Inside to Outside Lawn Chair

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Introduction: Inside to Outside Lawn Chair

About: Backyard builder who enjoys building things and constructing props from my favorite video games and movies, making furniture, and trying out new ideas. Mostly with as much recycled materials as I can possibly …

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.

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    12 Comments

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    SinAmos
    SinAmos

    6 years ago

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

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    cwillis4
    cwillis4

    7 years ago

    fantastic idea! way to recycle.

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    daveofwar
    daveofwar

    7 years ago

    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.

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    sbrandt3
    sbrandt3

    Reply 7 years ago

    thanks!!

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    bethmwl
    bethmwl

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

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    rolltidehank
    rolltidehank

    7 years ago

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

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    sbrandt3
    sbrandt3

    7 years ago

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

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    egray9
    egray9

    7 years ago

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

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    Susitna
    Susitna

    7 years ago

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

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    amberrayh
    amberrayh

    7 years ago on Introduction

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