First time builder....

Submitted by Belle on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 05:35

After finding Ana's plans on how to make these outdoor chairs we decided to give it ago one long weekend. The plans are easy to follow and the end result is the most comfortable chairs, we've spent hours relaxing in them. It took 4 hours to make two chairs and the rest of the weekend painting them. The only thing that I would have done differently is to paint the wood prior to assembling the chairs. My partner then decided to use the left over wood to make a matching table (not shown)

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Finish Used
We primed the chair and then used Cuprinal Silver Birch
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Fri, 05/30/2014 - 15:41

I made this chair too. I was looking at others to get ideas about what kind of cushions to buy. I really like yours.

In reply to by Debbie440


Thu, 06/05/2014 - 09:01

I hand made the cushions, had to dust off the sewing machine. The foam and the fabric were more expensive to buy than all the wood. We're going to make the two seater sofa next and I'm going to buy pre-made, it's not the same but we live in an isolated area with limited shopping..