This pallet sofa is awesome. We love the funky look of this upcycled furniture piece. It’s perfect for a summer deck! This pallet sofa was built around the dimensions of a reused futon mattress. Find a plush mattress and make yourself a pallet wood sofa.
New foam isn’t cheap, so it’s great to reuse a clean futon mattress for this project. Make sure the mattress is deep so that it touches your inner knee when sitting on it. Donna from Funky Junk made the upcycled furniture piece shown by experimenting and seeing what felt right. The mattress she used was 24″ deep, 55″ wide and 6″ deep.
To make this cool patio sofa, build a frame for your mattress according to its dimensions. Be sure to sand all the pallet wood very thoroughly, especially parts that contact skin. The dimensions of the frame are shown in the image below.
Ideally your futon mattress will be delightfully thick and plush. This will influence the height of your frame and the height of the sofa arms.
Add center supports to make sure that weight will be evenly distributed on the pallet sofa.
Next cut planks for the base of your pallet sofa. These ones were 5.5″ by 30″. This allows for a slight overhang along the front edge.
Use a screw driver to secure your planks.
Place the boards for the back of the pallet sofa along 2 support beams. Screw the boards to the beams to secure.
You don’t have to permanently attach the back to the sofa. It can rest comfortably between the armrest and the wall behind it.
This will allow you to angle the sofa back for ultimate comfort.
If you do want to attach your sofa back, make sure your armrests are further back and run a support beam across them to attach the back board to.
To finish your pallet sofa, cover your mattress with upcycled fabric and style with lots of cushions! This pallet sofa has double cushions (one behind the other), stacked for extra comfort.
Source: Funky Junk Interiors