Make an Outdoor Pallet Sofa That's Comfy AND Cute!


I didn't use my patio for about a year. Know why? Because it had a table and chairs on it. I just longed for a super comfy long term sit with a good book in hand. So I ditched the table and instead, went for supreme comfort... with a twist.
Not desiring the standard fare of what was for sale, I went about making my own comfy outdoor furniture. And the result? A pallet wood sofa that's not only comfortable, but pretty cute!
The secret to the comfort? It's all about the cushion. Read on for more...
This little sofa is the perfect size for our smaller covered patio. The oversized cushion from a futon sofa was wrapped with a painter's drop cloth making clean up an absolute breeze.
This little sofa is the perfect size for our smaller covered patio. The oversized cushion from a futon sofa was wrapped with a painter's drop cloth making clean up an absolute breeze.
The random backing boards were intentionally staggered to show as different heights. Aren't the different tones eye catching?
The random backing boards were intentionally staggered to show as different heights. Aren't the different tones eye catching?
Stamped board details were celebrated rather than hidden. The lettering on one arm is an added quirky perk in my book. And perfect to hold a requisite cup of fresh hot coffee.
Stamped board details were celebrated rather than hidden. The lettering on one arm is an added quirky perk in my book. And perfect to hold a requisite cup of fresh hot coffee.
It all started with landing a cushion from a thrift store for a whoppin' $10.

The framework was then built around the cushion's size. A dry fit was created to grasp a style.
It all started with landing a cushion from a thrift store for a whoppin' $10. The framework was then built around the cushion's size. A dry fit was created to grasp a style.
Here are the measurements. If you can't make them out, the link to the original tutorial is at:

http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2011/08/how-i-built-pallet-sofa-part-2.html
Here are the measurements. If you can't make them out, the link to the original tutorial is at: http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2011/08/how-i-built-pallet-sofa-part-2.html
The base was then planked up, as well as a separate piece for the backer board. Since this sofa stays put, the backing simply leans on the house.
The base was then planked up, as well as a separate piece for the backer board. Since this sofa stays put, the backing simply leans on the house.
May I boast for a moment? Because this is really cool. This crazy little idea proceeded to win 1st prize in a Canada wide Upcycle Challenge and landed in Canadian Living magazine! Whoop!
May I boast for a moment? Because this is really cool. This crazy little idea proceeded to win 1st prize in a Canada wide Upcycle Challenge and landed in Canadian Living magazine! Whoop!
Wish for even more creative outdoor sitting areas? Check out this post with 15 HomeTalk features! Is one of them you?

http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2009/07/character-outbuilding-part-4-all.html
Wish for even more creative outdoor sitting areas? Check out this post with 15 HomeTalk features! Is one of them you? http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2009/07/character-outbuilding-part-4-all.html
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  • Bet26745080
    on Feb 26, 2018

    I do love the look of pallet furniture, This one looks more polished than others I've seen. Could you tell me how much weight it would hold?

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