How to Make a Planter using an Old Wooden Chair

Make an Awesome Planter using an Old Chair

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 share how to make a planter using an old wooden chair and create a one of a kind planter sure to wow any of your visitors!

How to Make a Planter using an Old Wooden Chair

Materials:

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.

How to Make a Planter using an Old Wooden Chair_Before

How to Make a Planter using an Old Wooden Chair_Seat Removed

I previously painted this chair a pretty light brown color and the paint was worn but it’s nothing that a good sanding couldn’t fix! I lightly sanded then spray-painted the frame. I used Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover 2x spray paint in Apple Red. Two coats sufficiently covered the frame and it looks awesome!

How to Make a Planter using an Old Wooden Chair_Painted

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.

How to Make a Planter using an Old Wooden Chair_Seat Board

Drill a large hole just inside the circle to allow for the jigsaw blade. then cut out the opening using the jigsaw. Sand any rough edges as needed.

How to Make a Planter using an Old Wooden Chair_Planter Hole

Place the board on the frame and secure in place using countersunk 1-1/4″ screws. The “seat ” of the DIY chair planter can be finished with an outdoor stain, if desired. It can also be painted to match the chair!

How to Make a Planter using an Old Wooden Chair_Board Secured

How to Make a Planter using an Old Wooden Chair_Completed

Add the pot with flowers or a plant of your choice!

Love this planter? Me, too! If you have any questions on how to make a planter using an old wooden chair, leave a comment below!

Originally posted 2013-04-29 08:00:08.

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