Resting up on an outdoor pallet sofa

June 9th, 2016 in member junk     
Funky_Junk_Donna Funky_Junk_Donna, member
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Pallet wood is the perfect choice for this outdoor sofa. Its weather durable as well as maintains all the rustic qualities us junkers gravitate towards.
The build started with landing the perfect mattress at the thrift for a whoppin $10. Then I plunked boards in place attempting a visual.
The frame, made out of heavy duty 3x3 oak, was created, using the mattress size for reference.
Lots of sitting and trying out transpired attempting to figure out the right height for everything. A thick mattress can really throw you off!
The back was created by screwing in random planks onto two support strips from behind so the screws were hidden.
This particular back rests loosely as I desired a TALL variation and this was the perfect spot that allowed for it. Shes lookin mighty stylish at this point!
Imperfections and quirky arms/boards were celebrated rather than bypassed. Eclectic at its best. :)
A fusion of warm whites were used to dress the build up. The mattress cover was wrapped with a painters drop for quick and easy cleaning. An eclectic mesh of pillows allow for quick positioning for different sits.
Even the buttons were a DIY project. They are branches cut down with a circular miter saw, then holes were drilled to thread in the twine. Chimed in perfect with the woodsy retreat!
I love the big chunky wood look! Looks great and provides the most sturdy sit ever.
Gotta love arms that accommodate your fav beverage. :)
The random board heights along the back just add to the eclectic originality of the piece, offering a salvaged feel.
The comfy cool outdoor sofa is the perfect place to start or end each day!
And then the troops moved in. Gee... look who landed the sofa. But then we really arent surprised, are we...
Pallet wood is the perfect choice for this outdoor sofa. Its weather durable as well as maintains all the rustic qualities us junkers gravitate towards.

Pallet wood is the perfect choice for this outdoor sofa. It's weather durable as well as maintains all the rustic qualities us junkers gravitate towards.

Photo: reveal at: http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2011/08/pallet-wood-outdoor-sofa-reveal.html

Have you ever wished your outdoor furniture was as comfy as the indoor variety? I'm happy to say, I think I've come up with a way to make that happen. And all it took was some reclaimed lumber, and a little planning.

And you guessed it... after the big build, I had somewhere awesome to rest up before the next big pie in the sky DIY plan. :)


Pattern or design used: My own design - Funky Junk Interiors
posted in: member junk, seasonal, wood, cottage, eclectic, furniture, funky, country, outdoor spaces, porch, sunroom, reclaimed lumber, rustic, pallet wood, outdoor furniture, outdoor sofa

Comments (11)

MrsJunkAddict writes: GREAT JOB!!! Posted: 7:53 am on April 4th
lety99101 writes: I LOVE this Idea...how hard would it be for a beginner. Did the wood have to be sanded or any kind of Prep. I would love to try it!!!
Posted: 7:53 pm on February 22nd
Mensa6 writes: I adore this! F. A. B. U. L. O. U. S. Posted: 5:33 am on November 14th
junkermidge writes: I SO love your pallet sofa! Amazing!
Midge Posted: 3:21 pm on September 25th
FleaMarketTrixie writes: As always you amaze me, great bench, love it. Posted: 12:23 pm on September 24th
KMcG73 writes: This is why I love this site so much - inventive thrifty creativeness at it's best!!! Posted: 9:53 am on September 19th
JunkArchitect writes: It's incredible that you're able to create such a beautiful piece out of old pallets! The flat armrests are the perfect place for resting a cold Molson.

Jim

Posted: 2:52 am on September 19th
RustyDiva writes: Just another fabulous wonderful awesome project by you!!
Love!!
Kenda Posted: 11:36 am on September 16th
Dianne writes: I absolutely LOVE this! I'd put this IN my house as well! Posted: 6:44 am on September 16th
CottageElements writes: Donna, love this project. You are so savvy at all the building projects. I need to get me some power tools of my own. Great post!

Lani Posted: 7:22 pm on September 15th
nutbird writes: Donna is one of the best junkbuilders ever. Her designs are great and her techniques are really good. You can follow her instructions. Check out her blog for more projects. Ann Posted: 1:40 pm on September 15th
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