Jul
06
2016
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
Project Details

Just as promised, here is the newest addition to our new outdoor collection. This Outdoor Slatted Armchair pairs perfectly with the Outdoor Slatted Loveseat. Go ahead and plan that big end of summer party - we have you covered!

This plan was custom made to fit these fabulous cushions with a smattering of these for the back! You can also buy this combo set if you prefer. Cushions have a way of being super expensive, so we took the chore out of this task and designed the piece to fit them perfectly. A great price and gorgeous color selection - hard to beat!

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

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-$100
Dimensions
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
Tools

SHOP THIS PLAN //

Lumber
  • 8 – 1x2 at 8’
  • 3 – 2x2 at 8’
Materials
Cut List

4 – 2x2 at 24-3/4” – Legs
4 – 2x2 at 27-1/4” – Side Tops and Bottoms
12 – 1x2 at 27-1/4” – Side Slats
2 – 2x2 at 24” – Back Top and Bottom
4 – 1x2 at 24” – Back Slats
1 – 2x2 at 24” – Front
2 – 1x2 at 24” – Front Slats
2 – 1x2 at 24” – Bottom Slats
9 – 1x2 at 24” – Seat Slats

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 Legs, Side Tops and Side Bottoms. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Side Tops and Side Bottoms. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. Pay close attention to which direction your pocket holes face – it’s up to you (just make sure that you are consistent).

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the Side Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Side Slats. Place the Side Slats to where they are flush with the inside of the Legs and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the Back Top and Back Bottom. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Back Top and Back Bottom. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the Back Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Back Slats. Place the Back Slats to where they are flush with the inside of the Legs and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the Front and Front Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Front. Reset the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, and drill pocket holes in both ends of the Front Slats. Place the Front Slats to where they are flush with the inside of the Legs and 3/4” from the front edge of the Legs and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble the Front as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws and the Front Slats with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

 

 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the Bottom Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of each Bottom Slat. Place the Bottom Slats to where they are 3/4” from the back edge of the Legs and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
Step 7

Cut the pieces for the Seat Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of each Seat Slat. Place the Seat Slats to where they are flush with the top edge of the Side Bottoms and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
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 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. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. 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. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Jun
09
2016
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Loveseat
Project Details

It's high time you give that lonely patio a refresh with a brand new outdoor collection debuting here on TDC. Enjoy those long summer days to the fullest. We have plans today for the loveseat, and many more collection pieces will be coming down the line in the next few weeks! 

This plan was custom made to fit these fabulous cushions with a smattering of these for the back! You can also buy this combo set if you prefer. Cushions have a way of being super expensive, so we took the chore out of this task and designed the piece to fit them perfectly. A great price and gorgeous color selection - hard to beat!

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

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
$75-$125
Dimensions
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
Tools
Lumber
  • 12 – 1x2 at 8’
  • 5 – 2x2 at 8’
  • 1 – 2x4 at 8’ (or use a small 8-1/4" scrap that you have on hand)
Materials
Cut List
  • 4 – 2x2 at 24-3/4” – Legs
  • 4 – 2x2 at 27-1/4” – Side Tops and Bottoms
  • 12 – 1x2 at 27-1/4” – Side Slats
  • 2 – 2x2 at 48” – Back Top and Bottom
  • 1 – 2x2 at 13-1/2” – Back Top Center
  • 12 – 1x2 at 23-1/4” – Back/Bottom Slats
  • 1 – 2x2 at 48” – Front
  • 2 – 1x2 at 48” – Front Slats
  • 1 – 2x2 at 27-1/4” – Center Support
  • 1 – 2x4 at 8-1/4” –Back Support
  • 1 – 2x2 at 8-1/4” –Front Support
  • 18 – 1x2 at 23-1/4” – Seat Slats
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 Legs, Side Tops and Side Bottoms. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Side Tops and Side Bottoms. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. Pay close attention to which direction your pocket holes face – it’s up to you (just make sure that you are consistent).

