Introduction: Pallet Chair

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In this instructable, I'm going to teach you step by step how to make a recycle wooden chair, with the Pallets.
You can use it like decoration for the inside or outside of your house, if you want to use it outside, you'll need to cover the chair with some protection like varnish.

Step 1: Get the Pallets

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First of all you have to count with the material and the tools that we need.
To make a chair you will need two Pallets, you can get it from supermarkets or something like Home Depot.
To make the work more simple, its better get Pallets in good conditions it will be easier give it the ending we want.

Step 2: Tools

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To make the chair we need this tools.
- Wood Cutter
- Hammer
- Drill
- Screwdriver.
- Cloves
- Screws
- Sanding Sheets

Step 3: Cut the Pallets

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Now, we have de Wood, we have to cut the Pallet by the Half, But we need to consider the base of the pallets, so the chais can support a person.
Now we have two pices, one of this pieces will be the sitting area and the back.
Since this cut, the part of the back, you need to cut  the junction diagonally, this to create a degree of inclination and the chair will be more comfortable.
The latest cuts are in the second pallet, these will be for the elbow, I'm afraid I do not have pictures of this step... however, is very simple, it is only necessary cut it in half again but this time trying to make a small Pallet , that is, like a square and should has a good support.

Step 4: Detailing Wood

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Once the wood is cut to the necessary measures, sanded so there are no splinters and chair look much better.

Step 5: Put It All Together

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In this part just all the pieces fit together to create a better bond between these parts, extra wood is placed on the back of this form will support more weight without the risk of breaking.
For the case of the elbow is the same procedure, bind to the seat and back with the help of nails and screws at different points to support the chair while the weight of the person.

Step 6: Finished

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The finish that gives this chair is a rough finish, a brown tone to the wood look better, they can give you the finish you want but in this case chose the rustic finish.
Combining Wood Varnish 1/4L and 3/4L from Tiner, with the help of a tow,
Surgical masks and gloves (for security)
Bast in the mixture is wetted and applied to all wood.
Immediately the wood takes on the color of the mixture, however, you need to let it dry that will not ruin the clothes of those who sit.


T0BY (author)2016-11-28


JasonM20 (author)2016-05-23

Cloves? At what point do you use the cloves?

sebz125 (author)2014-07-30

did it sorta

spencewhite (author)sebz1252016-01-26

Perfect for a swing

Supergamer. (author)sebz1252015-10-09

thats mor of a fort


Seffutsj made it! (author)2015-09-26

made two, thanks for the upload! Greetings from Bonaire, dutch caribbean

hoofadoofa (author)2015-05-14

Where do you guys get the pallets? Posting from the UK

ian.m.oconnor.1 (author)2015-01-04

I don't understand how you connect the two arm rest pallets to the sitting pallets and backrest.

derek.filosi made it! (author)2014-10-18

Thanks for inspiration Lindermann! Picked up some pallets yesterday and made this gem. Made some alterations and put some stain on it.

That's great! Use your imagination and I'm happy for being the inspiration!

bcronin (author)2014-09-28

I finally got the pallets to do this! It's so nice to be able to sit and relax with my girlfriend in the back yard.

Lindermann95 (author)bcronin2014-10-19

That's great thanks for the comment, I glad you like it.

covertopps (author)2014-08-25

i just made it but i changed it up a bit by putting long flat arms on it an two shelfs under the arms so u can put drinks or whatever

Lindermann95 (author)2014-07-17

I glad you like it, share pictures of your work! This is just the beginning you can use your imagination and make another furnitures

Zax56 (author)2014-07-16

This is a great instructable. I actually recreated one very similar following the steps you gave I added some of my own personal touches as well. Thank you so much!

michiel74 (author)2014-01-21

Very nice! I want to make a chair exactly like this one. But there are a multitude of pallet sizes (dimensions) available, each used size leading to a different model chair... Could you please state the dimensions of the pallets you used? That would be enormously helpful. Many thanks in advance!

Nanceejhb (author)2014-01-08

Can I raise the seat and back parts a bit higher? Making it easier for me to sit down and get out?

Lindermann95 (author)Nanceejhb2014-01-08

Yes, you can! You only need to make bigger pallets for the elbow part. Look for the pallets with two central supports. Like this

thedud (author)2014-01-08

Beau travail !
Je pense que je vais me lancer dans l'aventure.

Lindermann95 (author)thedud2014-01-08

Bonne chance avec le projet!

Kittyr (author)2014-01-08

You have done a really good job.

Lindermann95 (author)Kittyr2014-01-08

Thank You!

MCUman (author)2014-01-08

Nice job. Just needs cushions. May I say, that this Instructable is approaching Indestructable purportions by it's construction? (Sorry, it was the low hanging fruit got my attention, and I couldn't resist.)

Lindermann95 (author)MCUman2014-01-08

Thank You!
You can use cushions if you want to but I let it that why because it's comfortable anyway

thesnowtheriver (author)2014-01-07

very awesome! i am impressed.

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!

manuka (author)2014-01-07

Top marks- the high sides are a great idea! Pallet timbers are often of good quality & the waste deployable. Although free, using them cleverly however can take quite some time,effort & skill.

I'll look to rustle one up & post extra photos. There never seem enough chairs around at my nearby beach - I'll sink the sides into the stones somewhat to stop toppling.

Extra: Parts of your text description are a tad difficult to follow. Do you fancy some editing input?

Lindermann95 (author)manuka2014-01-07

Hello And Thank you for the comment.
Actualy with all the material, i made this chair in just 1 sunday morning and i only have the idea of how to work with wood so.. its very simple.
About the grammar... i know, there are some errors, but i made the instructable from other instructable that i made but in spanish and i use "Google Translate" and i know that is not always the best idea...

huskerland3 (author)2014-01-06


Lindermann95 (author)huskerland32014-01-07

Thank you!
I really appreciate it!

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