Once in a while there’s a project that’s so clever, you almost want to clip on a tool belt and get to it immediately. This pallet sofa ticks all the boxes when it comes to creating something from practically nothing and is a perfect addition to any game or media room, apartment, or urban/industrial loft. Moreover, if you’re in need of extra napping space, rumor has it, this sleeper is 5-star worthy.
- 6 wood pallets (Where to find? DiggersList, paint/warehouse/hardware/feed & pet supply/grocery stores)
- electric sander (optional)
- Various paint brushes
- Flexible foam (1.8-3.0 pounds p/cubic foot is best, at least 4″ thick)
- furniture fabric & notions
- a trusty sewing machine
- flat brackets and screws
- Sand all outer surfaces of pallets, paying special attention to the edges and corners.
- Paint pallets in desired color and allow to dry.
- Measure top surface of each pallet to determine the amount of flexible foam you’ll need cut to size.
- Cover seats and back cushion in desired fabric. (see box cushion how-to video)
- To secure the pallets, screw a flat bracket onto back of top and bottom pallet (on each end), then another onto top front and back of each pallet group to secure together.
- Place cushions and lounge or snooze away.
*Optional: if you do not wish to sew, use pre-fab cushions and/or pillows.