For quite awhile, Crystal has been
bugging requesting for me to make a couch for our back deck– A love seat that we can put under cover in the winter (this would be awesome on a covered front porch), and in the sunshine in the summer. A place where she can take her laptop to write, where she can curl up to read a good book while sipping a cup of tea, a “home date night” destination where we can retire to once the kids have gone to bed with a pint of beer and a glass of wine.
DIY Outdoor Pallet Couch Design
Tools & Materials
- 6 Wooden pallets (look for the HT stamp which means they have been heat treated)
- #8 1 1/2 in. Decking screws (I suggest buying a 50 pack)
- Various L-shaped and corner brackets and mending plates
- Saw (table, circular, or hand)
- HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish HVLP Sprayer.
- Outdoor Wood Stain
- Cushions (We recycled a set from our old patio furniture)
- Safety tools: eye and ear protection, work gloves, particulate & paint respirator
Things To Keep In Mind When Sourcing Pallets For DIY Projects
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I hope you enjoyed this DIY Dads Project! Tell me… What would you like to see me create next?
Disclosure: Thank you to HomeRight for working with us on this project. As with all Hello Creative Family articles, all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own.
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Suzie M says
What a great idea & so easy Thanks for this
Hey rob, you have really made it all sound very simple. I think it is something that I want to give a shot and make my own outdoor couch. I have lots of these old wooden pallets that have been laying here for sometime. I think it’s time they get re-used now. Thanks for the step by step guide.
Italian Furniture says
I agree with Suzie M as it is really great and easy idea. This Couch Project is brilliant, easily available tools and materials used and assembling is no hard task. I would love make it and have this couch at my back deck.
Looks like an awesome project! Where would you recommend I find pallets? I definitely want to try this out. Thanks for sharing!
This is very awesome! We’ve always wanted a couch on our porch. Thank you for sharing a comprehensive step-by-step procedure and video of this awesome DIY 🙂 .