DIY: Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor Furniture, Patio, Outdoor

You could be an avid do-it-yourself fan or maybe it’s something you will try for the first time. There might be many reasons why you would like to create your own furniture which might be price or you have a special idea. In any event, you can be creative and do it yourself when it comes to making your own patio furniture.

You’ll have to decide what type of patio furniture you desire. In other words, will it be made of wood or metal? For wood, you won’t need too much skill, as hopefully you would have had some experience with woodwork in school or with your dad when you were young. For metal, you may expect a little bit of skill as the tools you will need are specialised.

If you opt for a metal framed patio set, then you’ll need to source the same sort of metal. This will assist you with the construction and the soldering process. With metal you’ll need to solder the pieces together so it may be sturdy. To begin the process you’ll have to measure the parts and cut them to size. Make sure that you measure twice to avoid any mishaps with the length of the parts. Place all of the parts in the order that you will join them. As soon as you are sure of every part’s positioning then start with soldering it together. Once the pieces are together and you’ve got all your patio seats, you can paint it the colour you desire. The metal patio set will prove to be hard and cold to sit on. For this you can just gauge the seating and back areas so that an upholsterer can make the cushions for you.

The wood option is typically more popular because it doesn’t rust and it’s a cheaper alternative to the metal. With pallet wood you don’t have to start from scratch. You may want to bring a glass top for a smooth surface. For the seats you will need to spend the pallet apart in order to piece the wood together to make it more sturdy. You’ll need a saw, hammer, nails and glue to achieve this. Again, make certain that you measure the length of the wood so that your patio chairs are all the exact same size and are symmetrical. If you’re delighted with the measurements, then glue and nail the wood pieces together. Gauge the seating and rear area. Send those measurements along with your choice of material to the furniture maker who will make it for you. That part you do not have to create yourself, because sewing the cushions can be somewhat tricky if you haven’t done it before.

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