Mar
19
2014
Project Details

By special reader request, the very fabulous Morris Chair! To construct your own cushions using foam, the measurements would be 20" x 24" x 2" for the back cushion and 20" x 24" x 4" for the seat cusion. All I have is spring and the outdoors on my mind, so I envision this might make a nice outdoor chair as well as a classic indoor chair. The original designer just may be rolling over in his grave at the moment, now that I mentioned that, but I believe in using things to their fullest so to heck with it all, ha! Xx... Rayan

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost

$50-$75

Dimensions
Tools
Lumber
  • 2 – ¾” dowel rods at 3’
  • 4 – caps to fit on the end of the dowels
  • 1 – 1x2 at 6’
  • 2 – 1x2 at 8’
  • 4 – 1x3 at 8’
  • 1 – 1x4 at 6’
  • 1 – 1x6 at 6’
  • 1 – 1x6 at 8’
  • 2 – 3x3 posts at 3’ (or make your own by laminating 2 – 2x4s together then squaring and ripping to size on the table saw)
Materials
Cut List
  • 2 – 1x6 at 25-5/16” – Back Legs
  • 2 – 3x3 posts at 27-1/4” – Front Legs
  • 2 – 1x4 (ripped to 3-1/4” wide) at 20” – Upper Side Frame
  • 2 – 1x6 at 20” – Lower Side Frame
  • 6 – 1x2 at 7” – Side Frame Spindles
  • 1 – 1x6 at 24” – Front Stretcher
  • 1 – 1x2 at 24” – Seat Frame Back
  • 1 – 1x2 at 22-1/2” – Seat Frame Front
  • 2 – 1x2 at 20-3/16” - Seat Frame Sides
  • 1 – 1x2 at 19-5/16” – Seat Frame Support
  • 2 – 1x4 at 33-3/4” – Arm Rests
  • 6 – 1x3 at 24” – Seat Slats
  • 2 – 1x2 at 24-1/2” – Back Frame
  • 6 – 1x3 at 22-1/2” – Back Frame Slats
  • 2 – ¾” dowel rods at 28” – Seat Pivot & Back Adjustment
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

There are several pieces that will have angles cut in the ends or bevels cut on the edges. It may be easiest to mark all of the pieces as they are cut.

Cut the pieces for the back legs, the side frames, the side spindles, and the front legs. The top of the back legs and the front legs will have a 5° angle cut in the top edge. The top frame pieces will be 1x3s that are ripped to 3-1/4” wide, then tapered to 1-1/2” at one end. The taper can be cut using a jigsaw or by using a tapering jig on the table saw. When drilling pocket holes in these two pieces, they will be treated as a right and a left – mark the pieces accordingly.

Using the ¾” paddle bit or hole saw, drill a hole in the back legs as indicated in the drawing. There will be a right piece and a left piece!

Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the upper frame pieces, the lower frame pieces, and the spindles. Assemble the frames as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The inside of the frames will be flush with the inside face of the front 3x3 legs. Don’t forget – there will be a right frame and a left frame!

Step 2

Cut the pieces for the front stretcher and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the end frames using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The inside face of the stretcher will be flush with the inside face of the front legs.

Step 3

Cut the pieces for the seat frame. The entire seat will slant to the back by 5°. The front and back pieces will have a 5° bevel cut along one long edge while the side and support frame pieces will have a 5° angle cut in each end. Drill pocket holes in each end of the front frame piece and the center support, then drill pocket holes in the back end only of the side frame pieces. There will be a right and a left side frame piece!

Assemble the frame as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Secure the frame to the lower side frame pieces and the front stretcher as shown – the front is located 2-1/4” down from the top of the front stretcher and 4” down from the top of the side stretcher. Secure in place using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws or brad nails.

Step 4

Cut the pieces for the arm rests. Secure to the front legs, back legs, and upper frame piece using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws or brad nails.

Step 5

Cut the pieces for the seat slats. Space them approximately 1” apart, then secure in place using glue and 1-1/4” countersunk screws or brad nails.

