Creative Upcycled Tractor Seat Bar Stool

Upcycled Tractor Seat Bar Stool
Upcycled Tractor Seat Bar Stool

Are you a fan of industrial home design? Then here’s a furniture idea you’re going to like! Do you have an old tractor seat that you’re looking to repurpose? There are a few different ways that you can go about doing this.

Tractor Seat Bar Stools
Photo Credit: Lance Hagman

Yup, you guessed it – bar stools made from old tractor seats! These bar stools are made from old tractor seats, giving them a unique and rustic look. They’re perfect for any farmhouse-style kitchen or home bar.

This furniture design makes for an attractive feature both inside and outside the house. You can use them as kitchen counter stools or as outdoor seating on the patio or in the backyard. They are made of durable materials that can withstand the elements, and they add a touch of style to any space.

You can use any base for the Tractor Seat Bar Stool that you desire, from old wheel rims, milk jugs and other scrap metal to timber frames. With a little creativity, you can upcycle any of these materials into a stylish and sturdy stool for your home.

Paint them any way you like (with a rusty finish or bright colours), and they will surely be a conversation starter, regardless!

There are a few reasons why tractor seats are ideal for transforming into a stool. First, they are usually made from durable materials that can withstand a lot of weight. This is important because you don’t want your stool collapsing under you while you’re trying to use it.

Second, the seats are usually large and comfortable, making them perfect for sitting on for extended periods of time. Finally, many tractor seats come with adjustable height settings, so you can customize the stool to your own needs.

Got room for these stylish tractor seat bar stools in your home?

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Materials needed:

  • Old tractor seat
  • Angle bar (or other materials for the stool legs)
  • Screw
  • Seal
  • Lack Paint
  • Citric Acid (to derust)
  • Bolt with Nuts


  • Grinder
  • Sander (with wire sander wheel cup brush)
  • Drill
  • Paintbrush
  • Wrench (same size as the nuts of course)


In order to begin this project, you will need to cut off the bottom of the tractor seat so that it can be mounted to something else. To do this, you can use a grinder. This process may take some time, so be patient and take care not to damage the seat.

Once the bottom of the seat is cut off, you can de-rusting the seat. There are a lot of ways to de-rust but what I did was soak it in water mixed with citric acid for 24 hours. Then dry and sand them using a wire sander wheel cup brush. Clean the seat properly before painting them.

If you’re planning on painting your metal surface with high-gloss paint, you’ll first need to apply a rust primer. This will help to prevent the formation of rust and ensure that your paint job looks its best. Once the primer is dry, you can then apply your chosen paint colour. In my case, I used 2 coats of black paint.

Now that you have painted your seat, you can attach it to the legs of your stool. This will complete your bar stool and allow you to use it for sitting. Make sure to choose the right materials for the legs of your stool so that it can support your weight properly.

In our gallery are various materials used as legs of the tractor seat that were transformed into a bar stool, you can check them for inspiration.

Thanks to The Swedish Maker for this wonderful project. You can also check this video for a step-by-step tutorial here.



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