Introduction: Garden Pallet Corner Sofa

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here is my corner sofa I made for my garden I collected pallets and pallet sides from work they chuck them away so was more than happy for me to take them and up cycle them

Step 1: First Step

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my first step was collecting enough pallets I then selected the better condition ones to use as the top and back of the sofa.

Step 2: Sanding

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I then sanded them stating with 60 grit working my way to 240 grit to bring out the grain in the wood an round the edges to prevent anyone from getting splinters

Step 3: Test Building

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next I placed the pallets out and checked I was happy with the height etc then once happy I screwed them together as individual chairs and used the pallet sides to join them together.

Step 4: Protection and Colour

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once it was all attached I stained the whole thing with a dark oak coloured wood preservative to protect it from the elements. I then decided I wamted to make it a little different.

Step 5: Adding Light

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I then got a 5m length of waterproof rgb led's and attached them with glue under the pallet side these are wired into a controller so I can change the colour depending on mood or have patterns if we are having a party

Step 6: Last Step Cushions

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for this I got an old king size memory foam mattress and chopped it up to use as the base an a couple old roll out beds as the back cushions and covered the back cushions with an old set of curtains and the base with a king size bed throw and some lining fabric


RebeccaH7 (author)2015-10-05

This is fantastic! If painted and paired with some outdoor cushions this could be a neat idea for not only your home but a hookah bar, lounge or even campground.

Seffutsj made it! (author)2015-09-26

thanks for the inspiration!

@nistleroy; easy you can screw the back to the bottom two pallets.

Nistleroy06 (author)2015-08-28

How did you screw them together? How did you attach the back to the seating?

sonjaj12 (author)2015-08-24

How did you make the back rest for not falling over if there is nothing supporting it. We are moving into a knew house and I want to start making mine for the braai room.

blee64 (author)2015-06-25

how many pallets did you use

AlecR1 (author)blee642015-06-30

I think it was 12 pallets and 3 or 4 pallet sides

chris higgins (author)2015-06-19

looks great and makes me want to build some :-)

AlecR1 (author)chris higgins2015-06-24

you really should 3 of my mates have started building them since they come round and saw mine

marvelousdragon (author)2015-06-18

great work mate!

AlecR1 (author)marvelousdragon2015-06-19

thanks alot

NathanSellers (author)2015-06-16

Cool use of pallets. Love the ground effects.

AlecR1 (author)NathanSellers2015-06-19

thanks alot

ZeroZone (author)2015-06-15

Great work..thanx for sharing.

AlecR1 (author)ZeroZone2015-06-16

thanks alot

dmustace (author)2015-06-16

Really good. awesome work

AlecR1 (author)dmustace2015-06-16

thanks really pleased for my first attempt

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