Free DIY Furniture Plans to Build and indoor outdoor Belvedere Arm Chair. Ps…The arms cam be omitted for the Side Chair option which makes this a mix and match kind of plan, Wwhich you know I adore… Xx… Rayan
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. If you are a blogger and you post about your build, don’t forget to include a link to your post on your showcase here. 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!
- Tape Measure
- Saw – Jig Saw, Circular, Table, or Miter Saw
- Multi-Square and Carpenter’s Square
- Kreg Jig – if you build frequently, invest in this one.
- Nail Gun – optional
- Router with Patterning bit – or bit set – optional
- 1 – 1×2 at 8’
- 1 – 1×3 at 6’
- 3 – 1×4 at 8’
- 1 – 1×6 at 4’
- 2 – 2×2 at 8’
- 4 – 2×2 at 18” – Lower Legs
- 2 – 2×2 at 17”- Upper Back Legs
- 8 – 1×4 at 22” – Stretchers & Back Slats
- 2 – 1×2 at 22” – Cleats
- 1 – 1×2 at 23-1/2” – Seat Support
- 2 – 1×6 (ripped to 4-1/8” wide) at 23-1/2” – Side Slats
- 4 – 1×4 at 23-1/2” – Seat Slats
- 2 – 1×3 at 25-1/4” – Arms (For the arm chair option)
- 2 – 1×2 at 6-1/4” – Arms (For the arm chair option)
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.
Cut the pieces for the back legs. Cut the tapers as shown using a jigsaw or bandsaw. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in the top edge of the lower legs keeping in mind there will be a right leg and a left leg. Cut a 2-1/2 degree bevel in the lower edge of the upper legs. Assemble using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the back slats and stretcher. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end. Position as shown. The front face of the back slats will follow the angle of the upper leg and the outside face of the stretcher will be flush with the outside face of the legs. Secure in place using glue and 1-1/4”pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the front legs. Cut the tapers as shown using a jigsaw or bandsaw. Cut the piece for the stretcher and drill pocket holes in each end. Position as shown then secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the side stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end of each piece. Position as shown then secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the cleats. Position as shown then secure using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws. Cut the piece for the seat support and drill pocket holes in each end. Center on the side stretchers then secure using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the outer slats. Cut the notches as shown using a jigsaw or a bandsaw. Cut the remaining slats. Position all of the slats as shown then secure using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails through the slats into the cleats and support.
For the arm chair option: Cut the pieces for the arms. Drill pocket holes at each end of the 1×2 pieces. Cut the angle and the notches in the 1×3 pieces using a jigsaw or a bandsaw. Position as shown the secure the front edge to the 1×2 piece using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. The back edge of the arms will be secured using glue and countersunk screws (1-1/4” screw through the side and two 2” screws through the back).
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School