My name is Thomas Dambo and I'm a recycle artist and designer. I make anything from furniture and interior design to massive art projects, sculptures and installations. In this "Instructables" I will show you how to make a really nice Pallet Couch. You can watch this video I've made, the steps below or a combination. This is my first Instructable, so please give me feedback, and I will make more in the future.
Step 1: Find Pallets
You need 4 pallets, preferably as solid as possible. Whenever I need pallets I always look in containers near my workshop, you can also try ask in a store (they usually get their goods on delivered on pallets). People are usually happy to give away their pallets, and sometimes you can even find them lying on the streets.
Step 2: Tools
- A screw gun
- A jigsaw (you can also use a regular saw)
- A mullet
Step 3: Prepare the Seat
Saw 1/4 off one of the pallets as seen on the picture
Step 4: Prepare the Backside Part 1
Use the mullet to remove two of the pieces of the bottom of the pallet.
Step 5: Prepare the Backside Part 2
Use the mullet to remove two of the boards
Step 6: Prepare the Backside Part 3
Saw off the middle part as shown on the picture. Now the backside of the couch is ready.
Step 7: Make Sides
From the remaining two pallets you need to create two identical pieces like the one on the picture.
To do this you do the following:
- Split the pallet in half with the jigsaw so that you have one part with two supporting pieces.
- Use the mullet to remove three boards leaving the two top boards.
- Repeat these steps on the last pallet so you get two identical side pieces.
Step 8: The Final Pieces
When you are done creating the four pieces they should look like this.
Step 9: Attaching the Sides
First you attach each of the sides to the bottom piece as shown on the picture.
Step 10: Attach the Backside Part 1
Attach the backside onto the couch and choose the leaning angle as you it won't be too comfortable in a 90 degree angle.
Step 11: Attach the Back Part 2
Now you screw the backside into the sides as shown on the picture. Be sure to put screws all along the sides to make it as stable as possible. Watch the video if you are in doubt.
Step 12: Finished Couch
Now the couch is finished, and you can add pillows to make it even more comfortable, or paint or decorate it as you wish.