Old tubes and planks from scaffolding are ideal for the use in homemade furniture.
A cheap and sturdy material for making furniture.
Though you might want to discuss it, the trend of garden furniture with scaffold materials has most likely started in the Netherlands. It may not be the correct to call the Dutch population cheap or greedy, but they are nevertheless people which are considered to be fairly carefull with their expenses. So it should be no surprise that many Dutchies decide to make their own garden furniture from recycled materials.
There are always a lot of scaffolding planks which have become unusable. Often you can find large piles of unused scaffold wood laying around on building sites. Therefore it is no surprise that some of the construction workers decided to take some of these old planks home. After all, after many years of use, these scaffold planks are no longer safe to walk on. But for the do it yourself enthousiasts these scaffold planks are still perfect to work with.
Nowadays a large part of Dutch garden furniture consists of tables, chairs and lounge benches made of scaffolding wood.
As a substitute for the old and weathered planks which derive from the scaffolds, many hobbyists have now started to make the garden furniture from new wood. This is a result of the good quality old scaffolding wood becoming scarce, due to the now very high demand.
Apart from the old and weathered scaffold planks, the scaffolding tubes can also be used to make furniture.
How can I finish my homemade scaffolding furniture?
White wash and Grey wash are common techniques for a nice finish and protection of this bench. Try the different painting methods on a piece of leftover wood, before painting the entire bench. Do not use a paint or varnish which builds up in layers if you use the lounge bench in your garden or outside.
The best products for scaffolding wood are water based penetrating products and wood preservation oils. Old style paints and varnish are likely to flake and bladder off after getting exposed to the weather.
You can use the old wood as well as the tubes from scaffolds to make your own furniture. The reclaimed scaffolding materials are ideal to make furnishing in an industrial style. Robust pipes and tube clamps are good to make strong frames. Boards from the scaffold have been in all weather conditions and therefore they have obtained a weathered look.
Construction drawings to make a tube chair from scaffolding pipes.
Chairs for inside or to use in the garden. Weatherproof furniture, made with materials from reclaimed scaffolding. Steel tubes and pipe clamps in combination with thick wood from the same scaffold. You can repurpose the tube chair parts if you are not happy with the result. Simply dismantle and recycle them in another furniture project.
Strong design for a cupboard, made with repurposed old scaffolding.
This is a very strong design to make a cupboard or chest with drawers. Its structure is firstly strong because it is made from solid wood, appoximately three centimeters thick. Furthermore the chest has a secondary frame , made from thick scaffolding tobes and tube clamps. Each of these constructions is already strong by itself. Continue reading “Cupboard with an external frame made from scaffolding pipes.”
Construction drawings for a homemade farmhouse table.
Free plans to construct tables from reclaimed wood. This table design is easy to make, even if you have never made furniture before. The materials for farmhouse tables are cheap and sometimes free. Reclaimed planks from scaffolding and free wood from pallets are ideal for this construction drawing. The tables can be used inside as well as outside on the terrace. Continue reading “Farmhouse table made from scaffolding boards.”
Woodworking plans to make a cascading planter with three levels.
These racks and cascading planter supports are ideal for small outdoor spaces. How to make these cascading gardens is very easy. Most designs consist of two A-frames with several shelves in between.
These are very easy construction examples for a multi level planter and hanging mini gardens. You can make these mini gardens from scaffolding planks and reclaimed lumber. Pallets are a bit thin for these home made planters. Thicker wood is specially required for the vertical A-frames which hold the plant rack together. Continue reading “Cascading planter on three levels.”
Space saving office desk made of scaffolding wood.
Only a few planks are needed to make a spacious desk which does not occupy a lot or room. Make this desk from scaffolding planks or reclaimed wood. Since you will be working at this desk you will have to sand the surface to a very smooth texture. Give the planks some protection like white wash or a two colored grey wash finish. Continue reading “Wall mounted desk construction example.”
Free construction drawings for a solid dining table.
In the first place this is a table which is very easy to make yourself. See how you can make a table in very short time. Shorten all the wood before you begin, then the assembly will be very quick and easy. All the planks are connected with selftapping screws. There is no need for complicated woodworking skills. First have a good look at the dining table construction plan, then shorten the wood and start with the assembly. Continue reading “Dining table construction plan for scaffolding planks.”
Construction plans for a simple wooden bench without backrest.
Super easy construction of a wooden bench. Use scaffolding planks or similar wood. The cheapest materials to make this garden bench are recycled planks from the scrapyard. You do not need to posess advanced carpentry skills. Woodworking with scaffolding planks is very easy and straightforward.
Woodworking plans for a corner bench made of scaffolding wood.
First of all, these wooden benches are made with a straight backrest. As a result of this model you will get a sturdy lounge bench which can be dismantled in two pieces. On the other hand, a slight disadvantage of this corner bench could be the need for cushions on seating and backrest. See more examples of these homemade wooden benches. Continue reading “Corner bench L-shape in lounge style.”
Free woodworking examples and plans how to make a low lounge table.
First of all, this scaffold wood lounge furniture is probably the easiest set of woodworking plans. Make your own tables, construct wooden benches and chairs from scaffolding planks. This wooden lounge table is part of a three piece furniture set. Good weather treatment makes these tables suitable for inside as well as outside. A woodsaw and an electric screwdriver are all that you will need for the construction of a sturdy homemade lounge set. As a result you do not need any special woodworking equipment. Continue reading “Lounge table woodworking plans.”
In this part of the instructions you will see how to make the seat for wooden garden chairs and benches. These lounge chairs are made from four panels, just like on the drawings for a wood garden bench.
The planks G plus L make the frontside of the chairs seating. This assembly adds strength to the chair seat, and it enhances its thickness.
You can place one or two supporting planks under the chair seat, as shown on the third construction drawing below. This reinforcement will be out of sight, and for that reason it is possible here to use some old recycled wood.
How to make a strong scaffold wood garden chair and benches in lounge style.
These homemade chairs are part of our free loungeset drawings to make your own garden furniture. Materials are old repurposed scaffolding planks plus some wooden slats for reinforcement and connecting of the planks. We have several examples of homemade furniture in the same stye as this scaffold wood garden chair. The lounge style is becoming very popular for use in gardens and patios.
How to make a backrest for lounge benches and chairs.
In this third part of our homemade lounge furniture tutorial we show you how to make the backrests. On this blueprint you see the backrest for a garden bench, but the backrest for lounge chairs are made in exactly the same way.
Step one for lounge benches and lounge chairs made of scaffold wood.
This step by step tutorial is equally suitable for as well a lounge bench as for lounge chairs. All of these plans for lounge furniture are made for the use of scaffolding wood. Obviously there are many other types of wood that are suitable for these do it yourself instructions. Homemade furniture can be made very cheap, that is why we mainly choose the cheap recycled planks from scaffolding.
Make your own lounge furniture for inside or the garden.
Sturdy home made garden furniture.
This is a very easy assembly system for homemade furniture. Make strong lounge furniture with boards from scaffolds. See how you can make chairs and benches with scaffolding wood as construction material. Luxurious wooden chairs and garden benches. Super easy and illustrated building instructions in six steps.