How To Make a Chair Bench

chair bench

When I quit teaching, I had two rickety old chairs that I couldn’t part with.  I got them 12 years earlier when I was a new teacher, and they’d moved to 5 new classrooms at various schools over those 12 years.  I couldn’t part with them, yet I had no place to use them or any reason to use them in our house.  They sat in our garage, topped with piles of other things we didn’t need,  for years and years.  Then, the other half of my creativeness, Mr. RTSTH suggested we make a bench out of the chairs. 

Let’s show you how to make a chair bench with a few wood planks and some wood screws! 



We took the padding off the chairs and cut the wood planks at an angle using a circular saw.  

We used wood screws to attach the planks to the base of the chair seat. 




chair bench


Seriously, such an easy project and now it sits on my front porch, where everyday I can remember all the little ones who used to sit on those chairs in the reading nook in my classroom!  Such great memories!

There are so many things you can do with old chairs, why not learn how to make a chair bench?  If you do, I’d love to see your projects below!

8 thoughts on “How To Make a Chair Bench

  1. Where did you get the Chevron pattern fabric?? I have the same fabric as the pillow on the left and have been looking for something to match it. I got so excited when I saw your bench on Pinterest!!!

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