How to Turn a Bath Tub into a Chair

Don't throw your old steel bath tub and turn it into a new furniture piece!
Don’t throw your old steel bathtub and turn it into a new furniture piece!

A friend of mine wanted to open a resto-bar with an antique/vintage theme. As much as possible, he wants most of his furniture and decors to come from recycled or re-purposed materials.

Re-purposing is a great way to keep things out of the dump and to give your home or business a little décor boost. The task is often relatively quick and easy.  Best of all, re-purposing old junk allows you to turn what could have otherwise been junk into something useful.

It was with this in mind that we spent most of our time jumping from one junk shop to another. Although we had already purchased a few items, there were still a couple more missing. My friend wanted tabletops and chairs that would fit his theme.

While this may not be easy, the results are definitely worth all your time and effort.
While this may not be easy, the results are worth all your time and effort.

In every junk shop, the most commonly disregarded item is the steel bathtub. Thank goodness for the internet, we knew what to do. We found these discarded steel bathtubs can be converted into a chair. Let me tell you, it saved us a lot of bucks!

The good news is that you can also turn an old discarded steel bathtub into a chair. Although it’s not easy work, you’ll be satisfied with the result.


  • Old steel bathtub
  • Spray-on metal primer
  • Metal gloss paint
  • Bolts and nuts


  • Measuring tape
  • Ruler
  • Mini circular saw
  • Grinder
  • Welding machine
  • Vise grip

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