Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a PB Inspired Chesapeake Daybed
We have had the most phenomenal week of outdoor furniture plans to kick off this Memorial Day Weekend, and why not let it roll? We jump back to one of our most favorite collections here at TDC, the Chesapeake Collection with an amazing daybed! Squeal....
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Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
Hammer or Brad nailer
16 - 1x3 at 8’
2 – 2x6 at 6’
1-1/4” pocket hole screws
2” pocket hole screws
1-1/4” brad nails
Countersink bit for drill
4 – 2x6 at 31” – Legs
2 – 1x3 at 38” – Side Aprons
2 – 1x3 at 77-1/2” – Side Aprons
2 – 1x3 at 77-1/2” (ripped to 1-3/4” wide) – Supports
2 – 1x3 at 80” (ripped to 1-3/4” wide) - Supports
8 – 1x3 at 38” – Side Slats
13 – 1x3 at 39-1/2” - Slats
Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the
GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.
Cut the pieces for the legs according to the diagram. A circular saw may be the easiest way to do it but a jigsaw will be needed to cut out the straight section on the back of the legs.
Cut the pieces for the aprons. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end. The longer aprons will be flush with the face of the legs while the shorter aprons will be set 1-1/4” back from the inside edge. Secure to the legs using glue and 2” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the supports. Drill pocket holes in each end of the longer boards. Secure to the frame at the spacing indicated ¾” down from the top of the aprons (the bottom will be flush with the apron) using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The shorter pieces will be attached to the longer side aprons using glue and 1-1/4” countersunk screws. They will also be located ¾” down from the top of the apron with the bottoms flush.
Cut the pieces for the side slats. Drill pocket holes in each end. The top slat will be located ½” down from the top of the leg and ¼” from the inside edge. Attach the side slats following the inside angle with 1” spacing in between using glue and 2” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the seat slats. They will be attached to the supports using glue and 1-1/4” countersunk screws. The end slats will be located 1-1/2” from the legs while the remaining slats will be spaced 3-1/2” apart.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my
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