Build a Garden Bench From Two Old Dining Chairs

Got old and worn-out chairs you’re thinking of replacing? Go ahead, but don’t throw them out just yet! Here’s a great project to give them new life…

Garden Bench from Two ChairsFrom seating furniture to another seating furniture! All you need is two chairs, and just by looking at them, we’re sure you’ve already figured out how to turn them into a bench!

If the chairs are starting to wobble, all you have to do is attach some reinforcements — just like in the picture shown above. And if your chairs are wooden, you can choose to maintain their old rustic look or you can repaint them with a bright color. Both are good choices, it’s just a matter of taste!

Garden Bench from Two ChairsThis DIY bench is perfect for gardens or any other outdoor area. With its creative and unique features, it’s impossible not to get noticed by anyone looking at your yard.

Got three or more chairs? You can use them all to create a single bench. Or why not create two garden benches? View the album below to know the different versions of this creative idea and see the link to the tutorial!

Inspired to make your own garden bench?


  • 2 Used Chairs
  • 1/2″ Plywood
  • 1×2 Timber
  • 1×2 Stock Pine
  • 3/4″x1 Molding
  • Wood Screws (different sizes)
  • Finish Nails (small)
  • Wood Filler
  • Primer
  • Quilt Batting
  • Dropcloth
  • L-Brackets


Click on any image to start the lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.8-)

Thanks to An Oregon Cottage for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here



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