How to turn your 45 Gallon Drum into a Luxurious chair

Ever wondered how you turn your #45GallonDrum into a luxurious chair? In this blog we cover the main, basic steps of turning your steel drum into a chair. This way is perfect for the quirky, stylish type of person who loves DIY.


  • 45 Gallon Drum
  • Metal/Enamel Paint
  • Wooden Brackets (feet)
  • Screws
  • Glue
  • Fabric Binding
  • Foam Inset
  • Fabric
  • Rivets/Studs


  • Angle Grinder
  • Sander
  • Drill
  • Spray Gun
  • Paint Brush (optional)
  • Screwdriver

This Youtube video, by Pe.Sho doesn’t show a step-by-step guide of how to build the seat, but if gives you an idea of the main steps towards the creation.


Green Tight Head Drum

Reconditioned 45 Gallon Tight Head Drum

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