Introduction: Inside to Outside Lawn Chair

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Turned a ratty old chair into a great lawn chair!

Step 1: Ratty Old Chair

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Aquire an old chair.

Step 2: Naked Old Chair

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Remove old torn cushions.

Step 3: Old Chair Anew

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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

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Sit outside and enjoy! Chair swivels and rocks. Also reclines.


SinAmos (author)2016-06-16

I've had this chair on my porch for a while. I love its bones!

buck2217 (author)2015-07-01

great recycle well done

cwillis4 (author)2015-04-28

fantastic idea! way to recycle.

MoJ1 (author)2015-04-15

Nice !

daveofwar (author)2015-04-11

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.

sbrandt3 (author)daveofwar2015-04-12


bethmwl (author)2015-04-12

Excellent. Wish I hadn't thrown out my 'ratty old chair'.

rolltidehank (author)2015-04-10

Love the chair remodel. I use cedar fence boards all the time. Once sanded they are great boards for cheap.

sbrandt3 (author)2015-04-10

did you treat the cedar w anything?? I'm new to wood working!!

egray9 (author)2015-04-10

A clever way to repurpose a chair that would surely end up at the dump. Excellent job!

Susitna (author)2015-04-10

What a great idea. I'm going to go looking for roadside kill next week.

amberrayh (author)2015-04-09

Awesome! I like that you used a chair that already swiveled and rocked. That's a classy lawn chair!

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