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Turned a ratty old chair into a great lawn chair!

Step 1: Ratty Old Chair

Aquire an old chair.

Step 2: Naked Old Chair

Remove old torn cushions.

Step 3: Old Chair Anew

Using cedar fence boards.
-Cut each board to 22". (Fit the best at that size in between hand rests). Rounded all rough edges with a router and sanded by hand.
-Holes drilled through boards and chair frame. Used 1/4" carriage nuts and bolts to assemble everything. Drilled slightly larger holes for an easier fit.
-Same was done for the hand rests, except used a bandsaw to give them a better shape.

Step 4: Finnished

Sit outside and enjoy! Chair swivels and rocks. Also reclines.
I've had this chair on my porch for a while. I love its bones!
<p>great recycle well done</p>
fantastic idea! way to recycle.
<p>Nice !</p>
First time using cedar too. Not sure if they need to be treated. I don't think so since they are used for decks and patios often.
thanks!!
<p>Excellent. Wish I hadn't thrown out my 'ratty old chair'.</p>
Love the chair remodel. I use cedar fence boards all the time. Once sanded they are great boards for cheap.
did you treat the cedar w anything?? I'm new to wood working!!
A clever way to repurpose a chair that would surely end up at the dump. Excellent job!
What a great idea. I'm going to go looking for roadside kill next week.
<p>Awesome! I like that you used a chair that already swiveled and rocked. That's a classy lawn chair!</p>

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