We’ve shared some interesting construction ideas for shipping pallets in the past, from building a couch to a whole workspace built with them, but this suggestion is a little easier to tackle—comfortable stadium-style seating for your home theater or basement den.
You’ll definitely need the space to set this one up, but aside from that you’ll need about 12 pallets to form the seating, and the cushions to make the pallets comfortable once you’ve got them all in the right places. They look like standard shipping pallets, which are available in tons of places, the least of which at ULine (also a great spot for cheap boxes if you’re moving house), but they’ve clearly been painted to match the intended decor of the space. Plus, once they’re all assembled and attached to one another, you can slide books, magazines, and DVDs into the spaces on the side for a little added storage.
The whole space is definitely a little “designer chic,” what with the pallets on the wall to mount the TV and everything (not bad) but you get the general idea. If you have the space and don’t want to shell out a ton of money for lots of cushy seating and a raised floor to build your home movie theater, this is a great, green way to approximate it for much less money, and probably more comfort. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.