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Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build a RH Inspired Baroque Upholstered Chair

05.26.12

I know you guys are going to adore this plan!

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
  • 3 – 2×2 at 8’
  • 1 – 1×3 at 8’
  • ¾” plywood at 20” x 22”
  • ¼” plywood at 22” x 25-1/2”
Materials
  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2” pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2” pocket hole screws
  • Wood filler
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finishing Supplies
Cut List
  • 2 – 2×2 at 29” – Back Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 18” – Back Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 14-1/2” – Front Legs
  • 5 – 2×2 at 19” – Stretchers
  • 2 – 2×2 at 17” – Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×3 at 19” – Front & Back Aprons
  • 2 – 1×3 at 17” – Side Aprons
  • 1 – ¾” plywood at 20” x 22” – Seat
  • 1 – ¼” plywood at 22” x 25-1/2” – Back
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 back legs. Cut an 8 deg. angle in the bottom of the longer piece. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in the angled end. Attach to the shorter piece as shown with glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.

Step 2
Step 2

Cut the pieces for the back stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end. Assemble as shown, with the pocket holes facing down,  using glue and 2” pocket hole screws.

Cut the piece for the apron. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the legs as shown in the drawing using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 3
Step 3

Cut the pieces for the front legs and the front stretchers. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end.  Assemble as shown using glue and 2” pocket hole screws.

Cut the piece for the apron. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the legs as shown in the drawing using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4
Step 4

Cut the pieces for the side stretchers and the bottom stretcher. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end.  Assemble as shown using glue and 2” pocket hole screws.

Cut the pieces for the aprons. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the legs as shown in the drawing using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 5
Step 5

Cut the piece for the seat. Cut 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” notches in the corners of one 22” end to allow for the back legs. Attach to the chair with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the seat into the legs and aprons.

Cut the piece for the back. Attach to the upper back legs with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the back piece into the upper back legs.

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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