with wooden pieces. These pieces are arranged in specific order to make a stand or rack in which you can keep hanging planters of herbs and shrubs. The stands can be placed horizontally or vertically to enhance various corners of your garden. The cases can be wrapped with some fabric to prevent the dust from coming out.
Create a wonder to your lawn or backyard with a beautiful daybed made from pallets which will not only stay over time but also will cost much less. Beautiful resting chairs can be placed in front of swimming pool and cushioned to relax you and enjoy sun bath. All this requires integrity and concern for proper measurement and designing with utmost skill. The pallet daybeds can be given fresh printed cushioning to go with nature and season.
Designing the outdoor pallet furniture with your own hands provides such a joy and excitement which is matchless to any other task in the world. A pallet shelf is another option for adding interior design to your patio or backyard. It can be painted or left in original color to match the modern or vintage look.
The kids play house is perfect furniture item for outdoor which will give your children a place to gather with their friends and spend quality time. The perfect exterior and interior can be painted up with bright colors for making it more appealing and eye catching.
You can enjoy beautiful weather and nature beauty by sitting or lying on a pallet lounger placed in the backyard. It can be made movable by adding some wheels or placed at any place to match the overall theme. A comfortable and trendy cushioning will add to the elegance of this project.
It speaks a quite interesting idea for creative and useful benches for placing small and large planters and decorates any odd corner easily. The nature is best theme and you can use ceramic or wooden boxes for planting herbs and placing it on bench for decorating outdoor.