The hanging chair is a reclining chair that I made from recycled wood; mainly pallets. I started breaking several old pallets to have enough wood to assemble the chair. Then I started the construction by creating a frame capable of supporting the suspended load of the chair and the person who sat it down. I used 3 1/2 “screws, milled and glued to hold the pieces together, then made the armrests using a 1/4” plywood that was flexible enough to bend into a beautiful bow shape. Originally, I was going to support the ropes from here, but I determined that you could build a much stronger beam just below to make it stronger. Once the frame and armrests were finished, I started working on the chair. I wanted a reclining chair on the theme, so I took some personal measurements of myself sitting in an inclined position. As I wanted only one vertebral support for the wooden slats, it took me a little experimentation to fix the wood. I first tried to route a slot so that both sections of the spine are connected to each other. It was impractical because it was difficult to clean and it probably would not have been strong enough. Then I tried to put an external support, but I seemed even more carefree. Finally, I decided to superimpose two pieces of bolted wood. I cut each piece approximately, screwed them in and then sanded them to be exactly the same. Then I fixed each wooden tablet to the central column. Once the chair finished, I began to discover how to connect to the frame. Using a 1/2 “marine rope, I made a simple support on the landing gear to hold the saddle and allow the rope to adhere to it, I used a crisscross pattern for the rope for a greater stability and can rest at a certain angle while the user rests and then returns to his normal position once the user has postponed his weight, the user simply changes weight, using the handles, to move the chair to a comfortable position then the weight of the chair is supported again and the position is locked allowing a large number of possible positions.
This week, I used the Shop Bot 3 axis CNC router to cut the OSB panel. Since I already knew the Shop Bot router, I thought of something great to eventually make it useful for me. I decided to try a new workflow by scanning cardboard plans for an Adirondack chair and producing the parts in a CNC router. I started by borrowing my uncle’s cardboard templates from an Adirondack chair design and using a tape measure to roughly draw individual pieces (which are usually done using a manual router) in Solidworks. Some of the curves were difficult to map, so I had to be a bit creative with the splines. After about an hour, he had assembled the necessary drawings with great precision. I exported as a .dxf file and imported it into the CAM Artworks software. Here, I moved around the individual components to find the optimal location for the OSB 4’x8 ‘board. The tool paths were all simple external profiles and they were not slow in coming. I have also included four tabs per piece to prevent cut pieces from moving once they have been cut. Then I connected the Pallet Wood to the MDF sacrificial bed in the shop-bot and left the file running for about 2.5 hours. Then routed some of the edges with a 1/4 “net. The editing was very fast and the final product is below. It is good to have a model at the base of my version of wood that I plan to do later. This was a big project, as it took only 6 hours to go from drawing to physical product.
Its Made With Old Pallet Wood.Threw this rig together for a camporee we had to attend in Boy Scouts. It worked very well and hurdled potatoes over a hundred feet. In the winter, I used it in a snowball fight and dominated the competition.
Hey everyone, thanks for taking a look at this, my first instructable. The idea for a pallet-sourced kids picnic table came about because I needed a low-cost, easy-to-build solution for something that my son (and eventually our newborn) could sit at and enjoy coloring, painting, and snacking the warmer months away. I searched around online and really couldn’t find anything terribly helpful as far as DIY instructions went. There are a number of blogs that show the end results, but are pretty thin on the step-by-step. Where I work, we get all our equipment shipped in on somewhat newer pallets, so when I found out I was free to take one whenever I pleased, I knew it was time to set my plan in motion! My only disclaimer is that I did not take all the photos I wish I had while I was building, so if I’ve left any gaps in my steps please let me know and I will make edits!
There are two defining variables in making a children’s picnic Pallet table from a shipping pallet: the size of the pallet, and the size of the child. The finished size of your table will be loosely defined by the size of your pallet, and the height of the table/benches will be defined by your child’s measurements. For the purposes of this instruct able, I will refer to the measurements I made from a pallet that started out 45” x 70”. For some great info on how to appropriately size the height of a chair based on the size of your child, I chose to make the seat height 12″, and the table height 21″.
One shipping pallet (mine was 45” x 70”)
Five 4’ length 2×4’s (my local store only sells 8’ lengths so I bought 3 and had them cut down to 6 4’ lengths so I could get them home)
2 ½” screws (you’ll only need about 20)
1 ½” nails
Sandpaper (or orbital/belt sander)
One pint exterior paint (or finish treatment of your choice)
Tools needed: Drill
Create & Share By: Little_Bird
My Pallet Wooden Outdoor Seating Table ,hey this is my finished product. I made my seat a little larger but your instructions were great. I just had to convert from inches to cm.
Awesome! Love the color. Watch out for those gaps, I’d hate to see little fingers getting stuck in there! Might want to figure out some way to put a wedge or filler of some kind in some of the wider gaps. But I hope the Pallet table gives you lots of great years in the sun! Ours is still holding up great today!here is my corner sofa I made for my garden I collected pallets and pallet sides from work they chuck them away so was more than happy for me to take them and up cycle them my first step was collecting enough pallets I then selected the better condition ones to use as the top and back of the sofa.I then sanded them stating with 60 grit working my way to 240 grit to bring out the grain in the wood an round the edges to prevent anyone from getting splinters next I placed the pallets out and checked I was happy with the height etc then once happy I screwed them together as individual chairs and used the pallet sides to join them together.once it was all attached I stained the whole thing with a dark oak colored wood preservative to protect it from the elements. I then decided I wanted to make it a little different.I then got a 5m length of waterproof rgb led’s and attached them with glue under the pallet side these are wired into a controller so I can change the color depending on mood or have patterns if we are having a party for this I got an old king size memory foam mattress and chopped it up to use as the base an a couple old roll out beds as the back cushions and covered the back cushions with an old set of curtains and the base with a king size bed throw and some lining fabric.