DIY Whiskey Barrel Chairs


| 9/23/2013 10:00:00 AM


Tags: Outdoor Furniture, Whiskey Barrel, Weekend Project, DIY, Instructables,

This article was originally posted in Instructables and is reposted with permission from Ken Miner.

Sun and weather take a toll on outdoor furniture. I had four outdoor bar stools covered with plastic resin wicker that had cracked and split. I priced new outdoor bar stools at $75 and up. I figured I could renovate my old stools for about the price of a single new chair. The plastic wicker had to go, but the powder-coated steel frames still looked good. 

I repurposed an old whiskey barrel to provide all the material for the seats, backs and bracing. If you are even a little bit handy, possess basic woodworking skills, and have some ordinary tools, you can knock this out in a weekend. I wound up with great looking and very serviceable outdoor bar stools from a single half-barrel and a handful of screws.


Step 1: Remove Resin Plastic Wicker



I cut away the plastic wicker from the bar stool frames using a utility knife, taking care not to scratch the powder coating.

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