DIY projects are very cheap to make, as well as fun. You can play with different materials, fabrics and put your most creative ideas into practice in order to create something useful.
When starting a do it yourself activity, you can either repurpose something you already have in your home or build a completely new thing from various materials such as: glass, wood, different kind of fabrics, etc. You can build some cool new stuff for your home with almost no costs.
Rustic pallet chair that you can do it yourself. Photo source: youtube.com
Nowadays, rustic chairs are really in trend in the furniture design and home décor domain. So, they cost a lot; the average price being somewhere between 10 – 15 Euros. But with less than a fifth of this sum of money (about 2-3 Euros), you can have it done yourself. So, today we are going to concentrate our efforts on learning how to make a rustic chair out of wooden pallets. You can do it as well if you follow some simple instructions!
You need the following materials: 1 -2 wooden pallets, some nails and screws, together with a screwdriver, a hammer and crowbar, maybe some wood glue. Last, but not least, some spare time and patience for making the chair. Anyway, it should not take longer than a couple of hours and it does not require advanced craftsmanship.
1. Where to find a wooden pallet? This is no complicated job – just go to a supermarket, outlet or business office. They might even give you some without paying for it.
2. Safety – Don’t use any power tools for dismantling the pallet if you don’t already how to operate it. Just stick to using simple tool that you are familiar with.
3. Cut off the outside stringers of the pallet, not the middle! Use a hammer to knock the stinger off.
4. Then detach the boards from the middle stringer. Make sure you remove any nails left in the boards.
5. Measure and mark the following: rear legs/seat stringers, arm rests, bottom and top backrest rail, etc. Use as a model a chair you already have at home (for centimeters or inches of each component). Then cut out each part of your future rustic chair.
6. It’s time to start assembling your chair. Take one part at a time: legs, seat, back part and so on. Drill pilot holes and only after you’re sure everything’s’ into place do the holes in the wood.
7. In the end, use sandpaper to give it a uniform shade and semi-transparent exterior stain if you are going to use your chair outdoors.
Ready, steady, done!
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