Easy to build, sturdy modern outdoor chairs for deck or patio – free plans by Ana-White.com
Not bad for $20 in lumber!
These chairs were so simple and easy to build!!! All just 2x lumber, right off the shelf!
I cut all my boards according to the cut list below using a compound miter saw. You could also use a circular saw and a square, or even have your local home improvement store cut your boards for you. Good straight end cuts are very important.
Then I attached the legs to the longer 2×6 boards, using 2-3/4” long deck screws. Notice the spacer in between the slats – it’s a scrap 1x that measures ¾” thick.
Here’s how it will look with both legs.
Then add the top armrest piece, and repeat for two arms (for one chair).
It’s ideal to have two people to assemble, but if you don’t, I used a board threaded between the slats to support my back boards while I attached. This is the most challenging step of the entire build.
Once the arms are attached to the back and front pieces, two cleats are screwed to the insides of the arms, and seat slats rest on top. TIP: For added comfort, consider installing the seat at a slight downward angle.
Now for the finish!
I’ve been using BEHR PREMIUM(R) Semi-Transparent Waterproofing Stain & Sealer for many years on many projects that you have seen on this blog.
It is my go-to exterior finish because it is easy to apply, easy to reapply, won’t crack or peel, and looks beautiful. It’s also reasonably priced, available at most Home Depots, comes in a variety of colors, with an easy soap and water cleanup. A no-brainer, really!
Turned out really well!
4 – 2×4 @ 8 feet long
4 – 2×6 @ 8 feet long
2-3/4″ self tapping deck screws
25″ x 25″ seat cushion (if smaller cushion, adjust plans to fit)
BEHR PREMIUM(R) Semi-Transparent Waterproofing Stain & Sealer
I recommend pefinishing boards before cutting.
Tape Measure, Speed Square, Pencil, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Drill, Circular Saw, Power Sander
CUT LIST PER ONE CHAIR
DESIGNED TO FIT 25″ x 25″ CUSHION
4 – 2×4 @ 22-1/4″ – Legs
6 – 2×6 @ 28-1/2″ – Side Slats
2 – 2×4 @ 31-1/2″ – Arm Rests
4 – 2×6 @ 25″ – Front and Back Slats
2 – 2×4 @ 25″ – Front Top Slat and Back Top
2 – 2×2 @ 25-1/2″ – Inside Cleat
5 – 2×4 @ 25″ – Seat Slats (can get away with just 4)
This chair was designed to fit a 25″ x 25″ seat cushion. If different sized cushions are used, adjust plans accordingly.
Use 2- 2-3/4″ or longer screws and exterior wood glue to attach legs to the longer 2×6 boards, with 3/4″ spacing in between. I used two screws per joint.
Step 2 Instructions:
Attach top with glue and 2-3/4″ screws.
Step 3 Instructions:
Attach front and back slats to arms to create the frame of the chair.
Step 4 Instructions:
Attach back top piece with screws and glue.
Step 5 Instructions:
Screw cleats to inside of chair, flush to bottom of the middle 2×6 side slat.
Step 6 Instructions:
Lay seat slats on cleats and screw down.
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Thank source Ana White : http://www.ana-white.com/2017/06/free_plans/modern-outdoor-chair-2x4s-and-2x6s