This step by step woodworking project is about kids chair plans. This wooden chair is the perfect woodworking project for your kids, as it has a rustic look to it. You can easily involve the kids in the building process and then help them paint it to their own taste. My plans come with step by step instructions and you can easily adjust all the dimensions to suit your needs. 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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Kids Chair Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 14″ long, 2 pieces – 26″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 12″ long, 1 piece – 11″ long FRAME
- C – 2 pieces of 1x3lumber – 8 1/2″ long TRIMS
- D – 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 12 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 11″ long SEAT
- E – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 11″ long BACKREST
- 3 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 8′
- 1 1/4 brad nails, 1 1/4″ pocket screws, 1 1/4″ screws
- stain, glue, putty
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
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Build the legs for the kids chair using the 1×3 slats. Mark the cut lines on the slats and get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a neat result.
Build the seat frame from 1×3 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 12″ long components and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock everything together tightly. Add waterproof glue to the joints and align the edges flush.
Attach the legs to the seat frame. Make sure the corners are square and align everything with great care. Add waterproof glue to the joints, drill pilot holes through the frame and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the legs.
Fit 1×3 decorative trims to the sides of the chair, as shown in the plans. Use glue and 1 1/4″ brad nails to secure the trims into place tightly. Leave no gaps between the components for a neat result.
Attach 1×3 slats to the seat frame of the kids chair. Drill pilot holes though the slats and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock everything together tightly. Make sure you countersink the head of the screws for a neat result.
Use 1×3 lumber for the backrest of the chair, as well. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slats and then secure them to the legs using 1 1/4″ pocket screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure there is at least 1/2″ between the backrest slats.
Fill the holes and the dents with wood putty and let it dry out for several hours. Smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper and then clean the residues off with a damp cloth. Apply a few layers of paint or stain to enhance the look of the time out chair and to protect the components from the elements.
This kids chair is both easy to build and it features a classical and timeless design. You can custom paint the chair, so it stands out. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
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