a month before school started I thought it would be neat to have some old car seats as my dorm furniture instead of the crappy futons that everyone else has. after a week of planning, I started searching for seats and found some for a decent price of $25 a seat, so I bought 2 bucket seats and a bench seat out of a wrecked Grand Prix. and here are my results. I learned a lot from this project and went into it with knowing little of how to build furniture. I think anyone who is tired of plain old furniture, has some extra cash and likes to impress there friends should try this. I some how did this project for under $100. BUT I could see it running up to $300..
Here's my materials I used
Car seats - $75
angle aluminum - Free
Wood - Free
Drawer slides - $10
Welding - Free (knew someone)
Misc. hardware - Free-$5
That cost me around $80
Now if you choose to build something as cool as this you can use any materials you feel comfortable using, I chose aluminum because we had extra laying around, it is sturdy when all welded together and it was free.
Step 1: Make a Plan
here are some sketches I drew to get the idea out of my head and plan what I want my furniture to look like in the end. NOW my final project did not end up exactly like this, but it was pretty close to what I wanted. I changed it a bit
after finding the seats that satisfy you, start measuring so you know what you need to build below it.
I got my seats out of a totaled 2007 Grand Prix. You can get what ever you like. older seats are generally cheap and new ones of course are more pricey, but it all depends who you get them from. Fortunately the place I got them from charged me $25 a seat = $75