DIY Outdoor Chairs

Steffi Wood
by Steffi Wood
5 Materials
$85
10 Hours
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Materials:





  1. (5) 2x4’s @ 8 feet (framing lumber)
  2. 2 inch brand nails
  3. 2 1/2" kreg screws
  4. Stainable wood filler
  5. Stain
  6. Cushions

Tools:





  1. Miter saw
  2. Tape Measure
  3. Electric Sander
  4. Table Saw
  5. Stain
  6. Nail gun
  7. Kreg jig
  8. Drill


Steps:


1. Using a miter saw:


Cut 4 pieces 24.5 inches (for the legs)

Cut 2 pieces 27 inches (for the arms)

Cut 14 pieces 24 inches (for the side pieces and back pieces and support pieces)


2. Use the Table saw to rip down:


Rip down 6 of the 24 in pieces to 1x3's


Rip down the rest of them to 2x3’s


3. SAND ALL THESE PIECES DOWN WITH ELECTRIC SANDER.


4. Use the Kreg Jig to make pocket holes:


Two pocket holes in 7 pieces. All the 24 inch 2x3's (these will basically make the frame of the chair)


5. Assemble the side framing pieces.

6. Add in the 3 1x3 slats on each side.

7. Attach the back pieces and the front bottom piece. Then add the supports at the bottom.


Once you are done you stain it and fill in the holes with wood filler. Then you can use a satin sealer to seal it.

Cushion size

Wayfair cushions

Each side of the chair

Trying to pick out a stain

Attaching the back part and the front part

Finished product

Suggested materials:
  • 2x3’s   (Lowes)
  • Stain   (Lowes)
  • Cushions   (Wayfair)
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  • For people who may not have a table saw to rip 2x4 down to smaller dimensions, lumberyards and big box stores sell 1x3 and 2x3. If not use 1x4 and 2x4. Much safer and less sanding than re-sawing even if you do have a table saw.

    Jerry(Carpenter from way back)

  • PAMELA PAMELA on Sep 15, 2020

    I LOVE THESE CHAIRS... CAN BE USED IN THE HOME! MAKE A DESK/ NIGHT STAND AND BED ON WOOD PLATFORM, WITH SIMILAR DESIGN.

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