I've seen quite a few pallet swing projects that use extra wood in addition to the pallet wood; however, this swing only uses the wood from two pallets. I was able to complete most of this project with my Black and Decker home tool kit.
My husband brought these two pallets home from the warehouse where he works.
I decided to make this swing the size of a crib mattress since the mattress is waterproof.
I really wanted that idyllic "picket fence" look. To make the top of the backrest rounded, I used the lid of a can to trace a half circle. Then, I cut the tops of each slat into a rounded shape.
I attached the second pallet to the back of the first, and then I stained them both to make them a richer, darker color.
To hang the swing, I used carabiners and chains. It wasn't difficult, but I did need a helper.
Then I simply covered the mattress with a crib sheet, added a crib skirt for extra pretty, and threw on some pillows! Voila! New beautiful swing ready to enjoy.