Bristol Outdoor Lounge Chair
Free plans to build outdoor lounge chair inspired by Restoration Hardware Belvedere Chair.
1 - 1x8 @ 10 feet long
6 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
1 - 2x2 @ 6 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 - 1x8 @ 24 1/2"
2 - 1x4 @ 9 1/4"
2 - 1x4 @ 21"
2 - 1x8 @ 28 1/4"
4 - 1x3 @ 2" (You can use 1x4 scraps as well)
2 - 1x4 @ 22 3/4" (longest point, one end cut at 15 degree bevel - see diagram)
5 - 1x4 @ 24 1/2"
2 - 1x4 @ 32 3/8" (longest point, one end cut at 15 degree bevel - see diagram)
2 - 2x2 @ 28 1/4"
7 - 1x4 @ 30"
Build the back as shown above. Clamp joints for the smoothest joint.
Build front frame as you did the back.
Now attach the front and back to create the seat box.
Fill in the legs to make them look like full legs.
Now build the back as shown in diagram. Remember the bottom is angled to create a back angle for the chair.
Now attach the back. For sure, it's going to be flimsy at this point.
The arms will support considerably.
Attach cleats. You can also angle cleats downward and backward for an inclinded seat - some prefer for comfort.
Finally, just add seat slats and cushions!