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’
- 13 – 1×4 at 8’
- 1-1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws
- 1-1/4″ Wood Screws
- Countersink Drill Bit
- Pocket Hole Plugs – Paint Grade, Pine, Oak– optional
- Safety Gear
- Wood Filler
- Wood Glue
- Sanding Supplies
- Paste Wax
- Finishing Supplies
- 2 – 1×4 at 2’ 4-3/4” – Armrests
- 4 – 1×4 at 1’ 9-1/4” – Legs
- 2 – 1×4 at 2’ 3-1/4” – Frame Bottoms
- 2 – 1×4 at 2’ 3-7/16” – Frame Side Tops
- 2 – 1×4 at 2’ 3-11/16” – Frame Sides
- 2 – 1×2 at 1’ 10-13/16” – Seat Bottom Supports
- 1 – 1×4 at 5’ 8” – Frame Top
- 6 – 1×4 at 5’ 8” – Seat Bottoms
- 1 – 1×4 at 1’ 10-13/16” – Frame Center Support
- 1 – 1×4 at 7-9/16” – Frame Center Support Leg
- 1 – 1×4 at 5’ 8” – Seat Back Top
- 10 – 1×4 at 1’ 8-1/2” – Seat Backs
- 1 – 1×4 at 5’ 8” – Seat Back Bottom
- 1 – 1×4 at 5’ 8” – Frame Front
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 Armrests, Legs, and Frame Bottoms. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in the top ends of the Legs and each end of the Frame Bottoms. Assemble the Legs to the Armrests as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Assemble the Frame Bottoms to the Legs as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.
Next, cut the pieces for the Frame Side Tops. Each end should be cut at a 5-degree angle. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Frame Side Tops.
Cut the Frame Sides. Each end should be cut at a 5-degree angle. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Frame Sides.
Cut the Seat Bottom Supports. One end should be cut at a 5-degree angle and the other end should be cut at a 90-degree angle. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Seat Bottom Supports.
Assemble the Frame Side Tops (with pocket holes facing down) to the Frame Sides as shown with glue 1-1/4” wood screws. Assemble the Seat Bottom Supports to the Frame Sides as shown with glue 1-1/4” wood screws.
Assemble the Frame Side/Bottom Support Assembly as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.
Cut the piece for the Frame Top. With the Kreg jig set for 3/4” material, drill pocket holes in each end of the Frame Top. Assemble the Frame Top to the Armrests as shown (with pocket holes facing down) with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.
Next, cut the pieces for the Seat Bottoms. Assemble the Seat Bottoms to the Bottom Supports as shown with glue and 1-1/4” wood screws.
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