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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a Rustic Outdoor Chair

06.04.12 By //
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Easy to build and would look fabulous with the Toscana table as well as a variation of that table meant for outdoor use, that we will be posting tomorrow! yahoo… Allows for a cushion sized at 21x21x4.

Estimated Cost

$25-$50

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Hammer or Brad nailer
Lumber
  • 1 – 2×2 at 8’
  • 1 – 2×2 at 4′
  • 4 – 1×3 at 8’
  • 1 – scrap of 1×4 at 16”
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2” pocket hole screws
  • Small nails or 1-1/4” brads
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 2 – 2×2 at 18-1/2” – Upper Back Legs
  • 2 -2×2 at 17-1/4” – Lower Back Legs
  • 2 -2×2 at 13-1/4” – Front Legs
  • 7 – 1×3 at 18” – Back Slats & Front/Back Aprons
  • 2 – 1×3 at 19-1/2” – Side Aprons
  • 1 – 1×3 at 20-1/2” – Center Support
  • 6 – 1×3 at 16” – Seat Slats
  • 1 – 1×4 (ripped to 3”) – Back Seat Slat
  • 2 – 1×3 at 22-1/2” – Seat Sides
Instructions

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.

Step 1
Step 1
Step 1

Cut the pieces for the legs. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in the angled pieces to attach to the lower legs. Secure with glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 2
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the back slats. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end. The slats will be flush with the face of the upper back leg. Secure at the spacing indicated using glue and 1-1/4” pocket holes.

Cut the piece for the back apron. Secure the piece to the back legs at the measurement shown set back ¼” from the back face using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the front legs and apron. Drill pocket holes in each end of the piece for the apron and secure to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The apron will be set back ¼” from the front face of the legs.

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the side aprons. Drill pocket holes in each end and secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. They will be set back ¼” from the outside edge.

Cut the piece for the center support. Drill pocket holes in each end and secure in the center of the front/back aprons using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4
Step 4
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the seat. Cut 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” notches in the back of the longer pieces to allow for the legs. Drill pocket holes in each end of the seat slats and secure to the sides using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The 3” slat will be located in the back. Attach the seat to the frame using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Finishing Instructions

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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