Let’s take this old bike I bought at K-Mart years ago and make something useful from it. It’s been sitting out in the rain and the bike is all locked up anyway. ( Industrial Seat from a bicycle ( Upcycle )
I had my mountain bike sitting in the yard for years. The sun cooked it and the rain cooled it down for a good while. Long story short, The bike was weathered and rusty.
I’ve been making YouTube video’s for some time now. I was thinking about different projects I could take on, so I figured, I’d look this mess of a bike over.
I decided to take it apart and make a chair out of it. I cut the body up with an angle grinder.Then, I placed the front steering bar so it would straddled the soon to be chair. If you look at the pick, you’ll see what I mean. I welded those two parts together. The body which serves as the chair base and the front bar that use to have the wheel attached to it.. So, I needed some support for the chair. If I were to sit on it as is, It would not be properly balanced. I took a fence pipe, cut it in half and welded it to the base. That way the chair can’t wobble.
I did some light sanding but not too much to tell the truth. I then went and spray painted the body black. I also coated the painted metal with poly. For extra scratch protection and all that . The water based stuff, you know, it just dries quicker and we don’t what to make this a 3 day project.
So I took a 2x4x8 I found on the side of the road and chopped it up. I used dowels and sandwiched them together. This made a chunky board for me to cut a circle out of, to make the seat. I just sanded the top a little, added some stain and sealed it with poly. Next, I drilled out a hole on the bottom of the seat, so it could pop into the vertical pipe of the chair base.
I added a base plate from an electrical junction box. I used it for the underside of the seat. This was to give the top more stability when people plonk down on it.
So I screwed the plate and seat together and the Bicycle Chair was completed! It was such a great project to make. I reused materials that would have become trash. Check out the video over on my YouTube Channel or here and let me know what you think of this project.