Pallet wood sofa for outdoor living!
You might say I have a special place in my heart for pallets these days. This pallet wood sofa for outdoor living showcases my favorite place to sit!
While this sofa is a little bit more involved to build than this simpler 2 pallet chair HERE, the perk is it’s easy to customize the size to anything desired!
So if you’re into outdoor living furniture that’s a little more on the unique side, this pallet wood project is for you!.
3 PART POST
1: Pallet wood sofa reveal and wood slice button tutorial – you are here
2: How to build the pallet wood sofa tutorial is HERE
3: How to build a pallet chair in 2 hours is HERE
2013 pallet sofa revision
Changing the look of this pallet sofa is fun, and easy too! Here, the burlap coffee sacks were loosely wrapped around the seat cushion, topped with random loose pillows.
How to make the big burlap pillows HERE.
Learn how to make the little grain sack pillow HERE.
Ok, so here’s the pallet wood sofa tour along with how to build wooden buttons!
Pallet wood sofa for outdoor living!
How to make wooden buttons
When I found this fab post on Pinterest on how to make wood slice buttons, I knew I had to try.
Thanks for your wooden button inspiration, Lindsey! Here’s my version.
1 / Using a compound miter saw, 2 sized branches were sliced. I found out pretty quick that bigger was better this round.
2 / A drill bit and cordless drill were used to create two holes.
3 / 2 types of twine were doubled up, then sewn onto the pillow.
4 / This pillow case was made with a piece of found canvas with rivits at a thrift store. I placed a regular bed pillow inside the canvas, then folded into the shape I desired. The loose, folded over areas were hand sewn to stay intact.
Cute! The perfect woodsy touch!
Pallet wood sofa reveal
And here’s what that cute pillow looks like on the pallet wood sofa!
1 – Reveal post – you are here
2 – Wood pallet sofa – visit tutorial post HERE
Chunky wood post legs
A combination of 2×4’s, 3×3’s, and all sorts of random found pallet boards were used for the entire project, rating the wood free.
I LOVE free. And the challenge to make it all work.
It’s this pallet wood sofa is comfy as all get out, sturdy as a rock and large enough for the two of us. Which was the REAL reason for making it.
Large wooden armrests for beverages
Building the sofa arms large enough to hold a cup of coffee is a massive perk, making this outdoor sofa such a great place to relax!
For sofa upholstery, a mix of warm whites along with a painter’s cloth keep it light and bright for summer yet not fussy at all.
Here is how I later updated the fabric, stenciling the drop cloth into this super cool subway-style!
Gate-styled chair back
My first intention had been to create an old gate look for the back, but the random boards were a rather quirky twist I was taken to mid stream… so I left them.
Funky armrest designs
As for the sofa armrests, anything goes. The quirkier the better! I love the authentic crate stamps on any wood piece to really stand out and shine.
A crate stencil
Add your own crate stamps with THIS STENCIL
Ah… my little cat visitor Teddy means the photo shoot was taking too long.
Well, come on in then, dog!
The aftermath of a long ongoing project are numbered stickers that end up where they don’t really belong…. nice upside down 6 ya got there, Jenna. 🙂
And then… “Mom, can I sit down yet?!?”
I think we’ll call this one a wrap. And a success! We ALL love this pallet sofa!
This pallet sofa turned out so cute, and is as cozy as can be!
And here’s how to build it…
Visit Part 2 – How to build this pallet sofa HERE
And here’s another way to add a pad to your pallet sofa HERE
Other related projects you may enjoy:
Learn how to make this painter’s drop cloth fabric HERE
Make this easy 2-pallet chair HERE
Build this cute patio farmhouse table HERE
Visit more pallet wood projects HERE
And many more rustic patio decorating projects HERE
146 thoughts on “Pallet wood sofa for outdoor living!”
That is so awesome. I need to convince hubby that we need a couple of these in the backyard. I love those buttons. I’ve been wanting to make some of those.
Hi Donna, I love your blog, but don’t comment often…but I had to with this! It’s absolutely gorgeous!!! I wish I had the talent, skill and the resources you have because this is something I would LOVE on my patio. Seriously, beautiful.
this project is incredible! i absolutely love everything..even your pets at the end! so glad you have a new little nook for kids, pets, and you to enjoy 🙂
very impressed with this and showing my husband..fingers crossed 😉
katie@little things bring smiles
That pallet bench is incredible, Donna! You really did a jam up job on this project. I love every little detail. Will certainly be showing this one to Mr. Buckets, so he can get his wheels turning. I’m sure we will be seeing this project in some magazine very soon.
Ohhhh, Donna!!!! THIS is my absolute favotite!!!
Looks so inviting. What a great place to relax with a good magazine and cool drink. Now which Magazine will this pop up in?
I’ve gotta find a source for pallet wood!
Great piece of deck furniture. Love the button cushion and the others too.
Wow! I love your outdoor sofa! I cannot believe it was free! You did an amazing job on it and I love your pillow with the wooden buttons too.
Girl, you’ve just got inspiration oozing out of you…no, not PERspiration…I said INspiration!! And I love those buttons!
Magnificent. Those buttons are perfect and your bench is so you and so cute. 🙂
You’re amazing! It is wonderful! (And I love the pillow, too!)
Well, I LOVE it! You are amazing with those palettes. I guess it’s time I started looking on craig’s list for some. You’re so inspiring. And..I thought that’s what Pinterest was for. To actually MAKE the stuff you’re inspired by.
Hi Donna, Amazing!! I LOVE it!! I NEED to make something out of pallets. I even did a blog post with about it, with a bunch of pics from Pinterest. Well it looks like I’ll be adding one more to my board. ; ) Great job. ~ Catie
That is so amazing.
Donna, I think you’ve out done yourself! In one word AMAZING! Love everything from the buttons to the critters and your son. What a cool addition to your deck.
You totally rock!
Is there no end to your innovative designs?
The comfy part sold me… if I could get my hubby to help, we could totally dress up our “nakie” patio, and actually relax back there 🙂
I gotta say…my favorite of all times…I guess cuz it can be sat on!
Wonderful job!…I am thinking of making one the size of a baby crib mattress…vinyl so the drop cloth cover slips off & a bit water proof!
Thanks as always for inspiration!
Your buttons and sofa are awesome! Good job!
I could pull something off without Hubby’s help, since he’s way better with a tape measure and saw than (he is with) our one year old daughter.
No sense in torturing her 😉
Oh my goodness, I love it! I have been thinking of building my own outdoor bench, I love that you used scrap wood, it looks amazing. And the pillows??? Love! I want to curl up on your chair!! haha!