Olá pessoal,

Sou usuário do site a bastante tempo, mas este é o meu primeiro post aqui, então se faltarem detalhes ou algo não ficar muito claro, postem suas dúvidas e vou tentar ajudá-los.


Primeiramente gostaria de deixar claro uma coisa: moro no Brasil, e nossa língua é o Português (não Espanhol, nem tampouco Latim). Portanto é nela que vou escrever inicialmente a maioria dos meus projetos, pois assim como a maioria de nós tem que correr atrás de aprender outras línguas quando estamos navegando na internet é justo que todos façam o mesmo. Na pior das hipóteses, usem o tradutor do Google. Esse é o outro lado da globalização...;-)

Como o Instructables é um site internacional (e qual não seria?), vou tentar traduzir os meus projetos para o Inglês assim que possível, mas isso não será prioridade, e como meu inglês não é tão bom assim, qualquer auxílio será muito bem vindo.

Entretanto, fiquem a vontade para tirar suas dúvidas em qualquer língua. Farei o melhor possível pra responder também na língua perguntada.


First of all; i live in Brazil, and here we speeak Portuguesse (not spanish, nor latin). So, initially my projects will be written in Portugueese, because if most of us need to learn another languages when surfing on the internet, its fair all do the same. In the worst cenario, try use Google Translator. That's the other side of Globalization ;-)

As instructables is an international site (wich doesn't?), i'll try to translate my projects to English as soon as possible, but it will not be a priority, and as my English it's not so good, any help will be apreciated.

However, be confortable to ask your questions in any language. I promess do my best to answer in your language too.

######## UPDATE (11/17/2012) ########:
The text has been fully translated.
Forgive my bad English, I tried to do my best.
Any collaboration and / or correction are welcome.

Step 1: O Projeto (The Project)

Navegando em alguns sites (mesmo aqui no Instructables) sempre gostei dos sofás de pallets que o pessoal faz.

Há também ótimas idéias ao se procurar por "sofá pallet" no Google Imagens (http://migre.me/bJZh0).

Moro em um apartamento pequeno e um sofá destes seria ao mesmo tempo confortável e pequeno o suficiente para eventuais mudanças ou modificações de layout.

Então decidimos (eu e minha patroa) fazer da seguinte forma: seria um sofá de canto, dividido em duas peças grandes (para sentar) de 110cm X 60cm X 15cm e uma terceira peça menor de 60cm X 40cm X15cm que serviria de "coringa" (para colocar os pés, ou "esticar" um dos lados do sofá).

Como não queríamos um sofá muito baixo, decidimos fazê-lo duplo (com duas "camadas" de pallet em cada assento). Portanto, a altura de cada assento seria 15cm * 2 = 30cm (sem contar com a altura das almofadas: acrescentar + uns 12 cm)

As medidas finais ficaram como no esquema abaixo:

Browsing some sites (even here at Instructables) always liked the sofas pallets that people does.

There are also great ideas when you search for "pallet sofa" on Google Images (http://migre.me/bJZh0).

I live in a small apartment and a sofa like these would be both comfortable and small enough for any changes or modifications to the layout.

So we decided (me and my wife) do the following: it needed to be a corner sofa, and would be divided into two large pieces (to sit) of 110cm X 60cm X 15cm and a third smaller piece of 60cm X 40cm X15cm that would serve as a "wildcard" (to put your feet, or "stretch" some of the side parts).

As we did not want it too low, we decided to make it double (with two "layers" pallet at each seat). Therefore, the height of the seat would be 15cm = 30cm * 2 (not counting the height of the pillows: add a 12 cm +)

The final measures were as in the diagram below:

