A cool pallet wood chair anyone can make – part 1
Welcome to the pallet wood chair 2-part series!
Part 1 – A cool pallet wood chair anyone can make – the reveal details (you are here)
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Why a pallet wood chair?
There’s lots of outdoor furniture to be had.
However, I desired some outdoor furniture for the patio that was unique. Something you couldn’t find in a big box store. And something super comfy! Plus affordable.
I’m also a fan of pallet and reclaimed wood, and rustic decorating. Since I collected reclaimed wood anyway, I wanted to give my own brainstorm a shot!
So I gathered up two like-minded pallets, some reclaimed wood, and got to work!
This outdoor pallet wood chair only took about 2 hours to build. And anyone can do it!
But the best part is how you can customize it to make it your own…
So let’s go over each finishing detail to start… then you can visit how to build it in Part 2 HERE!
All about this pallet wood chair
Basics on the build
This pallet wood chair requires 2 pallets that are exactly the same size, and 4 short posts. Then you can get fancy with added arms and upholstery!
Since this post would have been too long to include the complete build…
Read full details on how to build the pallet wood chair HERE
About the size
Because this pallet wood chair is made from whatever pallets you find, that will determine your final size.
As you can already see, this is not a tiny chair. You could actually even call it a loveseat.
However I believe that has something to do with the way it is styled above. I’ve styled it many different ways over the years to look more like a chair too!
Here’s another way to make it look more like a chair. Isn’t it pretty?
Visit this post under Sign stenciled fabric for pallet wood chairs HERE
Check out the many variations the pallet wood outdoor furniture has taken HERE
About the upholstery
I personally got a piece of foam cut for the seat from an RV place.
For the pillows, I used 2 large 26″ pillows simply slipped into burlap coffee bean sacks, and wrapped the seat foam with them as well.
Using burlap sacks for covers
Burlap coffee bean sacks are the perfect no-sew upholstery! And they look cool too!
The full intact sacks act as giant pillow cases that allow large pillows to just slip inside, then folded over. For the seat, I just loosely tucked them in place.
If I’m wearing shorts, I sit on a blanket.
Coffee bean sacks can be found at any local coffee roaster near you, or check out ebay.
The reason for the cheater upholstery is in PART 2 HERE.
See how the large pillows were done HERE.
Take advantage of authentic pallet markings
Taking advantage of all the natural pallet wood crate markings on the wood, I allowed the stamps to become the artwork. Pretty funky, huh?
However, if your wood doesn’t have any crate stamps, here’s how to add some in seconds…
Visit many other sign-styled stencils from HERE
Adding signs for quirky arm rests
Both armrests of the pallet wood chair are different which I personally love.
I also made them extra wide to sit my coffee cup on!
Embellish with junky finds
This leg got a little extra detail with an antique wooden level. The tiniest little extra ordinary details will make you look twice! And set your pallet wood chair apart from others. Go unique I say!
No need to attach a back if you have a rail
Not wishing to obstruct the outdoor mountain view behind the chair, a pallet the same height as the patio railing was chosen as the backrest. It is loose and not attached to the chair.
If one didn’t love the look of a pallet backing, you could always build a little gate-look which I nearly did, but decided not to. This round, it was about grouping up 2 intact pallets together. The oversized pillows cover it anyway!
Now that you’ve learned all my detail secrets, let’s learn how to build this pallet wood chair from start to finish!
Click below to learn how.
How to build the pallet wood chair part 2 is below!
If you adore working with pallets as much as I do, you’ll LOVE this amazing clipboard I’ve curated from Hometalk!
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