- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
- Kreg Jig
- Hammer or Brad nailer
- 2 – 2×2 at 8’
- 1 – 1×4 at 8’
- 1 – 1×4 at 4’
- Half sheet of plywood
- 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
- 2-1/2” pocket hole screws
- Small nails or 1-1/4” brads
- Wood filler
- Wood glue
- Finishing Supplies
- 2 – 2×2 at 19-1/2” – Upper Back Legs
- 4 – 2×2 at 14” – Lower Back & Front Legs
- 1 – 2×2 at 22” – Back Frame
- 1 – 2×2 at 18” – Back Support
- 2 – 1×4 at 22” – Front & Back Aprons
- 2 – 1×4 at 23” – Sides
- 2 – 1×4 at 23-3/4” – Seat Supports
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 15” x 25” – Back
- 1 – ¾” plywood at 24-1/2” x 25” – Seat
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 back legs. In the upper back pieces, cut a 12 degree angle and one end only. This edge will attach to the lower back piece. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in the angled ends of the upper back piece so the pocket holes face the inside of the frame – there will be a left and a right piece. Secure the pieces as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the back frame. Drill pocket holes in each end of the piece and secure using glue and 1-1/2” pocket holes.
Cut the piece for the center back support. Cut a 12 degree angle in the bottom of the back support. Drill pocket holes in each end of this piece so they face toward the front of the chair. Secure with glue and 2-1/2” pocket holes.
Cut the piece for the back apron. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the frame with glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the front frame. Drill pocket holes in each end of the apron piece and secure to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The top of the aprons should be flush with the top of the legs.
Cut the pieces for the sides and seat supports. Drill pocket holes in each end and secure to the leg assemblies as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the seat. Attach to the chair frame with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the seat into the sides, aprons, and supports.
Cut the piece for the back. Attach to the back of the chair frame with the top flush with the top of the upper back frame using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the back into the legs, upper back, and center support.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School
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