<p>ola, meus palets estao prontos, mas fui ver as espumas e me espantei do valor, qual espuma vc usou? densidade e altura.</p>
Muito bom, obrigado por compartilhar! <br>Estou fazendo um projeto parecido mas t&ocirc; lixando antes de levar pro ap&ecirc;... A prop&oacute;sito, estou usando uma lixadeira orbital, o que adianta muito o servi&ccedil;o. Se puder, manda mais detalhes sobre a espuma, o forro e a costura... <br>Um grande abra&ccedil;o.
<p>qual o custo final do seu sof&aacute;?</p>
<p>Voc&ecirc;s lembram quanto pagaram nas espumas?</p>
<p>&Oacute;timo post e tamb&eacute;m adorei ler as instru&ccedil;&otilde;es em portugu&ecirc;s!<br>Quanto tempo voc&ecirc; gastou para fazer o projeto todo</p>
Thank you..
or : Obrigado <br> <br>I got this off of google translator.. Hope it means Thank you in Portuguesse like Google said. <br> <br>Hugs
<p>Yeap, it means Thank You.<br>Hugs.</p>
you asked for spelling corrections and i found a few needed in the notice.Portuguese,in the parentheses it should be which,promise not promess, speeak has one e so its speak, and cenario is scenario.and the design is pretty sweet but the fabric is awsome
Where do you get pallets from
Hi Keznaa, <br> <br>I bought them from a local reseller that recycle used pallets from industries around my city. <br> <br>Hugs.
Ola! Not bad for your first 'Instructables' project. I like how clear and detailed the photos are. It helps a lot to understand how you did your project. Suggestion for your other projects to come... Try to photograph all angle or sides of your project if possible. For someone who learns by looking at pictures like me, it's very helpful. Gracias.
Hi asairusta, sorry for not reply before. I have been busy these days. <br> <br>Happy your like the project, and tks for your observations about angle of photos. I'm not a good photographer, but will try to make better pictures. <br> <br>See ya.
I enjoyed your project very much and it is now one of my favorites. It is a good idea to translate your projects to English. English is considered a <em>lingua franca&nbsp;</em>or a diplomatic language. Writing your projects in English will allow for more people to benefit from your work. I noticed that you emphasized twice that you speak Portuguese and not Spanish. Many people know that Portuguese is spoken in Brazil, so the mention of this fact is not necessary. Many contributors of Instructable speak languages other than English, and they resort to online translators whenever they publish a project. Although I am a native Spanish speaker, I also speak English. I do not need a translator when I publish my projects but, for those that do not speak English fluently there is the option of internet translators. I hope that this will be the first of many more projects to come!
Hi buddy, take a look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&amp;v=PePEPZy-1lc <br> <br>Its part of how world see us. Maybe our fault, i don't know. <br> <br>Hugs.
It is not the fault of the Brazilian people. In United States many people are either ignorant or hold misconceptions of the people in other countries. Two institutions deserve the blame for this: the American education system and the media. Students in the US perform much poorly compared to students in other countries and we are constantly bombarded in the news with the ugly side of other countries. Only once I saw on TV a program about Brazil and it was a travel show on a public television station that almost nobody watches. This is something that makes anyone feel indignation but the only thing to do is to educate some people whenever the opportunity presents.
I agree.
Tks buddy, my intention with the &quot;notice&quot; was a &quot;just in case&quot;. <br>But sure i understand the English language importance these days, and as i said i will try to translate it to English when i can. <br>In the truth, as this is my first instructable i saw lots of details are missing (such as some meassures, a princing list of the used materials...), and i will let to translate after some corrections/complements. <br>Again, tks a lot for your appretiation of my work, it means a lot to me. <br>Hugs.
It's a good and cheap proyect. I think people should recycle more, it's cheap and funny by this way. <br> <br>P.S.: Really people think that in south america everyone speaks in latin? When tourists (lots of them) come to Spain, they think we dress like bullfighter. Sorry if my english isn't good at all.
About your PS, i found something: http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&amp;v=PePEPZy-1lc
Yeap. <br>I really forgot tu put the costs of this project (promise will put later, ok?), but it was around R$250, (i think its is about $100). <br> <br>Even with this moster named &quot;internet&quot;, some people already think we live in a julgle, surrounded by lots of monkeys and birds jumping over our heads, our capital is Montevideo or Buenos Aires, and Pele is our president, hehe. <br> <br>If this was true, we brazilians 'd think spanish people are all nice breast woman and bullfighters (and not the amazing people you are), north-american people are all white-fat-ugly (and not the best wood and metal workers i ever see) and russians are all drunks (and does not have such a beautifull culture they have)... <br>I know people from many countries, and love to study its culture and habits. <br> <br>Hugs
Good job! You Should promote it as a Green project
Hi iburch1, <br> <br>I don't know if i understand what you mean. <br> <br>Is that a instructables feature or sometheng like a contest? Or you tihink i should made the project text, emphasizing this project has a &quot;Green&quot; focus? <br> <br>Hugs.
MUITO BOM SEU PROJETO, e &eacute; &oacute;timo encontrar as instru&ccedil;&otilde;es na nossa lingua! <br>Ab&ccedil;s
Oi Claudia. <br> <br>Que bom que gostou. <br> <br>Abra&ccedil;os.
