Tree swings are fun and hammocks are fun. Wouldn't it be nice to combine the two into a swing where you could hang from a tree and relax, but still enjoy the view in front of you? Maybe like a "lounge swing"? Imgur user IAmGregAnderson decided to build himself such a swing so he could enjoy his view of Lake Champlain in Vermont while kicking back with his dog.
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Inspired by a photograph of a similar project, IAmGregAnderson gathered his tools and began searching for suitable pallets. "You'll need three pallets for this project," he writes in his Imgur post. "I spent a GOOD amount of time searching for good quality ones. You don't want cracked/warped wood."

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If good quality pallets are hard to come by, it's possible to construct the frame from purchased wood.

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The back support is made by deconstructing one of the pallets. IAmGregAnderson says that taking it apart correctly is the trickiest part of this entire project. See his post for detailed instructions.
 
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The next step is to mount eye bolts for the rope. Be sure to use washers on both the inside and the outside of swing, for extra support.

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Now that the frame is constructed, it's time to sand, primer and paint.

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When the paint is dry, add your pad and pillows. In IAmGregAnderson's case, the pad he ordered online was a little too long, so he decided to add a foot rest.

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To hang his lounge swing, IAmGregAnderson used two 40-foot ropes of 3/4" diameter. He draped the ropes over a strong tree limb about 25 feet high. 

Attaching the pallet roof is literally a balancing act requiring multiple ladders, but keeping it level is crucial.

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Once the roof is secure, it's a simpler balancing act to attach the lounge section to the bottom of the ropes. At that point, it's just a matter of adding the pad, pillows and pooch, and you are ready for an afternoon of lounging like you have never lounged before.

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