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How to Make a Planter Using an Old Wooden Chair

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Hooray! The weather has finally straightened out a bit and it is time to work on the yard! I want to incorporate more flowers and plants in the yard but get bored with plain old planters. Today, I’ll show you how to take an old wooden chair and create a one of a kind planter sure to wow any of your visitors!



  • Old wooden chair
  • Cedar boards or treated plywood
  • 1-1/4″ screws for outdoor use
  • Plastic or clay pot

Start by removing the seat of the chair. The seat in my chair was damaged from spending way too much time outside. It was easily removed by removing the screws from the underside.

Lightly sand the frame, then paint the chair frame. I used Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2x spray paint in Apple Red. Two coats sufficiently covered the frame.

Measure the area where the board will sit for the “seat”. Cut the board and mark the center with a pencil. Measure the diameter of the pot, subtract the amount the lip will overhang, and transfer the markings to the board. 

Cut out the opening using a jigsaw. 

Place the board on the frame and secure in place using countersunk 1-1/4″ screws.


Add the pot with flowers or a plant of your choice! Speaking of planting have you checked out the The Gro Project by Miracle Gro? The Gro Project provides easy projects to show that gardening is easy and fun, not complicated and time consuming! You can also check out their Pinterest page for all sorts of fun garden projects!

To keep your plant healthy and looking its bright, shiny best try Moisture Control Potting Mix which absorbs 33% more water than ordinary potting soil and protects against over and underwatering! Yahoo!

Take a look at Miracle-Gro online for all sorts of ideas and information about using their products!


Until next time,

Happy Creating!


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