Modern Outdoor Chairs with modifications

Submitted by oconnorcyn on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 15:06

After renovating our screen porch at the onset of Covid, I searched online for an indoor patio furniture. As you probably guessed , with my limited budget, I couldn't find "affordable" and "quality" in one product . ALAS! Ana White's website and her Modern Chair Plans appears in my search. After reviewing her easy to use plans, my husband and I were confident we could tackle the project. With a few modifications, we are very pleased with results. Modifications: Added one additional 2 x 6 providing a higher backrest ; increased the chair height 3"(for us, making it easier to get in and out of the chair); and, used dowel rods to fill screw holes. Also with the extra leftover material, my husband made ottomans that under the chair for easy storage.

We love the results and use them daily! Thank you Ana for sharing your plans!

Estimated Cost
$40 per chair
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
#2 grade kiln dried pine
Finish Used
Chair frame: Color / Shou sugi ban: wood-burning techniques
Chair slats: Espresso color stain
Chairs were sealed with Danish Oil (medium for frame / natural for slats). Chairs will be used in a screen porch protected from the weather.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner