Going through a garage sale for old furniture might sound unappealing to many, but in this case, with the right type of furniture, it’s a treasure hunt done right. All you need is two dining chairs and a touch of woodwork to make things happen.
Bypass reupholstering the chairs and go straight to reinventing it!

With some new wood and a good amount of hammering, a garden bench can be made. The garage sale chairs are essential to the project, with it being the base of the bench while also doubling as the bench’s new armrests.

A good paint job gives it a whole new identity, with a good coat of polyurethane adding to the desired effect. It makes for a perfect piece in the garden or on the patio, and will surely have any house guest asking about it.

Cinderblock Chair


Normally used in construction, cinder blocks make for excellent material in almost any DIY project. For this project, cinder blocks are ingeniously used to create a simple outdoor bench that requires minimal work and not a lot of money to make it.

With a level, sturdy ground for the blocks to be placed on, the cinder blocks are structurally stable. A total of 12 blocks act as the bench’s base, with four of it vertically standing upright and two horizontally stacked on top on each end.

4×4 pieces of wood then come in handy in making the bench come to life. With a little water sealant brushed on the 4x4s to protect it from a barrage of elements, the wood is good to go. Simply slip it into the holes of the cinder blocks for final placement and with that, the bench is complete. It’s that simple.

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