Upcycled wooden chair wardrobe

A picture of two wooden chairs mounted to a blue wall used as a wardrobe
A great way to upcycle your old wooden chairs

  • Difficulty
    medium
  • Cost
    < 50 £
  • Duration
    1-3 h

Introduction

Following our upcycling trend, turn your old wooden chairs into a stylish wardrobe. This warobe is perfect at keeping clothes off your bedroom floor. Just follow our simple step-by-step guide to create your own.

You need
Utilities
  • safety glasses
  • screw clamps
Materials
  • wooden chairs
  • roughly sawn slat (length depending on width of seat)
  • wood screws
  • wall plugs
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter

Let's go - step by step

Step 1 4

Getting started

A picture of all the materials needed to create a chair wardrobe
Here's everything you need
A picture of someone meauring out a straight line on a wooden chair
Draw out a straight line

You need: pencil, wooden chair, wooden slat

First, use a pencil and a wooden slat to mark up a line on the chair for sawing. Try to ensure that it is as straight as possible.

Step 2 4

Sawing the chair to size

A picture of someone setting the cutting depth for the cordless circular saw
Set the desired cutting depth before sawing

You need: Cordless circular saw

Secure the chair with screw clamps and use a cordless circular saw to cut along the marked edge. Make sure to set the desired cutting depth needed and position the saw on the outer edge. If the height of the seat exceeds the maximum cutting depth of the cordless circular saw, the surface has to be sawn through all the way around on three sides. Lastly, saw the wooden slat which will later be used as the wall holder so that it matches the chair width.

Step 3 4

Sanding down the chair

A picture of someone using a sanding roller to sand down the wooden chair
Use a sanding roller to sand down the chair

You need: Sanders

Use a sanding roller to sand down the sawn edges until they are smooth and sleek.

Step 4 4

Mounting the chair to the wall

A picture of someone mouting the chair wardrobe to the blue wall
Now mount the chair to the wall

You need: wall plugs, screws

Start by fixing the wooden slat to the wall using the wall plugs and screws. Then place the chair on the slat. Depending on the shape of the chair, you can now screw the side edges of the seat to the slat on the left and right or, if there are no side edges, fix the seat to the wooden slat directly from above. Your chair wardobe is now complete.