How To Make A Pallet Couch

Amber Oliver
by Amber Oliver
2 Materials
4 Hours
Our backyard has come a LONG way! We are finally to the fun decorating stage of our backyard makeover; which brings us to this pallet project tutorial for our DIY outdoor pallet couch! We had to take care of a few necessary/required projects like fixing our rainwater drainage problems and adding patio pavers around the patio, and now we were able to focus on making the patio more comfortable and fun! We built an inexpensive DIY outdoor couch out of pallets with an AWESOME money saving hack.

Our DIY outdoor pallet couch was an easy pallet project and the perfect way to add additional seating to our patio. This was a super cheap project as well. The cost saving tip:

use crib mattresses instead of outdoor cushions!

Seriously the best idea ever! The mattresses are the perfect size, cheap, and WATERPROOF! The pallets were free, the mattresses were 30 bucks each, and the sheets are less than $10 and can easily be thrown in the washer if they get dirty. This project cost around $100! Way cheaper than buying new patio furniture icon
For a full, detailed tutorial on putting together this DIY outdoor pallet couch please visit my blog! The post on my blog also includes information on how we enjoy our backyard mosquito free icon
Suggested materials:
  • Pallets
  • Crib mattresses
Amber Oliver
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  • Sweet Image Sweet Image on Oct 31, 2017
    where did you get the flamingo????

  • Judy Powell Judy Powell on Aug 29, 2021

    What did you use for covering the front and sides? Is there something you could put on the pallets to prevent termites or mold

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  • Lulu Garrett Lulu Garrett on Mar 27, 2018

    Great job! However, I wouldn’t use pallets unless they’re treated. It’s an invitation to termites. Also, since it’s pretty much exposed to the elements, mold/mildew will likely set in on the cushions. Looks good though!

    • Lil Refshauge Lil Refshauge on Jun 26, 2021

      I sprayed scotch guard on mine. Have used them for a few years- no mood or mildew. When they’re dirty, I wash, dry and respray. I live in Canada so no termites here. I think this is a great idea!

  • Lil Refshauge Lil Refshauge on Jun 26, 2021

    I sure will. Thanks for a great idea!