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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a West Elm Inspired Degraw Chair. We have a special treat today friends with plans for this beauty Cher-Ann built! That periwinkle color is pretty much to die for! If you are interested in a little tutorial on stenciling your builds, head on over to her and check it out! Xx...Rayan

Dimensions for This Project
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig 
  • 1 – 2x6 at 8’
  • 1 – 2x2 at 4’
  • 1 – 1x4 at 6’
  • 1 – 1x3 at 6’
  • 1 – 2’ x 2’ sheet of ¾” plywood
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” screws
  • Edge banding, optional
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 2 – 2x6 at 40” – Back Legs
  • 2 – 1x3 at 15” – Front & Back Stretchers
  • 4 – 1x4 at 15” – Back Slats
  • 2 – 2x2 at 17-3/4” – Front Legs
  • 2 – 1x3 at 17” – Side Stretchers
  • 4 – 1x2 cut with 45 deg miters at each end for seat supports – random length
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 18” x 20” - 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.

Step 1
Step 1
Step 1

Cut the pieces for the back legs. Cut the angles as shown using a jigsaw or bandsaw. Cut the pieces for the back slats and stretcher. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes at each end. Position the pieces on the legs as shown and secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The front face of the slats will be flush with the front face of the legs. The stretcher will be positioned ¼” back from the outside edge of the legs.

Step 2
Step 2

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

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the side stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end and secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the seat supports. They can be any length with 45 degree miters at each end. Drill pocket holes in each mitered end (not shown in the drawing) and secure to the corners of the frame using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 5
Step 5
Step 5

Cut the piece for the seat. Cut the notches with a jigsaw and apply edge banding if being used. Secure to the chair frame using 1-1/4” screws through the underside of the supports into the bottom of the seat.

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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