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15 Free DIY Pallet Chair Plans You Can Make Today

Pallet chairs

If you have a bunch of extra pallets laying around, or you are looking for an inexpensive way to learn about woodworking. Pallet chairs can be a great way to accomplish both. We have assembled a large list of pallet chair projects and most only require one or two pallets and basic tools.

Let’s look at the different free pallet chair plans we’ve assembled for you. We’ve ordered them according to difficulty from easiest to the most challenging.

1. 1001 Pallets Bar Stool – Easiest

1001 Pallets Bar Stool

The 1001 Pallets Bar Stool can be built from a single pallet. It requires a minimal number of tools and skills and is a great first project.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: One pallet, nails

Tools Needed: Hammer, Hand saw, Drill


2. Homemade Furniture Garden Chair

Homemade Furniture Garden Chair

Homemade Furniture offers up a simple to build a pallet for beginners that requires few supplies. This plan creates a garden chair that’s comfortable and portable.

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials: One pallet, self-tapping screws

Tools Needed: Hammer, Hand saw


3. Makezine Pallet Chair

Makezine Pallet Chair

The Makezine Pallet Chair is easy to build, and you will only need one pallet per chair. You can make these in a single afternoon without a lot of tools or supplies. We found them to be comfortable and durable, depending on the quality of your pallet.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: One pallet, nails

Tools Needed: Hammer, Hand saw


4. Green Moxie Pallet Chair

Green Moxie Pallet Chair

The Green Moxie Pallet Chair Is and easy to build chair that you can create from a single pallet.  This chair is great for beginners, and it’s also functional enough that even seasoned builders may choose this design over a design that is more elaborate.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: One pallet, nails

Tools Needed: Hammer, Hand saw


5. Funky Junk Interiors – Moderate Skill Level

Funky Junk Interiors – Moderate Skill Level

Funky Junk Interiors gives us this beautiful pallet chair that only takes a few hours to complete. This plan also includes information about creating seat cushions for added comfort.

Skill Level: Moderate

Materials: Two pallets, self-tapping screws

Tools Needed: Hammer, Electric handsaw, Drill


6. Instructables Adirondack Chair

Instructables Adirondack Chair

Instructables provides us with a simple but usable design of an Adirondack Chair made from discarded pallets. This chair is lightweight but will require some shaping with and electric handsaw.

Skill Level: Moderate

Materials: One pallet, nails, paint, wood glue

Tools Needed: Hammer, Electric handsaw


7. Sassy Sparrow Patio Furniture

Sassy Sparrow Patio Furniture

The Sassy Sparrow Patio Furniture is a guide to building a relatively simple bench-style chair that can seat several people. You can adjust the size based on the number of pallets you have available.

Skill Level: Moderate

Materials: Several pallets, sandpaper, paint, nails

Tools Needed: Hammer, electric handsaw, measuring tape


8. Mano Mano Pallet Chair

Mano Mano Pallet Chair

The Mano Mano Pallet Chair is an easy to build chair that features wheels. These wheels allow you to move the chair from place to place. This chair is durable and large enough to fit two.

Skill Level: Moderate

Materials: Four pallets, nails, glue, caster wheels, screws

Tools Needed: Hammer, hand saw, drill, screwdriver


9. Instructables Pallet Chair

Instructables Pallet Chair

The Instructables Pallet Chair is the second chair brought to us by Instructables. This chair is easy to build, and you can use it indoors or outdoors.

Skill Level: Moderate

Materials: Two pallets, sandpaper, paint, nails, screws

Tools Needed: Hammer, electric handsaw, drill


10. Silverline Tools Pallet Chair

The Silverline Tools Pallet Chair is a pallet chair brought to us in a very detailed step-by-step video by Silverline Tools. This chair is lightweight and comfortable, and you can build it with a single pallet.

Skill Level: Moderate

Materials: One pallet, nails

Tools Needed: Hammer, electric handsaw, drill


11. Easy Pallet Ideas Pallet Chair – Challenging

Easy Pallet Ideas Pallet Chair

The Easy Pallet Ideas Pallet Chair features a rounded front edge for increased comfort. This chair is a little more challenging due to the angled cutting, but it can complete it in a single day if you have experience with electric handsaws.

Skill Level: Challenging

Materials: One pallet, sandpaper, nails

Tools Needed: Hammer, Electric Handsaw, Drill


12. Ollari’s Simple Chair

Ollari’s Simple Chair is the second step by step YouTub video on this list, and this one shows you how to make a great outdoor chair that’s comfortable and durable. Because of the many angles required, we consider this model a little more challenging than one that only requires straight cuts.

Skill Level: Challenging

Materials: One pallet, nails

Tools Needed: Hammer, electric handsaw, drill, measuring tape


13. 1001 Pallets Chair

1001 Pallets Chair

The 1001 Pallets Chair is a high-quality chair that you can build yourself if you are good with woodworking. We put this chair on the challenging skill level because it requires advanced tools like the table saw.

Skill Level: Challenging

Materials: Several pallets, glue, screws

Tools Needed: Router, table saw, drill, sander


14. Easy Pallet Ideas Upcycled Double Chair

Easy Pallet Ideas Upcycled Double Chair

The Easy Pallet Ideas Upcycled Double Chair is a unique design that creates two chairs connected by a center shelf. These chairs are perfect for sharing morning coffee or a quick lunch. The construction is more complicated than many of the other models on this list, but the finished product is well worth the effort.

Skill Level: Challenging

Materials: Several pallets, nails, stain

Tools Needed: Hammer, Hand saw


15. Pallet Wood Projects Rocking Chair – Most Challenging

Pallet Wood Projects Rocking Chair

The Pallet Wood Projects Rocking Chair is an advanced project for creating a durable and comfortable rocking chair from old pallets. This chair is for indoor and outdoor use.

Skill Level: Challenging

Materials: Several pallets, nails, stain, sandpaper

Tools Needed: Hammer, hand saw, electric sander


Summary

Hopefully, these pallet plans have helped you get some new ideas to recycle any extra pallets you have around. If you have found them helpful, please share these free pallet chair plans on Facebook and Twitter.


Featured image credit: Pallet chairs by ArtTower, Pixabay

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