17 Creative Ways to Recycle Old Chairs, Wood and More

Remodeling your home? Before you haul the old stuff into the dumpster, check out these crafty ideas that turn "junk" into gems (18 Photos)

Amy Zerello on Jan 1, 2013 at 11:17AM

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17 Creative Ways to Recycle Old Chairs, Wood and More


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Damaged Chairs

Scrap or salvage? Old and imperfect chairs need not become instant candidates for the dumpster. If there’s damage to the legs, but the back is in decent condition, you can have it repaired or repurpose the piece.

How to reuse them: “Chairs are one thing I see out on the curb a lot,” writes Cristin Frank of Eve of Reduction. Frank transformed a discarded chair into a scarf rack by using a jigsaw to separate the back from the seat. A little sanding, drilling and hardware installation turned what could have been junk into a stylish, one-of-a-kind storage solution.

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