How to Make Rustic Garden Furniture
You can easily create a DIY rustic garden table, benches, and storage ottomans by upcycling old objects. Reclaimed wood, steel drums, wooden fruit crates, and a step ladder are some of the materials you can use. In addition to old materials, you can also purchase a DIY staple gun and start building rustic garden furniture today! Read on for some of our top DIY rustic garden ideas. And don’t forget to try them out!
Reclaimed wood is an excellent material for garden and patio furniture. Reclaimed wood is usually older than new wood and can contain pests, decay, and chemical contamination. The wood may be safer for use because it did not come from a factory. Reclaimed wood also has better quality than new wood, since it was harvested from old-growth trees. Longleaf pine, or heart pine, is one type of reclaimed wood that has a large center section. This heart section is dense, strong, and beautiful.
Reclaimed wood can be purchased online or from thrift stores and can be turned into a beautiful bench or storage ottoman. Before reusing wooden crates, make sure to clean them of any residue. If you aren’t confident using power tools, use a miter saw to create an angled shape for a chaise. You can also paint the wooden board with colorful wood paints and varnish to give it a vintage look.
Reclaimed steel drums
A rustic table and chairs set is an excellent way to use upcycled materials in your garden. These recycled steel drums can easily be repurposed for stools or for bar-style tables. You can even create a tabletop with mini seats for children. The paint-can seats look very cute if you add cushions. You can also upcycle an old wooden crate to get the same effect.
Steel drums can be used to make DIY garden furniture by painting them to protect them from rust. Then, you can add cushions to the seats to make them comfortable for you and your family to sit on. You can also use smaller steel drums as tables or chairs. Afterward, you can paint the drums to give them a vintage look. Make sure to paint the drums if you want to make them more decorative.
Repurposed wooden fruit crates
Recycled wooden fruit crates can be repurposed into a variety of useful furniture pieces. Recycled crates are perfect for benches, stools, planters, and more. Using spray paint that is suitable for the area in which you plan to use the furniture, you can create a shabby chic look. You can choose from a variety of colors and even add your favorite paint to personalize your project.
To make rustic garden furniture from repurposed crates, start by finding an old crate that you love. You can find crates from antique shops or even online. Or, if you have your own crate, you can DIY it by following instructions from the blog Lolly Jane. The crate will need sanding, so you can attach a plywood top. After sanding the wood, use a tack cloth to remove any dust.
Repurposed wooden step ladder
Repurposing a wooden step ladder for rustic garden furniture can create an interesting planter for your patio. The steps are long enough to hold potted plants, and you can even use the ladder as a shelf. For plants, simply place clematis vines under the steps. They will grow on the ladder’s shady roots, and the plant will climb it. You can also use the ladder to hold birdhouses and galvanized pails and watering cans.
If you want to create a rustic outdoor furniture piece that will add rustic charm to your home, a repurposed wooden step ladder will serve as the perfect piece. The ladder can be found at a local hardware store, antique shop, or even a garage sale. Whether you get your ladder from a local garage sale or auction, you can find a great piece for a garden or patio. Once you have found a wooden step ladder, you can paint it a bright color to match your decor. You can also use it as a bookcase or storage space for potting supplies.