How to build a DIY pallet chair


Hi, I’m Craig Phillips and in this video I’m going to show you how to build your own chair, usually recycled palate, wood, and the tools you’re going to require a chop shore or a Hanshaw drills, screws, tape measure clamp set, square, and an orbital Sunday.

Now we’ll shift the shot at the size of your chair, you can start to build one section to the frame. So I’m going to place that to one side and you start to cut myself kids apart. Yeah.

smell enough with the longest length at 900

I’m going to cook this square to start with and then kind of create a triangle end on them. To finish the top section off

we can adjust the chop shop called him at 45 degree angles. You haven’t got to chop short. Of course you can achieve that one. Your normal hand shorter as well. [inaudible] [inaudible] in overt shame. Again [inaudible].

Okay. So one side’s a little bit, Hayden near there is as we come up later on with the lights, one of them meet any of the ones sit on top of the night best. The next stages we want to come across 480 millimeters show. We’ll take one of these. I’m going to cross it over on to the back leg at the moment. I’m going to measure it across their 408 yeah.

and this piece is going to be here and of course you want it 484 the height, which is this section here.

Okay. so now by placing them free pieces of wood, we can start to see the shape that we’ve got. We’ve got the back, got to see today area, and then the height of what the seat sits on. Because this is only one piece of timber. This is not going to be strong enough to make a frame up like this. We want to double it, open, sandwich these together. So the next day, Jess, do you want to close a piece of timber from here to here? And I’ll show another one from here to here and from there today. Okay. Should that. Now there’s a double layer of the frame that we want to achieve on there or we have to do now is gluey and screwed it all together.

Punish back down on top nine in up the peaks square in them,

I hope. Again, four screws in that side. These are all about 40 millimeter screws cause the timber itself is about 2022 millimeters thick. Let’s go right through the first piece, ripping into the one below again, just double checking you, keeping it squared all times for your drive to screws.

Okay, so that is one more side of it. Complete. Now my measurements saved correctly. We should Mario on top of them. Nice and square. Perfect. So now what we’ve got is the two side sections of the chair built up. All we need to do now is cut more pallets slats, the bridge across between them to make the seat.

Now the width your chair is for you to decide on, but I’ve chosen to go 440 millimeters. Of course a selection of timbers that are going to be fixed across one side of the frame to the other. Now working on your own can be a little bit tricky, so what I’ve done is screwed couple of blocks into the workbench here and in screwed the bottom of the frame in there and that just holds them upright for me as always, we’ve got plenty, plenty of glue on any shorter furniture that’s taken anybody’s waiting. Then we start to effect our slat across the first one. I’m going to apply flushed to the very edge of it here. A couple of pilot holes stopped the woods from splitting and again I’m driving 50 millimeter nails.

Nice and deep. Before to put that second one and I’m going to do the one the opposite side here and just make sure I’m getting it nice and square.

yeah, I’m happy with that. That’s nice. And to quit. Perfect.

The next lock I’m just going to place down for now before actually screwed them because I want to create a little small gap in between each of the seat slots and of course if you screwed him down, you’ve committed to them. Then enough we just placed him. Yep, that’s working quite well. A couple of millimeters. Okay. Once you’re happy with that, then you can start to fix all that

I’ve just put one screw in each timber there for the moment I am going to put, I’m going to do the opposite side now before I continue mixing that side down. Again, just double checking that you’ve got the same size gaps between them and then you can get a fiction in the opposite side.

Hi, so that’s the base, the seated area of the chair. Now complete. What I’m going to work on now is caught no more slats the same site and waking it up.

Sure. This is the back slot. Now it should be fixed on the back here. Now again, we want to create small little gaps in between them, but what I have done is caught little chocks. Then I’m going to show collide underneath because we’re working awkward, so you’ve got a tendency of slipping down these about 10 millimeters. So I’m putting four long here, 10 millimeters in between each one of them. Just about take me up to the top, but before I do, I’m going to drill all the clearance holes, the pilot’s drill bay. Again, plenty of Glue

sure. And again it’s flush to both sides. You happy with that? Stop to screwed him down.

We will put two in these, but I’m just going to continue getting the rest in place to double check that they all fit before we pop the second screw on each side.

looking well and then you can commit with your second screw in then. Okay.

Okay, so that’s more or less the back complete, except I’ve caught to fair. They’re slat again, 440 millimeters. And remember earlier on we caught these on a bit of a peak. So I’m going to place my chalk back on underneath that top one. I’m going to glue and screw that one into position and then also a fair them on on the back. It all helps the destruction, the strength of the chair. But it just finishes off that little peak for us. And then when we sign this down later, we can take off any heart stages there as well.

Sunday drills from pounds, holes, plenty. Yeah. Do to make it easier cause it’s a bit tall there now and I’m up. The tone was two people. So I’m gonna start my screws off. Off we through the wood. This way it makes it a little bit easier. There you go. Okay. We double checking, flush both shots and then we can come in in the screw there to hold it. Okay. Okay.

