Make a Bench Out of 3 Chairs

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Always wanted to do this and I finally found the chairs! This is a great way to upcycle, especially if the chairs aren't in perfect condition. In this case one of the chairs had a spindle broken on the seat.
I started with 3 of the same chairs.
After cutting the middle chair so only the back was remaining, I attached the chairs together using some scrap wood and screws. I also reused the spindles to attach the front.
I decided to upholster the seat after it was all painted. The upholstered seat was attached using simple L brackets. This was a fairly simple project but harder that simply using 3 unaltered chairs.

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  • Drea Drea on Apr 15, 2016
    what material was used to make the seat of the bench?

  • Diana Diana on Jan 25, 2017
    Love the idea, but a bit confused...If only the back of the middle chair is used, did you install the rods across the "bottom front" of the (once existing) middle chair since the legs of both the right and left chairs provide support for the whole unit?

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  • Joanie Joanie on Oct 03, 2017
    It would so nice in a corner with a table and couple chairs........lovely!!!

  • John Biermacher John Biermacher on Jan 31, 2018
    From one Michigander to another- REALLY NICE job. I have done a similar bench, but I like the idea of only using parts of the middle chair. Still have three more chairs so will eventually give it a try. Like many of your other projects.

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