How to build a kids chair

This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build a kids chair. If you want to learn more about building a kids chair, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article and to check out the related projects. There are many storage projects featured on our site, so don’t be afraid to browse through the rest of the woodworking plans.

Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the kids chair to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.

It is essential to invest in high quality materials, that are also water-resistant, such as pressure-treated lumber. Cut the components at the right size by using a circular saw and smooth the cut edges with a sand block. Don’t forget to ask a skilled friend to assist you during the project, especially if you don’t have a large expertise in the field. You need someone to hold the components into place, while you drive the screws in.

 

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How to build a kids chair

Building a kids chair

Building a kids chair

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 15 3/4″ long LEGS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 11 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 9 1/2″ long BRACES
  • C – 3 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 11 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
  • D – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 11 1/2″ x 12″ long, 1 piece – 7″x11 1/2″ long SEAT

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
  • Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws

 

Time

  • One Week

 

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Building the sides

Building the sides

 

The first step of the project is to build the sides of the kids chair. In order to get a professional result, we recommend you to build the components out of 2×2 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the pieces of lumber and get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper.

Drill pocket holes at both ends of the bottom brace and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the legs. Drill pocket holes at the top of the legs and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the armrest. Align the edges with attention and add glue to enhance the bond of the components.

 

Assembling the chair

Assembling the chair

 

After building the sides of the kids chair, we recommend you to assemble the frame together by fitting the supports. Cut the components out of 2×2 lumber and drill pocket holes at both ends. Align the components with great care and secure them into place by inserting 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

 

Building the seat

Building the seat

 

Build the seat and the backrest for the chair out of 3/4″ plywood. Cut the components at the right size and smooth the edges with a damp cloth. Cut the bottom edge of the backrest at 84.5 degrees. Drill pocket holes along the bottom edge of the backrest and secure the component to the seat by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess.

 

How to build a kids chair

How to build a kids chair

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours.Secure the seat to the frame by using finishing nails and glue.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the kids chair.

 

 

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