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DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair

07.06.16
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair

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!

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$50-$100
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair
  • 8 – 1×2 at 8’
  • 3 – 2×2 at 8’
4 – 2×2 at 24-3/4” – Legs
4 – 2×2 at 27-1/4” – Side Tops and Bottoms
12 – 1×2 at 27-1/4” – Side Slats
2 – 2×2 at 24” – Back Top and Bottom
4 – 1×2 at 24” – Back Slats
1 – 2×2 at 24” – Front
2 – 1×2 at 24” – Front Slats
2 – 1×2 at 24” – Bottom Slats
9 – 1×2 at 24” – Seat 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.
You Can Build This! The Design Confidential DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build an Outdoor Slatted Armchair

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
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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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