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the Side Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Side Slats. Place the Side Slats to where they are flush with the inside of the Legs and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the Back Top, Back Bottom, and Back Top Center. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Back Top and Back Bottom. Drill pocket holes in both ends and each sides of the Back Top Center. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the Back Slats (you will only use 8 of the Back Slats in this step). With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Back Slats. Place the Back Slats to where they are flush with the inside of the Legs and the front side of the Back Top Center and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the Front and Front Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of the Front. Reset the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, and drill pocket holes in both ends of the Front Slats. Place the Front Slats to where they are flush with the inside of the Legs and 3/4” from the front edge of the Legs and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble the Front as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws and the Front Slats with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the Center Support, Back Support, and Front Support. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in the top ends of the Front Support and Back Support. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket screws. Secure the Front Slats to the Front Support with 2-1/2” wood screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
Step 7

Use the remaining 4 Slats from Step 4. Place the Bottom Slats to where they are 3/4” from the back edge of the Back Support and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
Step 8

Cut the pieces for the Seat Slats. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in both ends of each Seat Slat. Place the Seat Slats to where they are flush with the top edge of the Center Support/Side Bottoms and spaced 1-1/2” from each other. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.

To make this a Loveseat that you can really sink into, purchase The Threshold Outdoor Deep Seating Cushion from Target. After all, we based our Loveseat dimensions off of these cushions - they will fit like a glove!

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slat Loveseat
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 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. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. 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. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Apr
26
2016
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Staycation Pergola
Project Details

Make your vacation, the staycation of a lifetime with the Staycation Pergola. This little beauty has plenty of room, privacy screens, and joists to hang fabric... and it will cost a fraction of that trip to the Bahamas! Make your favorite drink, let the wind blow throw your hair, and enjoy your masterpiece! 

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase on the site or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

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
$1250-$1750
Dimensions
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build Staycation Pergola
Tools
Lumber
  • 24 – 1x6 at 12’
  • 2 – 2x2 at 10’ (you may have to rip down 2x4x10 for 2x2x10)
  • 38 – 2x2 at 12’ (you may have to rip down 2x4x10 for 2x2x12)
  • 2 – 2x4 at 10’
  • 20 – 2x4 at 12’
  • 8 – 6x6 at 12’
Materials
Cut List

2 – 6x6 at 144” – Side Beams
4 – 6x6 at 114-1/2” – Posts
2 – 6x6 at 133” – Front and Back Beams
2 – 2x4 at 130” – Side Deck Frames
1 – 2x4 at 144” – Front Deck Frame
1 – 2x4 at 138-1/2” – Back Deck Frame
8 – 2x4 at 130” – Deck Joists
24 – 1x6 at 133” – Deck Boards
1 – 2x4 at 114-1/2” – Slat Support #1
1 – 2x2 at 114-1/2” – Slat Support #2
1 – 2x4 at 114-1/2” – Slat Support #3
1 – 2x2 at 114-1/2” – Slat Support #4
76 – 2x2 at 66-1/2” – Slats
​8 – 2x4 at 133” – Ceiling Joists

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 Side Beam and Posts. Using the manufacturer’s recommendations, attach the End Column Caps to the Posts. Place the Side Beam on top of the Posts as shown – per the manufacturer’s recommendations. Complete this step twice, once for each side of the Pergola.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Staycation Pergola
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the Front and Back Beams. Install as shown into the End Column Caps per the manufacturer’s recommendations.  

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Staycation Pergola
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the Front Deck Frame, Back Deck Frame, and Side Deck Frames. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Side Deck Frames. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. Note that both ends of the Front Deck Frame and one end of the Back Deck Frame will overhang the Side Deck Frames by 5-1/2”. These overhanging ends will be attached to the Posts with 1/2” Lag Screws. Clamp the Deck Frame to the Post and drill two 5/16” pilot holes through the Deck Frame into the Post. Release the clamp and insert the Lag Screws. Repeat this process on the other two overlapping pieces of Deck Frame.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Staycation Pergola
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the Deck Joists. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Deck Joists. Assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. Note that the Deck Joists will be spaced 16” on center, except for the first and last one, which will be 8-1/4” from the Side Deck Frames.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Staycation Pergola
Step 5

Cut the pieces for the Deck Boards. Attach to the Deck Frame and Deck Joists with glue and 1-1/2” wood screws. Leave approximately a 1/8” gap between each Deck Board to allow for expansion. You may need to rip down the first and last Deck Boards for a perfect fit.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Staycation Pergola
Step 6

Cut the pieces for the Slat Supports. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in one top ends of Slat Support #1 and #3.  

