photo: nana bech

When we wander around the city and see a discarded shipping pallet on the street, we mentally embrace its instant and deeply pleasurable design challenge: What could we make with this?

Lately, we’ve seen them cleverly used as day beds, with minimal work on the pallet itself, unless you feel like finishing or painting them.  Stack ’em and top with a foam slip-covered cushion. 

minimalist diy sofa made from shipping pallets and cushions
photo: renee elliott

If you’re ambitious, here’s a good how-to on how to make a slipcover.  Our favorite spot for custom-made ones is Dixie Foam.

shipping pallet day bed with slip covered cushion


via the style files

photos courtesy of Nana Bech, Renee Elliott, and VT Wonen

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