Build a Porch Hanging Chair from a Repurposed Wooden Baby Crib

Edited by Shalom, Robbi, Lynn, Eng and 2 others

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Want to have a hanging chair on your porch without spending too much money? Here are some ways to do it using an old children's crib.


  • First, you will be needing an old crib, thick rope, a hammer, some nails, paint and a paintbrush.
  • Dismantle some of the parts of the crib. Remove one long side of it and its four feet or stand. Make it look like a chair with no feet or stand.
  • Paint it the way you want it. Using your paintbrush to make a design on the chair and make it look creative.
  • Dry the paint for 5-10 minutes.
  • After the paint dries, tie the rope on both sides. Then find a good spot where you will want to hang it. Put a nail in so you can tie the rope. Tie the rope very well to make sure it is secure and safe.
  • Now you have your new hanging chair. Easy and creative!


  • When you tie the rope to hang your chair, make sure it is tight, secure and safe in order to avoid accidents.
  • If you have children in the house, educate them on how to use it properly. Make sure they know that it is not good if they will be stepping onto it or jumping from it. It is also advisable that you position your hanging chair in an area where your children don't usually play at.
  • Avoid putting it in areas where there are nearby hazards, such as tables, big pots, pavements, and the like. It is best to keep the area surrounding it clear. This will prevent further risks in case there are accidents when using your hanging chair.
  • Pay extra attention to the strength of the rope that you will use to hang it. If your baby crib is rather heavy, avoid using substandard materials for the rope as that can easily lead to accidents.
  • There are certain types of baby cribs which can only hold a certain weight. Some of them are intended to carry babies only, which are usually not more than 20 pounds. Consider this accordingly.
  • Depending on the type of wood that your baby crib is made of, you may want to consider where it is best to be situated. For example, there are certain types of wood which are not advisable to receive too much rainfall. In which case, avoid putting them on exposed areas. You may just want to put it into your porch.
  • Keep in mind that repurposing certain items at home is really good. Not only does it boost your creativity, it also helps you to save and keep some of your valued possessions which can't be used for their original purpose anymore. However, if the material of your target items for repurposing is already damaged or something that can't be saved anymore, it won't hurt to let go instead of risking the safety of your family members.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.


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Categories : Repurposing Crafts

Recent edits by: Christine dela Cruz, Eng, Lynn

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