Recently we remodeled our deck and wanted patio furniture. I'm sure you know, it's super expensive! So we decided to make our own. We found Ana White's 'Modern Deck Chair' plan and built our chairs exactly as she explained (those plans can be found via Pinterest). They turned out beautifully and we love them!
The original chair plans had a super low back....which we loved the look of, but they were not comfortable for us. We want chairs we can lounge and relax in. So, we decided to create a higher backrest and this is how we made our chairs more functional for us.