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22/7/2015 at 10:41pm
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So I should pretty much finish my trailer this weekend and its been great working on stuff using skills I learnt so many years ago.   So for my next project I have been looking to make an outdoor corner sofa.

Has anyone done anything with pallets? Any downsides or does it become high matinance very quickly ?   

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23/7/2015 at 8:54am
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I think I saw this done on a tv programme recently - could have been 'Love your Garden' or DIY SOS'. They built a frame using pallets, then added cushions. Cushions would take up a lot of storage space when not in use, I imagine!
If you Google 'pallet sofa' there is a lot of info, and a YouTube vid. There might be useful comments too.

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23/7/2015 at 9:20am
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Yes it was on facebook a few weeks ago ideas

It looked really good and so cheap to make

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23/7/2015 at 10:06am
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getting hold of pallets isn't that easy! certainly aren't cheap at 5 each, for each seat needing 4 of them and then paint and cushions, why bother? you can get hold of decent patio furniture for less


23/7/2015 at 3:20pm
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My son used old pallets and new wood to make a double bed. Only cost him 14. Looks very rough but thats what he wanted.

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23/7/2015 at 5:53pm
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Why bother?   Well 1m x 1m pallets are 3   and I could make a 2x3m corner sofa with a rolling coffee table.   Under the seats I can make a sandpit for the baby. Place for toys etc    And most important of all it keeps me outside and busy.   The foam cushions won't be an issue to store.    

To keep it cheaper I can use 4x4 fence posts but again its just to keep me busy. After using my brain all week it's nice to use trade skills I actually trained for on leaving school.

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23/7/2015 at 6:58pm
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You're buying pallets!! ??

Get wandering / looking about the industrial estates!

Many factories just stack the 'non returnable' ones in the hope they 'disappear' for peoples wood burners these days.

We know this, as we take in pallets from a few factory owners to turn into kindling to sell along side our log business.

Only problem is, we haven't had many pallets recently, as people are getting them as soon as a few are stacked for us ready to collect, they're gone!!

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23/7/2015 at 8:22pm
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If you leave your number around a few industrial estates, they will call you when they have some.

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23/7/2015 at 10:27pm
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Quote: Originally posted by GCMS2012 on 23/7/2015

we take in pallets from a few factory owners to turn into kindling to sell along side our log business.




Most of the pallets that we get around here are treated and no good for kindling.

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24/7/2015 at 9:25am
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The problem using pallets is the wood is poor quality and doesn't last long.


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25/7/2015 at 8:49am
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Quote: Originally posted by Riddle Box on 23/7/2015
Why bother?   Well 1m x 1m pallets are 3   and I could make a 2x3m corner sofa with a rolling coffee table.   Under the seats I can make a sandpit for the baby. Place for toys etc    And most important of all it keeps me outside and busy.   The foam cushions won't be an issue to store.    

To keep it cheaper I can use 4x4 fence posts but again its just to keep me busy. After using my brain all week it's nice to use trade skills I actually trained for on leaving school.



I always think it is really satisfying to create something from scratch, particularly if it involves recycling and using your own skills and imagination.

It would be nice to a picture of your finished items when you get round to it. I bet not many people could make anything, they just go and buy it these days.

My kids cannot even sew a button on and I really mean that and it is not from me failing to teach them how to sew, it is just easier to ask me or dump it.


01/8/2015 at 11:15pm
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we are on a facebook page called pallets, pallets, pallets and there are loads of projects besides seating


03/8/2015 at 3:47pm
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My OH little cousin has built an amazing amount of things with pallets (incluidng decking for his disabled neighbours both sides)

kennels, hutches, mini log cabins for kids.

i am sure their will be some diagrams or plans out their to make all sorts if you look OP

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