Lounge chair plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about lounge chair plans. If you want to learn how to build a beautiful chaise lounge 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 lounge 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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Lounge chair plans

Building a lounge chair

Building a lounge chair

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 6″ long LEGS
  • B – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 74 1/2″ long SIDES
  • C – 2 pieces of 1×1 lumber – 56 1/2″ long CLEATS
  • D – 3 piece of 1×4 lumber – 22 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
  • E – 19 piece of 1×3 lumber – 22 1/2″ long SLATS
  • F – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 11″ long, 1 piece – 19 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 2 1/2″ long FRAME
  • G – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 17 1/2″ long, 6 pieces – 21″ long BACKREST
  • H – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 6 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 19 1/2″ long SUPPORT

 

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 a lounge chair

Building the frame of the lounge chair

Building the frame of the lounge chair

 

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the components for the frame. Use 2×4 lumber for the legs and 1×4 lumber for the frame. Use a circular saw and a chisel to make a notch to the top of the legs. Smooth the area with fine-grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth. Use a jigsaw to round the ends of the side supports.

 

Fitting the legs

Fitting the legs

 

Fit the legs to the frame and secure them into place using 1 1/4″ screws and water glue. Leave no gaps between the components and take accurate measurements.

 

Installing the cleats

Installing the cleats

 

Build the interior cleats out of 1×1 lumber and secure them to the frame using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Make sure the cleats are placed 3/4″ under the top of the lounge chair.

 

Fitting the supports to the frame

Fitting the supports to the frame

 

Build the braces out of 1×4 lumber. Use a circular saw to make 3/4″ x 3/4″ notches to the top corners of the supports. Drill pilot holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the side components by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square.

 

Fitting the braces

Fitting the braces

 

Use the information in the diagram, to see how to install the braces to the sides of the lounge chair. Make sure the corners are right-angled before continuing the project.

 

Fitting the seat slats

Fitting the seat slats

 

Fit the 1×3 slats to the cleats, making sure you place them equally-spaced. Drill pilot holes through the slats and secure them into place using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the edges are aligned properly before driving the screws in.

 

Building the support for the backrest

Building the support for the backrest

 

Continue the woodworking project by creating the supports for the backrest. Use 1×2 lumber to build the frame, as well as the stops. Drill pocket holes along the side components and secure them to the frame using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the components are perfectly horizontal.

 

Building the backrest support

Building the backrest support

 

Build the adjustable support for the backrest out of 2×2 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal support and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the vertical supports.

 

Building the backrest

Building the backrest

 

Build the sides of the backrest out of 1×2 lumber and the slats out of 1×3 slats. Drill pilot holes at both ends of the slats and secure them to the supports using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure you place the slats equally-spaced.

 

Fitting the backrest support

Fitting the backrest support

 

Drill pilot holes through the top and the supports and secure them to the backrest frame using screws. Make sure the supports slide easily, so you can adjust the position of the backrest.

 

Lounge chair plans

Lounge chair plans

 

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. Check out the rest of the projects, to see more ways to improve the look of your garden.

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 lounge chair.

 

 

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