Today I want to share with all of you how to build a very modern rocking chair, perfect for the living room or the garden and completly made of pallets. It consists on a very simple structure, virtually doesn’t need materials, due to its design which optimizes perfectly its shape.
The materials and tools you are going to need are: a pallet, a hammer, some nails, some c-clamps, thread, wood glue, a saw and a lever or crowbar.
The first step is to remove the pallet planks using the hammer and the crowbar.
To build the curved shape of the chair base and make it able to rock, we have to cut the planks like in the draw that I show you in the next picture.
So, we will cut 8 pieces using the saw. With 4 of these pieces we’ll form one of the “C”. Repeat again this step to obtain the other side “C”. Fit the planks between them, and where is the joint nail another plank to reinforce the estructure.
After completing this step, we will unite the two “C” using several wooden boards. The width we have chosen is the same as the one of the cushions. This is in order to fit them perfectly in our rocking chair.
We’ll go gluing the planks to the two “C” and fixing them using the c-clamps, until the glue is dry. Once dried nail all the planks to obtain a more solid pallet furniture.
And presto! Now just place the cushions. We have attached them to the body of the chair with the help of some thread, so now they are not able to move.
Now you can enjoy your new rocking chair made of pallets in the lounge or in the garden of your house.