Hi guys it’s Abby today we have another pallet DIY for you they have been a favorite on our blog in past and we’re bringing them back someone requested pallet furniture and we’d love doing your request we’ve been doing a lot of like requested posts lately and it gets me so excited yeah keep them come guys ok so here is how you can make your very own outdoor pallet swing to make us hanging pallet swing me started with two shipping pallets the first you cut in half to use as our back support use an electric sander or some sandpaper to give your pallets a good sand try to get off as much dirt and wood grant as possible once they’re both completely sanded front and back wipe them off well to get rid of any and all dust before we get to painting relaying down a drop cloth to paint our pallets we are just using regular exterior paint in this amazing navy color using the combo of a roller for large areas and a paint brush for tighter spots we painted the entire pallet palettes have so many sides to them so this took us a little while to do. But we’re so so happy with how it turned out make sure once it’s dry you do a second coat this keeps your wood protected and makes the color look much more vivid once both pieces were painted and dry line up your half piece behind the full pallet using some wood screws and a drill drill into the vertical boards of the short piece and into the long back piece of a large pallet this will hold it together pretty well.
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But we’re also adding some rope for extra support for our rope we’re using this nylon rope and make sure you pick a rope that’s durable and can hold up to a large amount of weight we don’t want to put our rope solely through the thin boards so for extra support we’re having it goes through the top and out the side use a drill bit the size of your rope and drill two holes for the other side of the rope we’re also going in through the top and out the middle stronger board after your holes are drilled lace a rope in through the side hole and then out through the top Pole tie the rope tightly in a knot for the other end measure how much you’ll need to cut the rope tie a piece of tape tightly where you want to make the cut cut the rope in half through the tape and use a lighter to slightly burn the ends of the rope together now you’re get to finish the lacing of the rope through the other holes and tie it tightly in the knot our back rest is now super secure make sure to repeat this on the other side as well for our main ropes we’ll be using to hang the swing we’re adding two holes similar to the ones we just made start by drilling a hole down through the top board and then out through the back board thread your rope through the top and out the back add a knot and repeat on the other side we drilled four sets of these holes on each corner. But we’ve only knotted in the backs of each side we’ll tie up the front holes, when we get to our tree for our swing cushion we’re combining these two old patio cushions we had we created one large slip cover out of this outdoor Flamingo pattern fabric, and we put the two cushions inside you create one large pala size mattress to actually hang our palette sling we set it on something at the height we wanted it to sit.
So that we didn’t have to hold it up the entire time we were hanging it use a ladder to swing your first rope over the branch of a very sturdy tree loop the rope around the branch once for the knot wrap your loose rope around the tight rope twice and then bring the end through the top and out the bottom this will stop your rope from sliding along the branch repeat these steps for both sides of your swing once on the ground lace the ends of your rope in through the holes the same way we did the first two earlier make sure to pull it super tight and tie it in a knot and of course repeat this on both sides now it’s time to bring in the chill spot accessories and bring on summer alright guys so how great is this DIY for summer hopefully some of you have like a backyard we could put hangs up this just like has me wanting to take all the naps like it’s so comfortable and just like goals like summer nap and goal and how good is your job, when you get to make this as in just like hanging out it’s so good so thank you to you guys who requested that. Because it was a pleasure to me, if you have any more summer do as you want to see us do please let us know below. Because we have been doing a lot of requests lately which is like so good and on Instagram and Twitter. Because those are really good good place for us to see them alright that’s it for today’s post until then we’ll see you on snapchat Instagram – gram twit um and have a great day guys have you’re enjoying your summer, if you like it like it and, if you love its of it bye guys bye.