Tip: Make sure your pallets have an H Stamp - meaning heat-treated. They are safer to use than chemically treated pallets.
1. Measure and mark the pallets into three 24"x72" pieces. Measure for the side pieces. You will need two 24"x24" pallets for the side pieces. Cut the pallets with a circular saw.
2. Stack two pallets to make the base of the sofa. Attach the two pallets by drilling through the top pallet into a solid point on the bottom pallet with 2-inch deck screws. Repeat along the edges of all four sides.
Tip: Don’t forget to drill pilot holes to prevent the wood from splitting. Assemble your sofa close to where it's going to live because it will be heavy and hard to move when it's finished.
3. Attach the side pieces of the sofa to the sofa base at the front and back corners with 2-inch deck screws and a drill. Repeat on the other side.
4. Attach the back of the sofa to the sides and bottom. Use an angle bracket and 1/2-inch wood screws using a drill.
5. Measure the front of the side arms of the sofa. Cut the cedar planks to fit the trim. Attach with a nail gun and finish nails.
Tip: Make sure the pieces are flush before nailing.
6. Measure the top of the sides of your sofa and the top of the back of your sofa to determine the length of the trim. Cut the cedar planks to fit the trim. Attach the top of the sofa sides and the top back trim with a nail gun and finish nails.
6. Measure the front bottom edge of the sofa. Cut the cedar planks to fit and attach with a nail gun and finish nails.
7. Paint or stain your sofa to protect it. Add big cushions and pillows to add character and comfort so you can enjoy relaxing on your new couch!
TIP: You can easily create a bigger sofa by adding more pallets and creating a sectional with plenty of seating for friends and family to enjoy! And if you're really feeling adventurous, you can build a pallet coffee table as well.