sof&aacute; muito legal
Vlw. <br>Ficou muito confort&aacute;vel tb e estamos usando bastante. <br>Abra&ccedil;os.
Voc&ecirc; tem outras id&eacute;ias para m&oacute;veis de paletes?
Yes, of course. <br> <br>I'm usually inspired by Google Images (http://migre.me/bSKVN) as a reference, and will try to do some other pallet projects later (like some shelves...). <br> <br>By now i need to put here in instructables some other projects i made, its just a matter of time. <br> <br>Hugs
thank you
Tudo para que tipo de m&aacute;quina de costura que voc&ecirc; usa? porque eu nunca pode encontrar em que trabalha certo, eu seria m&atilde;o costura-lo.
Hi doctor who, <br> <br>Weel, we used a SINGER sewing machine, model Pr&ecirc;t-&agrave;-Porter: http://migre.me/bSKJr <br> <br>It is a non-professional machine, but did the job quite well (moreover, it was a home-made projetc, no &quot;need&quot; of pro tools). <br> <br>Hugs.
All of my sewing machines all was brakes needs or thred
Boa! Foi para o meu Blog de engenhocas: <br>http://faz-voce-mesmo.blogspot.pt/2012/11/instructables-sofa-de-paletes-stereo.html
Ol&aacute; Edgar, <br> <br>Fico feliz que tenha gostado do projeto, e como ele tem seus devidos direitos autorais protegidos pela licen&ccedil;a CC (Creative Commons), citando a fonte e autor (como voc&ecirc; j&aacute; fez) pra mim &eacute; suficiente ;-) <br> <br>Sobre o Kilz, n&atilde;o achei interessante tratar o pallet por 2 motivos: <br>- Me parece que esse produto qu&iacute;mico &eacute; muito forte, com componentes que tamb&eacute;m podem causar c&acirc;ncer, etc. Prefiro n&atilde;o arriscar. <br>- Os pallets que usei s&atilde;o aqueles mais baratos, e creio no Brasil estes pallets, quando para uso no mercado interno, n&atilde;o sofrem o tratamento qu&iacute;mico como os para exporta&ccedil;&atilde;o (ref.: http://www.paleteiro.com.br/content/view/61/79/) <br> <br>Abra&ccedil;os, e que bom que gostou.
O que eu fa&ccedil;o, &eacute; p&ocirc;r a gente interessada a ver os links, e aproveitartem o que quizerem. Tamb&eacute;m &eacute; uma boa ideia para ter tudo no mesmo s&iacute;tio, para quando eu mesmo preciso... LOL<br><br>Nas palletes, uma camada de verniz chega e sobra, mas esse Killz pode servir para quando se recuperam tM&aacute;quinas e Bancadas de trabalho e coisas do g&eacute;nero, que sabe-se l&aacute; onde estiveram...<br><br>Um abra&ccedil;o,<br>Edgar
Where do you get pallets from? Stores return them to the company they got them from, and they get repaired and redistributed
Hi HandySun, <br> <br>I found this pallets on a local reseller: it buy broken or old pallets from industries around the city, restore them and sell again, at a lower price. <br> <br>Hugs.
Very good but...: Pallets inside house = unhealthy :(
Yes, i agree. <br>It was a concern when we planned this project, but as this room is sunny and well ventilated, and i will sand and varnish (is that the pronounce), i think the risk of mold (i think is that the word, right?) will be lower. <br>Hugs.
Oh, no, personally I wouldn't be concerned about mold and such. <br>The health risk i am referring to is methyl bromide, a toxin applied to most pallets. <br><br>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallet<br>Skip to &quot;Phytosanitary Compliance&quot;<br><br>http://toxipedia.org/display/toxipedia/Methyl+Bromide<br>More blabla<br> <br>Unsurprisingly, MB pallets are still widely in use.<br>In eastern europe, south asia and probably many other countries there's big business refitting discarded {MB} pallets with {HT} stamps. <br><br>I think your sofa is too pretty to throw away. Maybe you can get a weather-proof outdoor fabric and use it as garden sofa?<br>
Couldn't you spray Killz on it, then apply whatever varnish, etc.. Killz is supposed to lock in anything creating a barrier. We use it all the time on items that are questionable and never had any issues afterwards.
Hi Glenn, <br> <br>I don't think that a chemical with a Warning and Danger description like Killz (ref.: http://www.kilz.com/primer/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=315214dce5542310VgnVCM100000176310acRCRD#&dagger;WARNING!) will be good for helth. <br> <br>Moreover, as i post above (see user antioch) i used not-treated pallets (they are made with cheap - but not chemical treated - wood). <br> <br>Tks for replying. Hugs.
I think you are scared by the word 'warning' and not understanding the application and usage process but no harm being overly cautious. I think that ranks right up there with having to put warning labels on plastic bags so people know not to put them over their heads. Either way the sofa looks cool!
I'm glad you will probably die of cancer and without kids (or at least without healthy kids). <br> <br>Because forcing a plastic bag over your empty, arrogant brain would take too much effort.
; )
So, if the pallet only has HT (heat treatment) its ok?
In most of the times, I guess. <br>The synthesis of manfredpw's information and mine is clear: <br>If you want to be on the safe side, use untreated pallets. <br>It's less likely that anyone would go through the hazzle of removing the stamps entirely since the pallet would lose 3/4 of its former value (in manfredpw's case above).
Hi antioch. <br> <br>I made a little research and find that &quot;curiously&quot; pallets sold in Brazil to our own market are not treated with methyl bromide. <br> <br>Only pallets &quot;made for export&quot; has this treatment, what seems to be a requirement of importing countries. <br> <br>Moreover, the pallets used are the &quot;cheaper&quot; ones, and certainly not the &quot;for export&quot; ones (they are at least 4 times more the price). <br> <br>So, no problem with chemicals at all. ;-) <br> <br>But tanks for the imformation, it will certainly be useful to others. <br> <br>Hugs

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