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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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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