Do you feel that something is missing in your garden? Something unique, attractive, but easily to integrate in your garden’s decor? If you do, maybe you should start thinking of making a grass armchair.
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A grass armchair offers you a great way to enjoy in a comfortable and naturally way the interaction with nature.The purpose of this article is to inspire you and offer you some guidance in making a grass armchair with low costs.
How to do it
The main element in a construction of a grass armchair is the support. According to it , you can do any type of grass furniture you wish. For minimum costs you can use all kind of recycled supports. You can use old pieces of furniture, or other abandoned things.
We have found on instructables.com a very ingenious idea on how to make a great armchair by recycling a shopping cart. Below you will find the basic steps.
1. Remove all extra pieces
Some shopping carts have some plastic guards on the corners, or handle bars. You have to remove all these pieces.
2. Make the first cuts
Using bolt cutters cut and free the front most wire panel from the rest of the cage only in the lateral sides. The bottom of the panel remains attached by the rest of the shopping cart. This will be a great support for the future grass armchair.
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3. Make the first set of bends
With both hands the front panel must be bent until it forms a 90 degree angle with the bottom of the cage. For this step you have to use protective gloves. Also you must know that is wrong to over bend, or stress the metal.
4. Remove the front wheels and the rear wheel brackets
The front wheels can be removed by using any kind of wrench you have. The rear wheel brackets can be cut using a Dremel tool. Use a dust mask and safety goggles to avoid the sparks.
5. Make the arm rests
Use again the bolt cutters to free the both side panels from the rest of the cart. The sides will be cut just at the first two metal rows. The bottom part of each side panels will still be attached by the rest of the shopping cart.
To bend the side panels you should use a piece of PVC pipe or other solid cylindrical object. With the help of a crowbar you will get the steel into place and around the PVC pipe.
The final look will be like in the picture above.
Following these steps you will create an ingenuous support for your future grass armchair. After you finish the support you have to place it in the garden. You have to think very well where would you like a grass armchair in your garden.
Finally, all you have to do is to buy some turf and fitted it like a garment all over the armchair.
If you don’t like working so much to make a grass armchair you just simple can use old furniture and fill it with soil and seed it with grass.
Although a grass armchair requires some effort, the results are simply wonderful. What do you think of creating a grass armchair by your own hands?
Vintage grass chair. Photo source: twokitties.typepad
Table and chairs fitted with grass. Photo source: sydneynearlydailyphot
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