Crazy Affordable: DIY Shipping Pallet Couch

DIY + How To

 Another pallet project! We can’t help ourselves. We think modern is reusing materials you already have to make new, awesome things, and shipping pallets are something this earth has in abundance. And, if you play your cards right (i.e. drive around until you find some) they are usually free to you! Using some foam, fabric and paint, some folks transformed six shipping pallets into a pretty luxurious corner couch. And, we love that the pallets become storage for board games and books! You’ll definitely need some sewing and painting skills for this project, and we regret the link we have is more inspiration than instruction. Still cool, though!

What do you think of this latest shipping pallet project we’ve found? Cool? Or you’re still not into shipping pallets?

Some more 2Modern pallet projects:
Studiomama’s Pallet Chair Design
Outdoor Modern Pallet Lounge Chairs

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  1. Regz

    Jul 20, 2011 at 4:16 am

    Where can you buy cushions to match the size without making them yourself?

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Jul 20, 2011 at 7:54 am

      Well, unfortunately I think you have to make them yourself :/ But if anyone knows a resource for good-sized, ready-made cushions like this, let us know!

      • Juls

        Sep 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm

        Twin sized mattresses are the perfect fit on shipping pallets :)

      • sharon

        Aug 10, 2012 at 7:14 pm

        I don’t know the cost of foam buy my husband cut our KING tumperpedic in half quite easily and it’s a clean cut.Easy to measure out to.

      • Adrienne Breaux

        Aug 13, 2012 at 7:59 am

        Thank you for your two cents, Sharon!

  2. Nicole

    Jul 20, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Check out They do custom sewing…

  3. Jill Decker

    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Twin mattress fits nicely! Comfy, too!

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Aug 10, 2011 at 9:16 am

      Oh good idea!! We didn’t think of that but you’re totally right!

  4. grace

    Aug 15, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    how was the backboard done? how is it supported? Can you give a more detailed view? I love this!

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Aug 16, 2011 at 9:05 am

      All good questions! I’ll see if I can find the answers for you!

  5. Chris

    Nov 15, 2012 at 11:04 am

    The back board looks like it’s just resting opportunistically on a wall…

  6. Jane

    May 7, 2013 at 7:21 am

    I love this idea… I plan on using this model to make an “outdoor seating area” on my back porch. A much cheaper alternative to purchasing an l outdoor sectional sofa! I plan to find the cushions first and then retrofit the pallets to fit the cushions :-)

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