How to Make A Loveseat Out of Pallets

Thad Mills shows homeowner Michael how to use local or discarded pallets to create a cozy loveseat with just $50 and 2 hours of time. It’s the perfect quick and easy addition to any home or yard. Watch above to see how surprisingly simple it is to piece together your own loveseat.

Start by toenailing the pieces of recycled wood together with nails to get the base set up and ready to go. Next, strengthen the support by adding extra pieces of wood running diagonally. Once the base is sturdy and done, nail on the pallets. Using extra cut-up pallets, you can also add on backrests for support and comfort. To make the loveseat easily transportable, they lastly add on castors, which are wheels that make heavy furniture easy to move. To finish the project off, they sand down all the wood so that it is splinter free and ready to use. For the final touch, they give it a quick paint coat for protection and a pop of color and add some cushions for added comfort and style.

Thad Mills is an expert carpenter from Juneau, Alaska. He has over 13 years of carpentry and woodworking experience, including an 8,000 hour apprenticeship with the Alaskan Carpenters Training Center and over 9 years of on camera design and carpentry. Growing up in rugged Alaska and spending time outdoors hiking, hunting and fishing has helped shape Thad’s designs. Thad creates new and innovative designs that meld his love for nature with his refined woodworking skills to provide quality pieces of slab wood furniture. He is the owner of Timber Restorations, a woodworking design company based in Houston Texas that turns trees into handcrafted, custom pieces for homes ranging from dining tables to wineracks.

For more on Thad Mills, you can visit his website, or follow him on Twitter @ThadMills.
Published 07/12/2016
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