How to Make a Simple Sofa

Written by sandi harrison
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A pallet sofa is easy to make and inexpensive. The design can add not only comfort to your room but lots of colour, depending on your tastes. You can be creative and upholster your simple sofa in any type of fabric you like that would go with your home's decor.

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Things you need

  • 2 pallets
  • Sander
  • Sandpaper
  • Screws
  • Screw gun
  • Paint brush
  • Varnish, paint or lacquer
  • 4 wheels
  • Quilted twin mattress
  • Sheet or other fabric
  • Quilt or bedspread

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  1. 1

    Sand the two pallets smooth. Screw them together with the screw gun and the screws to make one long pallet.

  2. 2

    Paint, varnish or shellac the pallets, depending on whether you want a colour or the natural wood look. Let them dry.

  3. 3

    Turn the pallet over and screw one wheel into each corner. Make sure all of the wheels are all facing so the couch moves easily.

  4. 4

    Cover the quilted twin mattress with a sheet or other fabric. Place it on the pallet frame.

  5. 5

    Wrap a quilt or bedspread around the mattress. This will give it a cosy feel and add more padding.

  6. 6

    Place couch pillows, bed pillows and throw pillows on the mattress.

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