Did You Ever Think to Create Furnitures With Your Old Fences?

by Mr ATC
2 Materials
5 Hours

Hello Guys,Welcome back to MyATCtv DIY recycled projects!I am back again with some interesting recycling furniture ideas. This time I will use old fences to make DIY patio chairs and bench.

For this wonderful creation, I will be using the old fence panel which wasn’t needed anymore. So, instead of throwing away the fence I will recycle it to make beautiful and yes comfortable patio chairs.

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I was very happy to be nominated and receive my green pin from Loes Ypma the representative of the Floriade and the Growing green cities program.

A big thank you to the entire team organizing this event!

And I will also take this opportunity to introduce to you the Floriade Expo 2022. This expo will be taking place from April to October 2022 and sharing with us what a green city of the future should look like.Below, I am sharing some pictures and drafts of DIY patio chairs that will help you in making an attractive seating for your patio or garden.If you would like to see more images of this DIY project, Check out my YouTube video Tutorial for better understanding!!!

Let’s start

First let us see what we need to make the patio chairs. Here is the list of important tools that help us with the making of patio chairs.

  • Fence panel
  • Screwdriver
  • Large screws
  • Miter saw
  • Measuring tape
  • Carpenter scale
  • Pencil
  • Cushion
  • Rolling sander
  • Power sander
  • Table planner
  • Sealant
  • Green and white paint

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Step1: Get an Old Fence Panel For ChairsIf you are planning to throw your old fence panel, then don’t do so. Instead use the old fences to build beautiful patio chairs. So, get an old fence panel of required size to make these amazing chairs. Here the are measuring 1.80m*1.80m.

Step 3: Make the Separated wooden board Smooth and CleanDue to weather conditions and long time use, the fences are untidy and messy (with a lot of climbing plants named here: “Klimop”. So, to make the slats clean and look like new again I will use thickness planer. Pass every slat through this planer to make the surface even, smooth and clean.

Step 4: Cut the Long poles In several parts for the Legs(frame) Of the designI will measure the long wooden piece available with my measuring tape. This one is almost around 300 cm but most of the others are shorter than that. Now, I will make a mark at 165 cm and will cut the long one at the marked point with my miter saw.

Step 5: Cut the wooden board for the chairs seats and bench Now I will prepare the different slats for the seat of the patio chairs and benches. For single-seat chair I will use small pallets and for Double-Seat chair I will use large pallet pieces. Now I will use three large pallets for seating of two-seat chair.Use two cushions of your own choice to mark points on the three boards to cut them according to the size of seat. Mark lines parallel to cushions on both sides of those boards.

Step 6: Make the Edges of wooden board Round and SmoothNow when all the boards of the chairs are ready I will make their edges round and smooth with my router table. Whether it is large pallets, small on or legs part I will make the edges of all smooth and round.

Step 7: Make the Legs Of the Modern Design ChairsI will use the long wooden pieces to make the legs and frames of the chair /bench. For this, I will cut the large piece at an angle with miter saw from the end (please check 3D plan for more accurate dimensions) . Now, at some distance from this cut I will make a straight cut. I will repeat the steps for all the required legs and in order to create the frame.

Step 8: Join the Parts of Legs Now I am going to join the parts of the legs together with screws but as this wood is very strong I will advise to pre drill the holes before inserting the screws. After this, I will check the arrangement for different parts of the patio chairs to make them fit properly within the leg space.

Step 9: Make the Seat and Backrest of ChairNow, after the legs, I will place the boards one by one with screws to make the seating area and backrest of the chair (please note that those screws are also the same ones that were already on the fences). Remember!!! We recycle as much as possible...

Step 10: Use a protective oilNow when the structure of the chair is ready, I will apply a coat of protective oil over it. This will give a fine finish to the patio chairs and will also protect them from getting rotten.

Step 11: Now Chairs are ReadyHere the beautiful patio chairs and bench for your garden are ready! You can place the cushion on the seats for more comfort.

Step 12: Paint the Chairs for More Beautiful LookIn the end I will paint the chairs with green and white colour to make them look more beautiful and attractive piece of furniture.

And remember that recycling at home is a family affair!!! And feel free to come and join us at the Floriade Expo 2022!

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  • Rosemary Rosemary on Sep 07, 2021

    You did an amazing JOB!!!!

    I've got to show this to my husband.....who is a jack of all trades!! He has rebuilt everything around our house! He built a mudroom over the summer. I'm now trying to get him to build a bay window seat for me in our bedroom! I've been placed on the backburner for now...

    This is just awesome! I love it!!

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    • Rosemary Rosemary on Sep 07, 2021

      Here are some of the photos from the mudroom. As they are uploading, I noticed the order in which I uploaded them changed. The picture of the mudroom with the stairs on the side is the picture I showed him on how I wanted ours to look! I think its a very close match and it looks awesome!!! I love your work!........my husbands too! 😁

  • Melvyn. Weisberger Melvyn. Weisberger on Sep 26, 2021

    Their are people who don’t have the money to buy those power tools. They have to use what they have .