How to Cast a Concrete Patio Chair

Durable seating is a must outdoors — and it doesn’t get much more durable than a concrete chair!

Nothing makes a home’s outdoor space feel comfortable and inviting like furniture does.

But Mother Nature is pretty unpredictable! Sunny days can turn into rainy nights. The same clear skies last week can produce hail and snow this week.

So durable outdoor furniture that can face the elements and stand the test of time is a must.

And that furniture doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg!

Our friends at Quikrete share a great DIY project to prove the point. It involves casting a concrete mold from a cheap plastic chair. The results will last for generations!

Want to make your own concrete chair on a budget? First, here’s what you’ll need for this project:

Shopping list

  • Quikrete Concrete Mix
  • Quikrete Liquid Cement Color (optional)
  • Plastic Chair
  • Duct Tape
  • Magazines (if needed)
  • Glue sticks
  • Glue Gun
  • Blocks of wood
  • Wooden Dowel
  • Anchor Bolts
  • Water Bottles
  • Scissors
  • Wrenches
  • Screwdrivers
  • Circular Saw (optional)
  • Angle Grinder with a flat disc
  • Waterproof Gloves
  • Safety Glasses

Now, on to the step-by-step guide!


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Backed by his 40-year remodeling career, Danny served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s The Early Show and The Weather Channel for more than a decade. His extensive hands-on experience and understanding of the industry make him the go-to source for all things having to do with the home – from advice on simple repairs, to complete remodels, to helping homeowners prepare their homes for extreme weather and seasons.

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