And then the one on the back, of course, you don’t need to put any packs in there. Just a little bit of glue.

So that’s now the back and the seat all fixed into position. The next stage is to reinforce the bottom of the legs. Now bracing the legs is very important because if there’s any weight on here, what you don’t want is the legs, the force out all to force it in there. So of course you can just fix buttons to the front of them, unscrewed their in, that’ll be shrunk, but aesthetically it doesn’t look that good. So what I’m going to do is mater my junks 45 degrees. So when they go together there’s a nice snug and shrunk joint. And we do this by taking our measurements across, getting our set square drawn on at 45 degrees there, 90 of that way over finding the bottom of that mark. And then again 90 on there. And I’m going to chop these on the chop short. Of course, if you don’t have a job, sure you can put them in your work bench and caught them with your hand store.

okay, so that’s now our Cornish. All coach might it 90 degrees. They will fit in between. They’re quite well. So we’ll start off by fixing this one down. I want to place it in the middle of these two back legs there. I’m going to market where I’m going to drill some pilot holes, police station position screws. Now I’m going to put that probably about 70 or 80 millimeters off the bottom of the leg itself.

That’s warning.

No, I’ll take my tape measure, measure it from the bottom. It’s coming off about 150 millimeters and I’ll do the same again in the bottom bucket. This like now this next piece is now going to be fixed into that mitered area right in there. So again, what we want to do is get plenty of glue behind here and drill a couple of pallets holes to be able to do a fixed and from there into this timber 10 on each side. That way we drill on a little bit of an angle into here.

sometimes drilling them, you have to start off or price and then just tend to drill as you go down on an air plane to glue on that joint. Yeah, it’s nice and tight. Okay. Screamers in hand. They’re going to shoot in on the angle that we drove and catch that timber that already fixed in place.

you do the exactly the same around all the rest of the three legs?

Yeah. okay.

Not the full main braces are in holding all four legs together for extra precaution. I’m just going to place another one right in the very center here. Laced up more or less than the very sensor.


Either unsure, double check with your measurements. One 80 perfect. When he’s in position, you can drill some pilot holes from the outside. I’m driving a screw in to hold it into position.

now that is real solid. Now the last thing, just to finish this entire chair off is a piece right across the front.

Oh, that’s the entire structure of your chair and built or do you need to do now is Sunday unscrewing and lifted away from you, Jake, and that’s how you make your chair out of recycled palate wood. And I’ve got to say that extremely comfortable. If you want to see some more video tips on Palette projects, please visit the website Silverline

Rodger Games - July 19, 2017

Man, he puts glue on his wood like a subway worker puts mayo on my sub

    Matthew Muzzy - March 19, 2019

    I’d welcome the subway thing.. bastards never put enough condiments on my sammiches

Frank Cavazos JR. - July 20, 2017

I just need to built some. Thanks for sharing.

Russell Swindlehurst - July 20, 2017

Nice one Graig, it makes a change to see a video were you only need basic tools.

    Silverline Tools - July 27, 2017

    Thanks Russell!

Adolfo Gonzalez - August 29, 2017

Such an awesome job craig, and very good explained!! Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work!!! Greetings from Dallas tx

Andy Wallwork - August 31, 2017

must be nice to have all them tools & a square table & flat floor to work off

fmj2379 - November 16, 2017

This is not amateur DIY, too professional.  Where’s the blood, the screaming of obscenities, and smashed pieces?  That’s MY DIY!  Awesome tutorial.

Synthetic NZ - November 18, 2017

Made this chair straight after i watched his video but with some minor changes. Thanks for your video’s Craig, i have subscrided to your channel. Cheers from New Zealand.

El cu cuy 1340 - January 13, 2018

You’re the man Craig nice work

Rees Riddoch - May 25, 2018

did you taper your back rest at a little bit of an angle? Longest length of 900?

Chris L. - July 8, 2018

i believe i’d do the sanding before i put it together.

    Casper - July 11, 2019

    It is hard to sand down all the parts the same. If you put it together and then sand all is even

Nathan Drew - October 4, 2018

Thank you for the video. I built this chair. It is solid.

Jan de Vries - December 11, 2018

very well done! Great stuff!

Jose Expedito - December 17, 2018

Gostei belo trabalho parabéns faz favor me manda as medidas, um abraço.

Galland 34 - March 11, 2019

Strong ! When sanded up and painted it will look alright. Another use with a pair of them could be instant saw horses. Thanks.

Ale CARP Carrasco - April 26, 2019

A question, what measures have?. Thankyou.

maxpolaris99 - June 16, 2019

It would be awesome if you noted the approximate weight of these projects

Carpentry Tips & Tricks For Beginners. Click Here - June 20, 2019

Whether made into a wooden pillow or table, wood with excellent fine grain is a guarantee of splendid poems, and the composition of perfect documents.

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