Step 6

 Cut the pieces for the back frame. Mark the radius in each end of the back frame pieces and cut using a jigsaw or a bandsaw. Mark the position for the holes, and cut them using a ¾” paddle bit or hole saw.

Cut the pieces for the back slats. Secure them to the back frame pieces using glue and 1-1/4” countersunk screws or brad nails. The upper hole (to adjust the position of the back) should fall in between slats.

Cut one of the ¾” dowel rods. Apply a coat of paste wax on the rod then thread through the hole in one back leg, through the lower holes in the back, and have it come out the hole in the opposite back leg. Glue a cap on each end of the rod so that it doesn’t slip or get pulled out.

Step 7

 The holes in the back legs to adjust the position of the back will be drilled last. They are not shown in the drawing because they have to be positioned in an arc.

To mark the holes, the back should go no farther forward than the front edge of the back leg (basically straight up and down). Mark through the upper hole in the back side frame. For the lowest reclining position, the back edge of the frame should not go any farther back than the back edge of the leg. The center position will be located somewhere in between the forward and back position. Drill the holes using a ¾” paddle bit or hole saw.

Cut the remaining ¾” dowel rod. Apply a coat of paste wax on the rod then thread through the hole in one back leg, through the upper holes in the back frame, and have it come out the hole in the opposite back leg. Glue a cap on ONE end of the rod so that it doesn’t slip or get pulled out – the other end will need to remain free for reclining adjustment.

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Disclaimer

// Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it. // Post may contain affiliate links

Mar
05
2014
Project Details

On Monday we posted plans for a Children's Two Tone Play Table, and today the most adorable chair to go along side it. I will definitely be building this set, I just can't quite decide who it will be for... the bird or the bug. Probably my older boy, but I'm not entirely sure of my vision for his space just yet.

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Dimensions
Tools
Lumber
  • 2 – 2x2 at 8’
  • 1 - 2’ x 2’ sheet of ¾” plywood
Materials
Cut List
  • 4 – 2x2 at 15-7/8” – Legs
  • 2 – 2x2 at 11-7/16” – Leg Frames (Top)
  • 2 – 2x2 at 9-5/16” – Leg Frames (Stretchers)
  • 2 – 2x2 at 11-1/2” – Upper Stretchers
  • 1 – 2x2 (ripped to 1-1/4” wide) at 11-1/2” – Lower Stretcher
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 7 x 11-1/2” – Back
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 11-1/2” x 12” - Seat
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

Cut the pieces for the leg frames. Cut 7° angles in each piece as shown. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in the top end of the leg pieces, as well as each end of the stretcher pieces. Attach the legs to the top piece using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws, then attach the stretchers using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Step 2

Cut the pieces for the upper and lower stretchers, and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the leg assemblies as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws. The lower stretcher is ripped to 1-1/4” wide so that it can be positioned on the leg perpendicular to the floor and not stick out past the angle of the legs.

Step 3

Cut the piece for the back. Mark the position for the slots (the center of the holes will be spaced at 5-1/2” on center) and cut a hole at each mark using a 1-1/2” paddle bit or hole saw. Draw a line (vertically) to connect each pair of holes, then cut along the lines with a jigsaw. Cut a 5° bevel in the lower edge of the back piece. This makes the back rest on the seat at an angle making for a comfortable seat!

Step 4

Cut the piece for the seat. Secure the back to the back edge of the seat using countersunk 1-1/2” screws. Position the seat on the frame so that approximately ¾” overlaps the front stretcher and the edge of the back is flush with the back of the arms. Secure in place using glue and countersunk 2-1/2” screws through the arms into the back. Use a few 1-1/4” brad nails to secure the seat to the stretchers.

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Kiddos 
Disclaimer

// Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it. // Post Contains Affiliate Links

Feb
19
2014
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On Monday I shared the plans for the sofa, and today the matching chair! That is pretty exciting my friends, and I feel like we can help usher in the warmer temps just by sending those positive springtime thoughts out into the universe, don't you? A little mind over matter, yeah? No? Well then, I suppose we will just have to settle for living the dream since it doesn't seem the weather is going to cooperate for many of you, any time soon.

