Pallet garden loungers


Garden furniture can be very expensive and here's a simple idea on how to make free or almost free garden loungers using simple pallets.
I used 5 pallets and some wood scraps to make these two and that part was free. If you want to paint or add cushions (recommended!) that will be extra but all in all this cost me $10 for the red paint and that's it!
The basic idea of how to make these is to take two pallets of the same rectangular shape and stack them on top of each other, do the same with the second lounge chair. Then take the last pallet, divide it in half and add some wood scraps to construct two backrests that you attach to the stacked pallets with two screws. Minimal sanding and some paint and you're done.
I must warn you that the idea is simple but deconstructing the 5th pallet is pretty hard physical work but can be made easier if you have the proper tools and/or a muscular guy to help :)
Check out my blog for more photos and detailed instructions on how I went about it:
http://shoestringpavilion.blogspot.com/2010/06/pallet-loungers.html

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  • Brandy Samuels
    on Jun 27, 2014

    this is a great idea

  • Elizabeth Sagarminaga
    on Jul 30, 2015

    Thanks for great ideas to make a garden loungers from simple pallets. Thanks for once again being an inspiration to us who live in bungalow.I liked your all hard work that is really very helpful and inspiring. You have done good job. I especially like this one as I have been thinking of adding one to our backyard as well. Thanks for good sharing.

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