Slava litvin
by Slava litvin
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Hey everyone!

Karen and I weren't quite done with our house yet, and one of the things we needed was a comfortable couch. Before building this we had no place to sit at all since we had just moved in.

Let me show you how we went about building it. The process is simple. First you buy pillows or square sponges as well as a glue gun and some pallets. Also pick up the type of material you want to cover the sponges for the cusion.

I got my hot glue and began to glue it all together to create the couch pillows. There will be pillows for the bottom and the side pillows. We will then take the pillows and place them on some painted and sanded pallets. 

Let's start with the pillows. Cut the fabric to size and simply glue it with your glue gun and then fold it over and glue it so the fabric covers the whole sponge. 

We first made one that was extra long to be the cushion for where you sit.
Then we did this process a few times over with the other size cushions we wanted. So we did it for a bunch of side pillows for where our backs would lean against and we did so by measuring the fabric as well as the sponges to fit. Fold and glue as you did before.
We finally had all of the cushions ready!

They are a bit rough at the edges so we don't want anyone getting splinters especially since we are all sitting on them. I sanded the surface with the electric sander, but the edges and spaces were easier to do by hand and allowed me to reach every nook and cranny.
After the pallets were smoothed by the electric sander, it was off to painting the pallets.

Karen painted the pallets in white which will go great with our room. It will go nicely with the black fabric on the pillows as well. So excited to show you how it came out and looks in our living room! 

We finally took the cushions and painted pallets up to the living room for assembly. It was simple.

We just stacked two pallets in three piles and added the cushions and pillows! It is so comfortable! Please share and subscribe if you liked this video and please comment what you think :)   Total cost of the DIY pallet Couch was only 70$!
Here is how it ended up looking.
Enjoy the video to see the whole process from beginning to end.
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  • Lisa West Lisa West on May 21, 2020

    I live the look of pallet furniture. My problem is how do you keep spiders from moving in to the couches? That has been my biggest fear and the reason why I haven't built one. Is there spray to use safely for inside if you have kids and animals? Yes I have such a phobia of spiders. After living in Missouri I have seen what the brown recluse can do to some one. Black widows are not nice either.

  • Margaet may Margaet may on Apr 17, 2021

    Best of all, pallets are free. Since they “grow” just about everywhere, getting a few to throw in the back of the car is a simple job – right? But before you start collecting pallets, you may want to consider that some pallets can be dangerous: Chemical spills and treatments can make some pallets hazardous to cut, burn, or even touch. The bacteria from food, chemical and animal waste is also a major contributor to pallet toxicity. Plz use pallets outside...not inside for your lived ones. Free is not free from toxins.

  • Mary Howard Mary Howard on Apr 17, 2021

    This is nice, but looks half done. Were you going to add more or is this the finished product?

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  • Ella Ella on Apr 18, 2021

    Thanks for the good info, one never knows does one?

  • Sue Sue on May 25, 2021

    If you're worried about the pallets you get...ask your local grocery store if you can have there's, especially from the produce dept.