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost

$50-$75

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
Lumber
  • 15 – 1x2 at 8’ (It may be cheaper to buy 5 – 1x6 at 8’ then rip them into 1x2 strips on the table saw)
  • 5 – 1x3 at 8’
  • 1 – 1x8 at 6’
  • 1 – 1x8 at 8’
  • 2 – 2x2 at 8’
  • 2 – 2x6 at 8’
  • 1 – 2x8 at 4’
  • 1 half sheet of ½” plywood
Materials
Cut List
  •  6- 2x6 (ripped to 5-1/2” wide) at 21-3/4” – Legs
  • 1 – 2x2 at 31-1/2” – Back Stretcher
  • 2 – 2x2 at 25-1/2” – Inner Back & Front Stretchers
  • 1 – 2x8 (ripped to 6” wide) at 34-1/2” – Upper Back
  • 3 – 2x2 at 23” – Seat Supports
  • 2 – 2x2 at 7-3/4” – Inner Side Slat Support
  • 1 – ½” plywood at 26” x 28-1/2” - Seat
  • 2 – 2x6 (ripped to 4-1/2” wide) at 23” – Arms
  • 1 – 1x3 at 25-1/2” – Inner Back Slat
  • 3 – 1x2 at 28-1/2” – Inner Back Slats
  • 2 – 1x3 at 23-3/4” – Inner Side Slats
  • 6 – 1x2 at 23-3/4” – Inner Side Slats
  • 4 – 1x3 at 30-1/2” – Side Slats
  • 18 – 1x2 at 30-1/2” – Side Slats
  • 3 – 1x3 at 36” – Back & Front Slats
  • 15 – 1x2 at 36” – Back & Front Slats
  • 2 – 1x3 at 6” – Upper Front Slats
  • 6 – 1x2 at 6” – Upper Front Slats
  • 2 – 1x8 (ripped to 6” wide at 32”) - Trim
  • 1 – 1x8 at 36” - Trim
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

Cut the pieces for two of the legs and the back stretcher. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the stretcher as well as the top edge and one long edge of each leg.(There will be a left and a right!) Assemble as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Step 1
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the remaining two back legs and drill pocket holes in the top edge only. Attach the inner back legs to the outer back legs (in an L shape) using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the inner back stretcher and the upper back. Drill pocket holes in each end of the stretcher then attach as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Attach the upper back piece to the legs using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 3

 Cut the pieces for the front legs and stretcher, and drill pocket holes in each end of the stretcher as well as the top edge only of the legs. Assemble as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the seat supports and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the front and inner back stretchers using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the inner slat supports and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the outer seat supports as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws. They will be positioned ¾” away from the inner back legs.

Step 4
Step 4
Step 5

Cut the piece for the seat. Cut the notches using a jigsaw, then secure to the seat supports using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 5
Step 5
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the arms and drill pocket holes at one end only. Position as shown, then secure using glue and 2-1/2” pocket holes.

Step 6
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the inner back slats. The 1x3 slat will be shorter than the 1x2 slats. Position the 1x3 slat between the inner back legs then secure in place using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. The 1x2s will be positioned between the inner back leg and the inner side slat support. Position the 1x2 slats with ½” spacing between them then secure using glue and countersunk 2” screws through the support into the slats.

Step 7
Step 8

Cut the pieces for the inner side slats. Position as shown with ½” spacing between them, then secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 8
Step 9

Cut the pieces for the outer side slats. Position as shown with ½” spacing between them, then secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 9
Step 10

Cut the pieces for the outer back slats. Position as shown with ½” spacing between them, then secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the front slats. Position as shown with ½” spacing between them, then secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 10
Step 10
Step 11

Cut the pieces for the trim. The back trim piece angles should be cut at 39 degrees and the side trim piece angles should be cut at 51 degrees, provided the chair is square! Cut each a piece a little longer than the dimensions and play with the angles if necessary!

