Vaho have come up with a good solution. Converted into lounge chairs, the Silla Bidon Oil Drum Chair features upholstered leather seats and retains some remnants of its old life as a barrel. The unique seat makes an interesting conversation piece whether in your workshop or living room.
A cozy, functional, recycled work of art. This bench is made of an upcycled 55 gallon drum lined with recycled bike tubes. The seat and base are fabricated from recycled wood from a deck, the drink holder is made from bike chain rings balanced by a bike pedal. ($760, includes shipping)
Outdoor bench made from upcycled oil drum (from student competition at London Architecture Festival 2012). I'd love to try this! How about making the slats removable, then it could double as a barbeque grill?