How To Build a Simple Pallet Lounge Chair

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Hi I’m Sandra, Sue’s sister and contributor to Housekaboodle.Today I am happy to share my simple pallet lounge chair I built. First I’ll tell you how this whole pallet lounge chair project got started and I actually ended up building two pallet chairs.

I’ve had a pair of couch cushions stacked in my basement for years. They are from a couch that was falling apart and desperately needed to be replaced. I couldn’t bring myself to throw out these beauties. I knew one day I would build a frame for them and put them to good use.

About 10 years later I became inspired from so many people who have created masterpieces from Recycled Pallets. I finally put myself to work on this long overdue project.

My goal was to make it simple and fast. I spent a few hours on and off painting the two pallets with a paint sprayer. I didn’t prime at all. I just kept at them until they were covered well. Then I let them dry overnight. The next day I worked the pallets into this HUGE orange rolling pallet chair! The pallets were cut to size to fit the “old” cushions of course!

Pallet Lounge Chair


DIY Pallet Lounge Chair - the back is 32 inches base is 43 inches and it's 40 inches wide

How to build a simple pallet lounge chair

I used a few 2×4’s and some screws and assembled this support system that is strong and mighty!! The 2×4’s fit perfectly between the pallet boards. A 35 degree angle cut on the bottom of the support 2×4’s. This gave a good resting position for the back of the chair.

2 – 2×4 side supports

Large Industrial caster wheels were used on my pallet lounge chairLarge industrial caster wheels to keep with the pallet’s casual theme and more importantly … This monster is heavy and needs to be easily moved as I am always rearranging furniture.

Breaks on the wheels were a must have option. Although it stays in place well because of the weight … my kids have already ran and dove into the chair from across the room!

Plus the wheels are screwed into 2.4’s that were attached to the bottom/base pallet.

How to build a simple pallet lounge chair with caster wheelsWheels and Support

One of the old sofa cushions turned into a simple pallet lounge chairHere’s one of the old cushions saved from all those long years ago.

How to build a simple pallet chair by Sandra Wilkinson on HousekaboodleNot bad for a few hours of work and some old cushions


How to build a simple pallet lounge chair

Use leftover fabric to make a colorblock cover for pallet chairFor the colorblock pallet lounge chair, I had a lot of extra fabric scraps left over from other projects.

Layout the colors how you want them to look on the pallet lounge chair

Pallet Lounge Chair Cover - I used remnant I had leftover to turn this pallet chair into something awesome

Green covered pallet chairMy daughter loves spending all her spare time lounging about on the chair.


I forgot to paint the 2×4’s before assembly. Once the pallet lounge chair was put together I had to paint them, which was not so easy but doable.

How To Build a Simple Pallet Lounge ChairI also would have extended the wheel base 2×4 all the way to the front of the base. It works fine, but I think it would have looked better ..profile view anyway.

My family of 5 gets a lot of use out of our large pallet chairs everyday. It was a nice economical way to create extra seating in my home since I already had the fabric and cushions.

Have you built any furniture out of pallets? I’d love to hear about your project too.

Have a great day,

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  1. Hey there Sandra, I have been trying out different things with some old wooden pallets, and I must say that this is one that has caught my attention. I will surely try this one out with my carpenter. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Hi Carol,

    Space is an issue with this chair. It actually had to be assembled in the basement as it would not fit through the doors and staircase.

  3. OMG you did a fabulous job. I’ve been dying to try a pallet project and this one looks stunning. I love that it’s on wheels too, as I also live rearranging furniture. You done real good Sandra awesome.

  4. Carolann,
    I agree! This chair would be perfect for outside as well. You can never tell with me… I love to move furniture around.

  5. Thank you Heather, I am so glad you enjoyed this post. It was a fun & inexpensive project to do!

  6. They turned out perfect!! I love all the colors and it looks super comfy. Thanks for including the measurements too. You did a great job Sandra, I’m so glad you shared your DIY how to with us. You have inspired me.

  7. They are really pretty! I like the colorful cushions! I can see why everyone loves relaxing in them. I think they would be great outside too for relaxing in the back yard. Great job and wow!

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