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
- 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
- 2 pieces of 2×3 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 8′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 2″ nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Weekend
Building a garden chair 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.
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.
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.
This footrest is easy to build and it looks really nice. This project goes perfectly with the garden chair plans.
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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