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Knock Offs 
Disclaimer

**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you provide an adequate link back to the appropriate post! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it. //Posts may contain affiliate links

Feb
17
2014
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What do you think? Could you cozy up on this beauty come summer? Well, with a nice fluffy cushion or 12? I could... and honestly I'm craving spring and summer so very much right now that all I want to do is sit and stare at the sky and wish for warmer temps... while I'm bundled up in gloves and a scarf. But really I live in Northern California and so it's not really that cold and so clearly I'm a wimp. It's certainly nowhere near as chilly as it is for those of you in the midst of this snowpocalypse (am I spelling that right? eek).

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost

$50-$75

Dimensions
Dimensions for This Project
Tools
Lumber
  • 23 – 1x2 at 8’ (It may be cheaper to buy 8 – 1x6 at 8’ then rip them into 1x2 strips on the table saw)
  • 6 – 1x3 at 8’
  • 1 – 1x8 at 6’
  • 1 – 1x8 at 8’
  • 4 – 2x2 at 8’
  • 2 – 2x6 at 8’
  • 1 – 2x8 at 8’
  • 1 sheet of ½” plywood
Materials
Cut List
  • 6- 2x6 (ripped to 5-1/2” wide) at 21-3/4” – Legs
  • 1 – 2x2 at 77” – Back Stretcher
  • 9 – 2x2 at 12-1/2” – Support Legs
  • 2 – 2x2 at 71” – Inner Back & Front Stretchers
  • 1 – 2x8 (ripped to 6” wide) at 80” – Upper Back
  • 5 – 2x2 at 23” – Seat Supports
  • 2 – 2x2 at 7-3/4” – Inner Side Slat Support
  • 1 – ½” plywood at 26” x 74” - Seat
  • 2 – 2x6 (ripped to 4-1/2” wide) at 23” – Arms
  • 1 – 1x3 at 71” – Inner Back Slat
  • 3 – 1x2 at 74” – Inner Back Slats
  • 2 – 1x3 at 23-3/4” – Inner Side Slats
  • 6 – 1x2 at 23-3/4” – Inner Side Slats
  • 4 – 1x3 at 30-1/2” – Side Slats
  • 18 – 1x2 at 30-1/2” – Side Slats
  • 3 – 1x3 at 81-1/2” – Back & Front Slats
  • 15 – 1x2 at 81-1/2” – Back & Front Slats
  • 2 – 1x3 at 6” – Upper Front Slats
  • 6 – 1x2 at 6” – Upper Front Slats
  • 2 – 1x8 (ripped to 6” wide) at 32” - Trim
  • 1 – 1x8 at 81-1/2” - Trim
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

 Cut the pieces for two of the legs, three of the support legs,  and the back stretcher. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the stretcher as well as the top edge of the legs, and one long edge of the wider legs.(There will be a left and a right!) Assemble as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

 

Step 1
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the remaining two back leg and drill pocket holes in the top edge only. Attach the inner back legs to the outer back legs (in an L shape) using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for three of the support legs, inner back stretcher and the upper back. Drill pocket holes in each end of the stretcher and the top edge of the support legs, then attach as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Attach the upper back piece to the legs using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 3

 Cut the pieces for the front legs, front support legs, and stretcher, and drill pocket holes in each end of the stretcher as well as the top edge only of the legs. Assemble as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the seat supports and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the front and inner back stretchers using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the inner slat supports and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the outer seat supports as shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws. They will be positioned ¾” away from the inner back legs.

Step 4
Step 4
Step 5

Cut the piece for the seat. Cut the notches using a jigsaw, then secure to the seat supports using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 5
Step 5
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the arms and drill pocket holes at each end. Position as shown, then secure using glue and 2-1/2” pocket holes.

Step 6
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the inner back slats. The 1x3 slat will be shorter than the 1x2 slats. Position the 1x3 slat between the inner back legs then secure in place using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. The 1x2s will be positioned between the inner back leg and the inner side slat support. Position the 1x2 slats with ½” spacing between them then secure using glue and countersunk 2” screws through the support into the slats.

