Large Outdoor Chair Plans

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This step by step diy project is about rustic large outdoor chair plans plans. If you want to enhance the look of your backyard, you should consider building a few chairs. Using my easy to follow plans you can build this chair and the matching table with minimum effort and basic tools. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.



Large Outdoor Chair Plans




  • A – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 23″ long, 2 pieces – 24 3/4″ long LEGS
  • B – 2 piece of 2×4 lumber – 27″ long, 3 pieces – 18″ long FRAME
  • C – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 27″ long SEAT
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 21 3/4″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 22 1/4″ long ARMRESTS
  • E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24″ long SUPPORTS
  • F – 5 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 24″ long BACKREST

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Building a backyard chair



The first step of the project is to build the seat frame. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the 27″ long components and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the perpendicular components. Leave no gaps between the components and insert waterproof glue.



Build the legs for the chair from 2×4 lumber. Smooth the ends with sandpaper.



Assemble the sides for the chair from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square.



Attach the sides of the chair to the seat frame. Leave 11″ from the ground to the bottom edge of the seat frame. Make sure the corners are right angled.

Building the backrest supports

Building the backrest supports

Build the backrest supports from 2×4 lumber, as well. Round the exposed corner of the supports using a jigsaw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.






Attach the 1×4 slats to the backrest supports. Place a piece of 1/2″ plywood between the slats to create even gaps. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock them into place.



Attach 1×4 slats to the seat frame, in the same manner described above.



Use 1×4 lumber for the armrests. Round the exposed end of the components and lock it into place with 1 1/4″ screws, after drilling pilot holes.



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 chair and to protect the components from the elements.



This is a simple project you should be able to build in a few hours without much effort. This large chair is sturdy and is the perfect choice for any backyard or patio.



This woodworking project was about large outdoor chair plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.

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