Position Support #1 as shown. Clamp the bottom of the Support to the Deck Frame and drill two 1/2” holes with the 1/2” spade bit through Support #1 and the Deck Frame. Secure with 1/2” Carriage Bolts, Washers, and Nuts. Attach the top of the Support to the Beam with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws.  

 

 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Staycation Pergola
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Staycation Pergola
Step 7

Attach Support #2 to the Post as shown with glue and 3” Wood Screws. Look ahead to Step 10 where you will attach the Slats to the Slat Support and make sure you leave room for all necessary fasteners.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Staycation Pergola
Step 8

Position Support #3 as shown. Clamp the bottom of the Support to the Deck Frame and drill two 1/2” holes with the 1/2” spade bit through Support #3 and the Deck Frame. Secure with 1/2” Carriage Bolts, Washers, and Nuts. Attach the top of the Support to the Beam with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws.  

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Staycation Pergola
Step 9

Attach Support #4 to the Post as shown with glue and 3” Wood Screws. Look ahead to Step 10 where you will attach the Slats to the Slat Support and make sure you leave room for all necessary fasteners.

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Staycation Pergola
Step 10

Cut the pieces for the Slats. Position as shown and secure in place with glue and 2-1/2” Wood Screws. The Slats will be spaced 1-1/2” apart.   

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Staycation Pergola
Step 11

Lastly, cut the pieces for the Ceiling Joists. Install the Joist Hangers per the manufacturer’s recommendations. Attach the Ceiling Joists to the Joist Hangers as shown, per the manufacturer’s recommendations. Note that the Ceiling Joists are spaced 16” on center, except for the first and last Ceiling Joists, which are 9-3/4” from the Side Beams.
 

You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build a Staycation Pergola
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 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. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this website as outlined under Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by The Design Confidential.com and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, personal injury or death, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of information or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. 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. The Design Confidential.com is inspired by but does not replicate exact designs, any similarities between these plans and items sold at specialty retailers is coincidential and not endorsed by or related to any said retailers. // Post May Contain Affiliate Links

Aug
19
2015
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Chesapeake Daybed
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Chesapeake Daybed
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Chesapeake Daybed
Jul
29
2015
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Kid's Double Chaise + Awning via @thedesconf
Project Details

Is it hot enough out there for you? Treat the kiddos to some stylish shade provided by this Kid's Double Chaise with matching awning! Yahoo, how adorable is this beauty?

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don't forget... for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Kid's Double Chaise + Awning via @thedesconf

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
$75-$125
Dimensions
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Kid's Double Chaise + Awning via @thedesconf
Tools
Lumber
  • 3 – 1x2 at 8’ 
  • 18 – 1x4 at 8’                                   
  • ​2 – 2x2 at 8’ 
Materials
Cut List
  • 4 – 1x4 at 12” – Legs
  • 2 – 1x4 at 59-3/4” – Chaise Sides
  • 2 – 1x4 at 45-3/4” – Chaise Ends
  • 1 – 1x4 at 45-3/4” – Frame End
  • 2 – 1x4 at 34” – Frame Centers
  • 16 – 1x4 at 47-1/4” – Slats
  • 6 – 1x2 at 2-1/2” – Back Rest Stops
  • 2 – 1x2 at 19-1/2” – Back Rest Stop
  • 1 – 1x2 at 44-1/4” – Head Support
  • 1 – 1x2 at 43-3/4” – Back Rest Frame End
  • 4 – 1x2 at 20” – Back Rest Frame Centers
  • 6 – 2x2 at 15” – Back Rest Sides
  • 3 – 2x2 at 13” – Back Rest End
  • 1 – 2x2 at 45-1/4” – Long Back Rest End
  • 4 – 1x4 at 48” – Awning Posts
  • 2 – 1x4 at 50-3/4” – Awning Ends
  • 2 – 1x4 at 33-1/2” – Awning Sides
  • 2 – 1x4 at 32” – Awning Sides
  • 3 – 1x4 at 52-1/4” – Awning Slats 
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 Legs, Chaise Ends, Chaise Sides, Frame End, and Frame Centers. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Chaise Ends, Frame End, and Frame Centers. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. Attach the Legs to the Chaise Sides with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws.

