How To Make a Folding Lawn Chair - DIY Woodworking Projects...

2 Materials
$80
6 Hours
Medium
This chair is a simple build, even if it does take a good amount of time to cut the different parts and drill the holes in all of them, all the pleasure is after... (when you have to assemble the all) 😉. This design kept my interest and I've decided to make one of them, I'm happy I did, because it turned out great! subscribe to MyATCtv Here!
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Here is a quick preview video of the build:

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Step 1:

Making The Cut

When making the cut, one thing to keep in mind is that you'll need to be very precise and cut them all according to the measurements. You can use a table saw or a circular saw or even a jig saw but here I have decided to use a miter saw. This design is fairly easy to adapt depending on our long our large you need it.

Step 2:

Rounding up the edges

In order to give nice feeling when seating on the chair, I am rounding up the edges here using a round over bit with a dewalt router. Note that I am repeating the same process on each of those slat.

Step 3:

Making the holes

Before inserting the Rope, I have creating the different holes with a diameter of 12 cm.(Feel free to take a look at the full video here to see more on this step)

Step 4:

Assembling

To assemble them you will previously need to prepare 4 Rope of 50 or 60 com long (Depending on your chair measurements) then insert each in each holes following the pattern of your design.

Step 5:

Take a seat

Now that we have one, We could make even a set of 4 and prepare the next summer on the balcony...

As mentioned in the video if you would like to add a dark cover you may want to consider the Frenchic Browning WAX from our sponsor Libibung.Here are is few photos of the finished product:

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  • Jeanette Jeanette on May 03, 2021

    Amazing, beautiful and inspiring wrapped up in a beautiful chair!!! Nicely done sir, nicely done.

  • Leslie Leslie on May 04, 2021

    Hi Mr. ATC, Another beautiful build. I have seen similar chairs for sale here in the States.

    What I wish you would do is to give the measurements of the parts as you used to in your earlier Hometalk builds. I am subscribed to your site but your videos for some reason have no info on measurements. Very Frustrating.

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