Simple White Outdoor Chair
Free Do it yourself woodworking plans to build a Restoration Hardware inspired Outdoor Chair, from the Nantucket Collection. Features relaxed modern styling, comfy reclined seat, and solid wood construction. These free step by step plans use standard dimensional boards and are designed for the beginning woodworker.
2 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
2 - 2x6 @ 8 feet or stud length
1 - 2x4 @ 8 feet or stud length
1 - 1x4 @ 4 feet long
1 - 1x6 @ 4 feet long
4 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
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 - 2x2 @ 34" (Arm rests)
4 - 2x2 @ 22" (Legs)
2 - 2x6 @ 31" (Side Aprons)
2 - 2x6 @ 24" (Front/Back Aprons)
2 - 2x4 @ 24" (Back/Seat Supports)
1 - 2x2 @ 24" (Front Cleat)
2 - 1x2 @ 24" (Front/Back Trim)
2 - 1x2 @ 31" (Side Trim)
6 - 1x3 @ 25" (Seat Slats)
2 - 1x2 @ 16 1/4" (Back Slats - Ends)
4 - 1x3 @ 16 1/4" (Back Slats - Middle)
1 - 1x4 @ 24"
1 - 1x6 @ 24"
You will need to build two arms. This is too easy, just build as shown above. Use the Kreg Jig set for 1 1/2" stock and 2 1/2" pocket hole screws.
With the two legs done, join with front and back aprons. You of course would want to place pocket holes to the insides.
Now the 2x4s. The back goes in place flush to the top back outside corner and top. The bottom seat support is flush to the bottom of the side aprons, 23 1/2" from the inside of the front apron. I used pocket holes set for 1 1/2" stock, 2 1/2" screws and glue.
This cleat holds the slats. Place down 1/4" from top, screw in place with 2 1/2" screws and wood glue.
A little trim out goes a long way to making things pretty! I just nailed these down with my nailer and 2" finish nails - and glue of course!
Slats go down . . . I nailed mine, you can screw yours if that works better for you. Just leave a little gap on the ends for water drainage.
Now the back. Set your pocket hole jig for 3/4" stock and drill the pocket holes in rails. Then mark top and bottom boards and attach. You can round the top corners if you so desire.
Now the fun part! Position in chair as shown above and screw down.