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Step 2

Cut the pieces for the lower Slats. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws. 

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Step 3

Cut the pieces for the Back Rest Supports. Position the Supports as shown and attach with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws or Brad Nails. The Back Rest Support will be 1/2” from the bottom of the Chaise Side.

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You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Kid's Double Chaise + Awning via @thedesconf
Step 4

Cut the Head Support. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Head Support. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws.  The Head Support will be 1/2” from the bottom of the Chaise End.

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Step 5

Cut the pieces for Back Rest Frame End and Back Rest Frame Centers. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in one end of the Back Rest Frame Centers. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. 

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Step 6

Cut the pieces for the Slats. Position the Slats as shown, 1/4” apart. Attach the Slats to the Back Rest Frame with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws. 

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Step 7

Place the Slat/Back Rest assembly on the Chaise as shown. Position so that there is a consistent 1/4” gap between the lower group of Slats and the upper group of Slats. Position the small hinges as shown and install per the manufacturer’s recommendations.  After installation, fold the Back Rest over so that it lays flat on the lower end of the Chaise. 

You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Kid's Double Chaise + Awning via @thedesconf
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Kid's Double Chaise + Awning via @thedesconf
Step 8

Cut the Back Rest Sides and Ends. With the Kreg jig set for 1-1/2” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Back Rest Sides and assemble as shown with glue and 2-1/2” Pocket Screws. Lastly, position the small hinges as shown and install per the manufacturer’s recommendations.  

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Step 9

To position the Back Rest, fold out the Back Rest Side/Ends assembly and place the Long Back Rest End in one of spaces between the Back Rest Supports.

You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Kid's Double Chaise + Awning via @thedesconf
Step 10

Cut the pieces for the Awning Ends, Awning Sides, and Posts. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Awning Ends. Assemble the Awning Ends to the top Awning Sides with glue and 1-1/4” Pocket Screws. Attach the Posts to the top Awning Sides and to the bottom Awning Sides with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws. 

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Step 11

Cut the pieces for the Awning Slats. Attach the Awning Slats to the Awning Ends and Awning Sides as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws.

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Step 12

Cut the piece for the Cloth Awning. Turn under each side of the Cloth Awning 1/2”, iron, turn over another 1/2”, and iron again. To secure the edges of the fabric, you can use iron-on adhesive, fabric glue, or sew the edges. For the Awning Windows, cut out the window as shown and sew a zigzag stitch or apply fabric glue to prevent the fabric from unraveling. Secure the Cloth Awning to the Awning Frame with sticky back Velcro. 

Want to do more with this project? Attach clear vinyl on the window cutouts or attach wheels to the bottom of the Awning Posts!

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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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Jul
22
2015
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Crate and Barrel Reef Sofas Chair and Fire Table

I modified the Design Confidential's plans to accomodate larger cushions and made a fire table to match. The plans are easy to follow and the Kreg jig made assembly a cinch.

Originally, I planned to use readily available Sunbrella cushions from Lowe's that were 25" square and around $90 for the sofas and chair. Unfortunately, they were back ordered so I found a guy on Etsy who custom manufactures cushions near me and only cost a bit more. Overall the dimensions of the sofas are 82" wide and 32" deep and 28" tall. I made the arms a bit taller as I am 6'5" and wanted the back cushions to have a little more support. The fire table is 50" by 30" with a 30" by 10" fire pan and burner inside. The burner and pan was purchased on Amazon and I isolated it from the cedar base by using metal L brackets and U-shaped aluminum channels over the L-brackets (U-side down). The burner pan sits on top of the U-channels which are a little over 30" apart and in the center of the table. The marble is calacatta gold but looks more like carrara. The fire glass is from allfireglass, a retailer on Ebay. The wood was finished with Sikkens Cetol CRD, which is a marine grade finish designed to keep the cedar looking like new without the typical gray-silver weathering that occurs after a couple years.

The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Crate and Barrel Reef Sofas Chair and Fire Table
The Design Confidential Builders Showcase // Crate and Barrel Reef Sofas Chair and Fire Table
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