Step 6: Front Legs

Cut 2 2x4"s 20 1/4" long. Now cut a 15" angle off of each one. (If you can't measure angles, don't worry keep reading)

Now measure up 15", and screw the top of the front of the chair to the leg. 

If you couldn't measure the angles, just screw the board on. Then you can see how the corner sits on the ground, draw a line parallel to the ground and cut it off. Now cut the top off parallel to the ground.
<p>If you have a reciprocating saw you can use it to cut the nails instead of using a prybar. I disassembled 20 pallets yesterday in about 2 hours and part of that time was spent stacking the wood. </p>
made it added different style but instructions very helpful
<p>I love this chair. Oak pallet, the chair is as solid as a rock. I gave it a quick sanding and put clear poly on it. I wanted it to be as pallet-like as I could. Used the stringers are the arms and front legs. Im going to make another soon.</p>
<p>i built one also, i like it. i made the arms level with the ground on my second one along with a brace that goes across the back to the arm rest. thank you for making your plans easy to follow. by the way i found this ible in the instructable book at my library</p>
<p>Adjusted the design a bit to suit me, and the pictures were helpful. Cheers!</p>
<p>Nice, simple instructable. Easy enough for me to make while at work. Thanks!</p>
<p>it was simple and works. finished product came out great</p>
Since this is back on the front page, I thought I would give an update: these have been on my front porch since I built them 2 years ago. They're still as nice as the day I built them.
my 17 year old son and I built this chair , it took a little longer than most , about 2 days , but its finally done, heres
How can I print this??
Fantastic idea. I now have the pallets and am ready to build :) I'll let you know how I get on. One thing: on my screen your photos seem to be upside down or on their sides! Is it just me or are they really? Anyway, thanks for the guide
Built this chair this evening, used old pallets and recycled screws from a shipping crate.
I like the clean lines on this one. It looks like a Westport chair, but with the lighter appearance of the Adirondack.
Great idea and love the rustic look
Thanks. this a great project to do for very little money, I will be making some soon.

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