Do you find yourself with extra rebar just laying around after a project? Do you also perhaps have a bit of skill with welding? Well, we have some awesome home projects that might just peak your interest. There are certainly more ideas out there than the ones on this list, so we just chose our favourite rebar welding projects, our top 10 if you will.
If you are unfamiliar with rebar and simply came to this article out of curiosity, firstly thank you, and secondly, rebar is the colloquial term for reinforcing steel bar. Rebar adds tensile strength to a structure that needs it for stability and durability, such as concrete buildings. Typically, it is used in the foundation of a building as well and can be found in many modern buildings around the world. For more on this please check out two previous articles titled: Overview of Rebar and Cement vs Concrete.
But for now, let’s jump into our 10 rebar welding projects to do at home.
01 Weld A Wall-Mount Hay Feeder
If you have a farm or a homestead with livestock that need hay in their diet, then you might want to consider a wall-mount hay feeder out of rebar. Rebar offcuts could be a great resource for your hay feeder or hay feeders, depending on how many animals you have. They work very well in the undercover areas for the animals and keep out the rain. Plus, they limit the animals getting into the hay themselves.
02 DIY Fireplace Grate
There is nothing quite like a fire in the evening to relax beside. Rebar has a high tolerance for heat and makes an excellent material for a home DIY fireplace grate. A simple square design is easy enough to put together for any beginner welder out there. Otherwise, you can try some hexagonal for a little bit of fun.
03 Make A Firewood Splitter – Kindling Splitter
A fire during the daytime can also be just as inviting. Especially now with winter on our doorstep. To ensure that you have a constant supply of kindling you should consider a firewood splitter for kindling pieces. It makes the process a little quicker and a little easier to complete. For more experienced individuals you can look at a bigger size for larger pieces to be prepared beforehand as well.
04 Rebar Welded Signs
This particular project will require some bending as well. You will want to use one or two bars as the base and then attached the letters made out of rebar to the bars. Be sure to add a spot for the wall mounting as well. This can be a really awesome decorative piece for a workshop.
05 Make A Coat Hook Hanger
Somewhere to hang coats or rain jackets and other bulky clothing can be very useful to have close to your entrance. Simple and elegant rebar hooks against the wall or with a backing made from wood or steel will give the entranceway a lovely industrial look without being overpowering. There are many types of hooks you can consider for this project.
06 Vegetable Trellis
One of my favourite things to do with rebar is made a trellis for all kinds of vegetables and fruits. Rebar is such that you can create specific trellis types that will work for all the different kind of climbing and bushing plants in your food garden. Creating an archway that doubles as a trellis is a great way to grow melons, cucumbers, and even tomatoes.
07 Industrial Style Wall Key Holder
For that little touch of an industrial vibe in your house you can consider a rebar style key holder for the wall. Again, this can be backed by wood or steel. Provides an excellent spot to keep your keys and an eye-catching piece with leftover materials.
08 Table Frame with a Glass Top
A small or medium-sized coffee table is another fantastic way to use some rebar. It can add a widely different dimension to your home décor. Here you can go with a simple rectangular or square design, which I would recommend for beginner welders. For more advanced welders you could try something with a triangular shape do add a bit more flair to the piece.
09 Rebar Dutch Oven Trivet
This is a favourite project. We all love to cook on the fire, in particular something like a potjie or even pot brood on the fire. A Dutch oven trivet is very easy to put together and offers a lot of practicality to your outdoor cooking experience. A must-have for all serious South African foodies.
10 Rebar Garden Stakes
Last but certainly not least in the world of rebar welding projects, we have the rebar garden stakes. Using rebar stakes and small steel name tags you can create long-lasting garden markers. This way you will never forget where you planted what.