Having discarded pallet that is lying around would give you something to do in your spare time as you can make anything from it. You can hack the crap out of unused pallet into a cute little sofa for your home. This sofa comes with some neat hidden storage. Continue reading to find out how. This wood craft ideas project is very easy and you can do it by yourself.
Your sofa will need tools including hand saw, driller, sand paper, pen, screwdriver, filler, wood sealer, wood paint and paint brush. Provide wood materials including 1 120x80cm wood shipping pallet, 4 30x9x9cm square beams cut off to use as sofa legs, 1 120x20cm plank of wood as the lid, and 1 120x6cm plank of wood as the ledge. The hardware for the wood craft ideas project include 4 big iron angle, 3 medium sized iron angle, 7 jointing iron plates, 2 small iron hinges, screws to fasten the hardware.
Start the wood craft ideas project by preparing pallet and cut into two in the middle using hand saw. The back rest part is shorter than the seat part. Set the back rest part aside. Take the seat part and turn upside down so you can attach the legs. Fasten the legs iron angles in the inside. Reinforce the legs with joining plates on the outside. Do this to all legs. Now prepare the pallet for the back rest. Attach the back pallet using joining plates at the back side. Reinforce the back part with iron angles where the seat meets back. Try out the seat to check whether it strong enough to hold your weight. You can add more reinforcements with iron angles and joining plates.
Check the wood whether there are cracks or holes. Use sealer to fill if there is any including where the nails come in. Sand the surface using sand paper to clean the wood from any dirt sticker or paper. And then brush the dust to clean. Dab wood sealer to area with holes and cracks. Wait until it is completely dry. Now you can paint all parts including the wood, hinges and plates. Prepare plank of wood and paint it. Attach hinges to the plank and fasten to the back to hold the storage. Now this wood craft ideas project is done and your seat is ready to use. You can add cushion to the seat and pillows according your liking.