How to recycle a chair in a vegetable garden


Let old furniture shine in new splendor or give it a whole new function – that’s exactly what the new myHOMEBOOK “Refurbished” series is all about! In the first episode, DIY and upcycling pro Thomas Klotz shows us what you can do with an old chair.

What to do with an old chair where the upholstery is broken and the wood is showing its age? That’s right, recycle! Because the furniture is too good to just throw away. Together with DIY expert Thomas Klotz from Berlin, we show in the new “Upholstered” series how to create completely new objects from old furniture. In the first episode, an old chair becomes a new garden chair. In the video we show you how it works!

Recycle a chair – what do you need for it?

To build a garden chair, you first need an old chair to recycle. How it looks is a matter of taste, but the older wooden models are particularly beautiful. You also need:


  • wooden board (bigger than the old seat cushion)
  • chalk paint
  • label signs
  • flower pot

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