If you can make the time to strip down wooden pallets into their component boards, you can make an attractive and sturdy folding chair for the cost of a few bolts, nuts and wood glue.
Instructables user Schooniedude shares full details and step-by-step construction photos at the link below. But what you're basically doing is cutting down boards from pallets, making the frame of the chair, adding the seat and backrest portions with rows of smaller cuts, adding two nuts and bolts to make it into a folding chair, and sanding every surface well. The only necessary tools are a drill, a saw of some sort and a good supply of sandpaper.
This will make a sturdy folding lounge chair with a low seat that is very similar to a beach chair.
Folding Pallet Chair [Instructables]