Step 7
Step 8

Cut the pieces for the inner side slats. Position as shown with ½” spacing between them, then secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 8
Step 9

Cut the pieces for the outer side slats. Position as shown with ½” spacing between them, then secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 9
Step 10

Cut the pieces for the outer back slats. Position as shown with ½” spacing between them, then secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the front slats. Position as shown with ½” spacing between them, then secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Step 10
Step 10
Step 11

Cut the pieces for the trim. The back trim piece angles should be cut at 39 degrees and the side trim piece angles should be cut at 51 degrees, provided the chair is square! Cut each a piece a little longer than the dimensions and play with the angles if necessary!

Finishing Instructions

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

Outdoor 
Disclaimer

**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you provide an adequate link back to the appropriate post! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it. // This post may contain affiliate links.

Jan
06
2014
Project Details

I'm excited to post our very first new plan on the new site! Squeal! I hope you have had a chance to visit the new digs and check things out. They are a bit different, but definitely better! While we enjoy our new surroundings, a fabulous chair might be a good addition to the pack and the perfect partner for some of our fabulous tables, like the Harcombe Table we posted a few days ago.

Showcase: Built From These PlansI am so honored each and every time one of you fine friends builds from these very plans! If you have built this piece, please take a moment and showcase your build! We are dying to see your fabulous hard work!

Estimated Cost

Under $25

Dimensions
Tools
  • Tape Measure
  • Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
  • Drill
  • Countersink Bit for Drill
  • Square
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad Nailer
Lumber
  • 1 – 1x3 at 8’
  • 1 – 1x6 at 2’
  • 1 – 2x2 at 4’
  • 1 – 2x4 at 8’
  • 1 – 2’ x 2’ sheet of ¾” plywood
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Edge banding for the plywood, optional
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 2 – 2x4 at 34” – Back Legs
  • 2 – 2x2 at 17-1/4” – Front Legs
  • 2 – 1x3 at 15-1/2” – Front & Back Aprons
  • 1 – 1x6 at 15-1/2” – Upper Back
  • 2 – 1x3 at 18” - Sides
  • 1 – 1x3 at 19” – Seat Support
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 18-1/2” x 21” – Seat
Instructions

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Step 1

 If using edge banding, it will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Cut the 2x4 pieces for the back legs. Draw the legs on the board according to the dimensions shown. Cut the legs out using a jigsaw or a bandsaw.

Step 2

 Cut the pieces for the upper back and the back apron. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the pieces. Position the pieces as shown (the upper back piece will follow the angle of the legs) and secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws locating the apron ¼” back from the outside face of the legs.

Step 3

Cut the pieces for the front legs and front apron. Cut the taper in the legs using a jigsaw, a bandsaw, or a tapering jig on the table saw. Drill pocket holes in each end of the apron piece, then secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws locating the apron ¼” back from the outside face of the legs.

Step 4

Cut the pieces for the sides and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the legs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws locating the pieces ¼” back from the outside face of the legs.

Step 5

Cut the piece for the seat support and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the front and back aprons as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 6

Cut the piece for the seat. Cut the notches using a jigsaw. Secure 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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Dec
10
2013
Project Image

This Chesapeake Bench was my first large project. The photo is not as good as I would like but I hope to add better ones at a later time.

It took about 2 weeks of and on to do it and is very sturdy. The brass hardware is there for 2 reasons 1) it takes the viewers eyes away from some of the errors and it compensates for were I misplaced a couple Pocket Screws which caused a portion of wood to come apart. As I was near the completion and weather was a factor to get it done (I don't have room in my house to paint large projects)

Estimated Cost 

$50 Canadian in wood not including screws and glue.

Length of Time 

2 weeks

Modifications 

Brass Angle brackets x 8 only 1 need but i used 8 for symmetry.

Lumber Used 

1 x 3 Framing Lumber

Finishing Technique 

Behr House & Fence Wood Stain (Oil-Latex Formula Self Priming)

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