Hack a Wood Pallet into a Hanging Chair [DIY]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on April 29th, 2011

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/29/11
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