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?
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- 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
- Router with Patterning bit – or bit set
Household Iron (if using Iron-on Fabric Adhesive)
- 3 – 1×2 at 8’
- 18 – 1×4 at 8’
- 2 – 2×2 at 8’
- 2-1/2″ Pocket Hole Screws
- 1-1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws
- 1-1/4″ Wood Screws
- Pocket Hole Plugs – Paint Grade, Pine, Oak
- Countersink Drill Bit
- Pocket Hole Plugs – Paint Grade, Pine, Oak – optional
- Safety Gear
- Wood Filler
- Wood Glue
- Sanding Supplies
- Paste Wax
- Finishing Supplies
- 10 small hinges
- Canvas or other durable cloth material at 136” x 36”
- Thread, iron-on fabric adhesive, or fabric glue
- Sticky Back Velcro, for attaching the Cloth Awning to the Awning Frame
- 4 – 1×4 at 12” – Legs
- 2 – 1×4 at 59-3/4” – Chaise Sides
- 2 – 1×4 at 45-3/4” – Chaise Ends
- 1 – 1×4 at 45-3/4” – Frame End
- 2 – 1×4 at 34” – Frame Centers
- 16 – 1×4 at 47-1/4” – Slats
- 6 – 1×2 at 2-1/2” – Back Rest Stops
- 2 – 1×2 at 19-1/2” – Back Rest Stop
- 1 – 1×2 at 44-1/4” – Head Support
- 1 – 1×2 at 43-3/4” – Back Rest Frame End
- 4 – 1×2 at 20” – Back Rest Frame Centers
- 6 – 2×2 at 15” – Back Rest Sides
- 3 – 2×2 at 13” – Back Rest End
- 1 – 2×2 at 45-1/4” – Long Back Rest End
- 4 – 1×4 at 48” – Awning Posts
- 2 – 1×4 at 50-3/4” – Awning Ends
- 2 – 1×4 at 33-1/2” – Awning Sides
- 2 – 1×4 at 32” – Awning Sides
- 3 – 1×4 at 52-1/4” – Awning Slats
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 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.
Cut the pieces for the lower Slats. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” Wood Screws.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School