Garden Chair Footrest – Free DIY Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about garden chair footrest plans free. If you have seen my recent garden chair plans and you like it, I have a good news for you. I have designed a super simple but modern and sturdy footrest that is the perfect addition. With basic woodworking skills and tools you can get the job done in a few hours. See my other DIY projects HERE.

We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.

 

 

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Garden Chair Footstool – Free DIY Plans

Building a footrest

Building a footrest

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×3 lumber – 14 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 11 1/4″ long LEGS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×3 lumber – 22″ long, 3 pieces – 16 1/2″ long FRAME
  • C – 7 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 25″ long SEAT

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Time

  • One Weekend

 

 

Building a garden chair footrest

Building the frame of the footrest

Building the frame of the footrest

The first step of the project is to build the frame for the footstool. Cut the components from 2×3 lumber at the right dimensions. Lay the components on a level surface and then align the edges with attention. Make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly.

Building the legs

Building the legs

Use 2×3 lumber for the footrest legs. Use a circular saw to make the angle cuts to the legs. Smooth the edges with sandpaper. Align the components, drill pilot holes through the legs and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the frame of the footrest.

Fitting the top slats

Fitting the top slats

Use 1×3 lumber for the top slats. Cut the slats at the right dimensions and then fit them to the top of the frame. Align the edges with attention and place a piece of 1/4″ plywood between the slats. Drill pilot holes through the slats and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

DIY Garden Chair Footrest

DIY Garden Chair Footrest

This footrest is easy to build and it looks really nice. This project goes perfectly with the garden chair plans.

DIY garden chair plans - Side view

DIY garden chair plans – Side view

Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the project and to protect it from decay. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.

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