DIY Chair – Upcycled Steel Drum Chair

peshgeorgiev shows us a DIY chair upcycle, when he turns a steel drum into a chair.  This would be a great feature in the home or the garden!

It’s unfortunately not a step by step video but it does give you a good idea of the main steps required to make the chair.

DIY Chair Collage

The materials and equipment that you’ll need to make your DIY chair are shown below.

  • Steel drum
  • Metal or enamel paint
  • Wooden brackets for the feet
  • Screws
  • Glue
  • Fabric binding
  • Foam inset
  • Fabric
  • Rivets / studs
  • Angle grinder
  • Sander
  • Drill
  • Spray gun (optional)
  • Paint brush
  • Screwdriver
Did You Know?

In 2009, U.S. EPA reported that furniture accounted for 9.8 million tons (4.1%) of household waste. Furniture is the number one least-recycled item in a household, and it was only up until 2008 that there was a recovery (materials used for recycling) greater than 0.05% since the 1960s — 0.1%.

By 2015, it is estimated that we will spend $121.7 billion to re-furbish our homes with new furniture. As we are increasingly persuaded by TV shows to remodel our homes and to replace old furniture, we are also adding more to the landfill in record numbers.

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