Single Lounger for the Simple Modern Outdoor Collection
Single lounger for the Simple Modern Outdoor Collection. Features simple prop-up back with adjustable positions.
9 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - set of hinges less than 1 1/2" wide
1 - set of 3" hinges
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
2 - 1x4 @ 74 1/2" (Frame Sides)
5 - 1x4 @ 19" (Frame Joists)
5 - 1x4 @ 51" (Deck Boards)
2 - 1x4 @ 76" (Deck Boards - Sides)
4 - 1x4 @ 11 1/4" (Legs)
2 - 1x2 @ 23 1/2" (Cleats)
5 - 1x4 @ 25" (Deck Boards - Back - Cut from main deck boards to match patterns)
3 - 2x2 @ 17 1/2" (Back Supports)
2 - 2x2 @ 9 1/4" (Prop Up Supports)
1 - 1x2 @ 18 3/4" (Prop Up Base)
1x2 Scraps for the Stops
To build this lounger, you can either use the Kreg Jig (pocket hole recommendations shown above) or tradditional screws and nails. If you do use the Kreg Jig, it is recommended that you drill all pocket holes prior to building, and that you set your Kreg Jig for 3/4" stock and use 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.
Build the frame as shown above, using either 2" screws countersunk or the Kreg Jig. Make sure that the frame is very square.
Attach the decking boards as shown above. Use either the Kreg Jig or 2" finish nails and glue, nailing into the frame joists. Notice that the decking does not cover the sides of the frame. You can click on any diagram for a larger view.
Now the decking. Nail or Kreg Jig it to the frame as shown above.
And add the legs. The legs should be attached to both the frame and the side decking.
The cleats should sit flush to the bottom of the frame as shown above. Use 1 1/4" finish nails and glue to secure.
Build the back as shown above. Use 2" screws to screw through the 2x2s into the backs of the decking to hide holes. It is a good idea to make sure the back properly fits inside the lounger before using glue or attaching all screws.
Attach the back with the 3" hinges as shown above. Make sure that the back properly fits inside the opening and fully closes.
Build the prop up as shown above, and attach to the back with the 1 1/2" hinges. Test to make sure the back still fully closes.
Now take some of the 1x2 scraps and create stops as shown above to hold the prop up in place. You can space these at any desired location.