Picture of Pallet Swing Chair
We AKA my friend Emma and I Decided were given the task of creating outdoor furniture from a total of 4 wooden pallets. After some many days in the lab and couple brief starbucks runs we decided to do something out of the ordinary and create a pallet swing and designed from the ground up based on a picture we found online. In the next couple of steps we show you a brief step by step run down of how to get to the finished item.
Items you will need.....
jig saw
chop saw
nail remover
screw gun
4 wooden pallets
sufficient amount of screws
metal chain and u-bolts
carriage bolts and nuts
and finally!! a bearded lanky gouchy engineering teacher who doesnt give you enough time!! (JOKESS!! DONT FAIL ME MR Shultz) but like seriously having this will help get your lazy butt in gear
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Step 1: The tear down

Picture of the tear down
the first step to any project using pallets is the actual breakdown of the wooden pallets. for our project we found it more simple to cut the pallets apart using a jig saw, it was quicker and easier and there was less of a chance of split wood vs using a pry bar to pry the wooden pallets apart...... the down side is we lost a lot of longer pieces of usable wood that we could have gotten if we attempted to pry apart the pallets. in the end its what ever you feel most comfortable doing. the photo below is how we deconstructed our pallets

Step 2: The seat bottom

Picture of the seat bottom
shop pic 2.jpg
so for the business end of of chair we took two of the pallet sides which a shaped like compressed m's and attached them together by the 1x4 pallet wood we had collected we had our seat bottom to about 14.5 inches but you may size it as you wish to fit the many different sized bottoms as there are in the world
Pallets are 30-45 pounds per, 4 of them? Not a chance . Instructions and finished product photo are 2 completely different things. Jerks
Susitna2 months ago
I'm currently living in South Carolina. One of the big things here day bed porch swings ( for thousands of dollars). I can see this modified, probably using new lumber. Would be wonderful on an upstairs screened porch.

rrrickets9 months ago

going through all the steps, you left out lots of information and the finished pictures don't look anything like the seat you made.....face could this be posted?

sbrown95781 year ago

all in all this isn't a good instructable, why? why would you post it and think we would accept this as the real thing? what a let down. putting you on the do not bother with list

JasonE1 year ago

Yeah, the finished picture is definitely not the chair you made. I was hoping to see the actual finished project.

vlemp1 year ago
This is really creative! Thank you for sharing the idea :)
I love this idea... But you instructions were quite Vague!! Especially for a new builder like myself! I'm exited to try this and have pallets all ready to go but I have to decipher between steps all the small cuts and angles. :(.
The swing in the picture does not resemble the one they built in the instructions...look at the back, the first one has thin strips of wood, set horizontally, theirs has wider pieces of wood set vertically. The bottom has the same inconsistencies. Why not show us what your swing actually turned out like?
hms10182 years ago
rwill532 years ago
You mentioned using a jig saw in your text, but I didn't see one or read how you used it.

They meant circular saw.