Beth Sprouts Home-makes; pallet sofa

I think this is my largest usable creation to date. Having seen a pallet bed in a design magazine years and years ago, of a suitably stylish laydee, where her manolo's were displayed between the dusty wooden spaces beneath, I was pleased to trip over one on some blog somewhere maybe two years ago. I have been waiting for the space and the pallet ever since.

Found it. Outside someone's renovation-in-motion house. And gave boyfriend a purple bruise on his drunken hip carrying it home in the dark on his bike. See below.

Here is my hunk-a-junk. I sawed off the end planky bit and then cut out the corner and attached it, well see below. (Hanging around in the distance is our Tomte and 'gnome henge'/'brick henge')

So. Held in place with metal bits with screws in.

We visited the Bristol Wood Recycling Centre yesterday and bought another pallet fo £3, and some planks as I had decided on a design for the back rest involving nothing more difficult than slotting them down the back - genius. Undecided as to whether they will be chopped back a bit.

Then spent 3 solid hours sanding off the gnarly edges - upper body stength is lacking so chance of splinter=high.

In the lounge.

Purchased some garden cushions from ikea. To be covered, but the weather is too nice to do any vehicle based outings.

Ahah! Almost!

Result - comfort undelivered by previous 'iwasastudentandhadtobuyikeascheapestsofa' sofa.

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