Adirondack Chair Made of Pallets

by DIY Maven

 

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Nina Tolstrup of Studiomama makes furniture out of wood pallets, which she sells. She also sells plans to make some of the furniture as well. The up and downside for Ms. Tolstrup is that her for-sale plans are simple, which also means they're knock-off-able using just the pictures of the completed projects. Take, for example, this lounge chair. It could be an inexpensive alternative to a traditional Adirondack lawn chair. To help create...

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Turn a Pallet into a Lounge Chair

by DIY Maven

Turn a Pallet into a Lounge Chair

IMO, all pallets are waiting to be made into something beautiful, like this outdoor lounge chair for instance. Simple, yet stylish in its construction, the materials and tools to make one are minimal. Here they are:

  • Four pallets of the same size, preferably rectangular
  • One pallet slightly wider than your other pallets, more square than rectangular
  • Scrap 2x4s or pallet scraps of the 2x4 kind
  • Hammer and nails

For the entire...

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Someday, I Will Own an Authentic Eames Lounge...Until Then, This Will Do Just Fine.

by Chris Gardner

Someday, I Will Own an Authentic Eames Lounge...Until Then, This Will Do Just Fine.

The Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671) set by Herman Miller is, to me, not only the most iconic piece of mid-century design, but the most perfect piece of furniture. Ever. And a new one in cherry or walnut start at $3,000, and a 50th anniversary chair in Santos Palisander rosewood starts at about $4,500, with authentic vintage chairs fetching that much or more.

My new-to-me Frank Doerner copy, on the other hand, cost me just over $100. I...

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DIY Cardboard Cat Chaise.

by Chris Gardner

1Apparently, cats have this thing where they like to install themselves in cozy spaces: spots like drawers, behind furniture, and if its available, an appropriately-sized empty cardboard box. So, take advantage of their penchant for nookery, and make them do what they do in style.

DIY Cardboard Cat Chaise.

Materials

  • Large sheets of corrugated cardboard
  • Hot glue gun
  • Markers
  • Utlity knife
  • Cutting mat or scrap surface

Begin by downloading the pdf pattern...

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