This instructables will teach you how to build a circular, rocking esque chair out of pallet wood. It takes roughly 8 hours of hard work, not including the time to let the glue dry.
Step 1: Pallet Deconstruction Time.
Find 4 attractive pallet boards, and put them aside.
Tools you will need:
Back up Hammer
Disassemble the pallets, keeping in mind that many long boards will be needed.
Disregard the base parts of the pallet, they have too many nails in them and are not worth the effort to keep unharmed.
If you lose your patience with removing the pallet wood, simply use the jigsaw and cut the boards at each end, then play around with it until the middle of the board comes unattached.
Step 2: Cutting Out Pieces of the Frame
First, get a piece of the pallet wood, then draw out a design like the one below
At the tip and butt of the piece, there must be a crevice, so that the next piece can fit in snugly and be supported on i.t
Step 3: Cut That and Multiple Pieces
Cut out the piece on the bandsaw to the drawing on the piece.
repeat until you have 4 pieces.
Then make eight of those pieces and connect four of them like below
Step 4: Glue the Pieces Together
Glue both frames like below with three supports on the main 4 board below.
Make sure to screw the boards together as well. With 2 on each side of the joint.
Step 5: Put Supports in Between the Two Main Frames
Put supports in between the two main frames such as below.
And put them on the bottom to about the second support.
drill in 2 on one side
remove clamp on that side
drill in other two
remove that clamp and move on to the next board
Step 6: Get Very Nice Cushions
Get very nice cushions that are about 2 feet long.
Can be bought from costco. Preferabley weather resistant
40$ for both of them.
Step 7: Attach Cushions
Place both cushions into chair, and place them were you would like to keep them permenently. They will soon be stapled, but as a failsafe to keep the top cushion attached, you should get some string and tie it to the board.
Step 8: TIME TO STAPLE THIS BISZ-SNITCH
Staple the cushions to the bottom and top of the chair
Then take an old shirt, preferably light in weight, and dark in color, and staple it to the top of the chair, to keep out sun.
Step 9: SIT DOOOWWWNNNN
HAZZAH! you finished your chair. Now go outside and play. On the computer that is! For you have created a chair with shade and comfyness that must be taken advantage of!
Optional: Very long extention cord.
Use your laptop outside in stttylllleee...
Enough shade to keep glare of the screen and your face.
last step... ENJOY lol