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Hack a Wood Pallet into a Hanging Chair [DIY]

You’ve probably got a pallet or two propped up against the back wall of your office right now; here’s how you can turn one of those old pallets into a comfortable hanging chair for your backyard.

Many of the DIY projects we share require you to wield a soldering iron and a multimeter. For this project you’ll just need a pallet or two to harvest wood from, a drill, a saw, a spool of paracord and a lighter (to seal the ends of the paracord after you cut it). When you’re done you’ll have a flexible hanging chair, somewhat akin to commercially available hammock chairs, that molds to your body when you sit in it. Hang it within range of your wi-fi router and you’ve got a perfect spot for summertime web surfing.

Paracord Lace Hanging Chair [Instructables via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/29/11

Comments (1)

  1. Michael D.

    That’s a really cool looking chair, but I don’t think I’d sit on it. For whatever reason DIY sites like this are recommending uses for wood pallets again, when just a few years ago everyone was warning about the chemical pesticides and fungicides deep in the wood of these things. They off gas and you can’t plane or bleach it out. These just aren’t safe for around-the-house projects.
    -Michael

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