This step by step diy project is about wood chair plans. You can build this simple chair for your kitchen or for a dining table, using these step by step diagrams and instructions. As always, my woodworking plans come with step by step diagrams and full Cut / Shopping lists, so you can build this chair in a few hours with basic tools and materials you can find at most DIY stores.
It is essential to choose the right materials before starting the construction and the assembly of the bed. As you will see in the project, you need to choose durable lumber with a nice appearance, such as pine, cedar or redwood. Make sure the components are in a good visual condition and choose professional tools when adjusting their size. Take accurate measurements and join the components with glue and screws.
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Cut + Materials List
- A – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 17″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 19 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 2 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 14 3/4″ long BACK LEGS
- C – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 16 1/2″ long APRONS
- D – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 16″ long APRONS
- E – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 19″x19 1/2″ long SEAT
- F – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 16″ long BACKREST SUPPORTS
- G – 5 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 10 1/2″ long BACKREST
- 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 6′
- 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 6′
- 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 1×3 lumber – 6′
- 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood / MDF – 19″x19 1/2″
- 36 pieces of 1 1/4″ pocket screws
- 16 pieces of 2 1/2″ pocket screws
- 50 pieces of 2″ nails
- wood stain, wood glue, wood plugs
- wood putty
Wood Chair Plans – PDF Download
The first step of the project is to build the front frame for the kitchen. Use 2×2 lumber for the legs and 1×3 lumber for the apron. Make pocket holes at both ends of the apron and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the legs. Align all the edges flush and make sure the corners are square. Add glue to the joints.
Next, we need to assemble the back legs, as shown in the diagram. Use 2×2 lumber for the 3 components and drill pocket holes, as shown in the diagram. Lay the components on a level surface and leave no gaps between the components and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them together. Make sure you align the edges flush and add glue to the joints.
Continue the project by assembling the backrest panel. Cut the top and bottom supports from 2×2 lumber, while the vertical slats are made from 1x2s. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 1×2 slats and secure them to the supports with 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure you recess the slats 1/4″ from the front edge. Use a 1 1/2″ spacer between the slats to create even gaps.
Next, assemble the backrest by attaching the panel to side legs. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the side legs. I recommend you to place the panel with the pocket holes oriented to the back.
Fit the 1×3 apron to the back legs, as shown in the diagram.
Next, we need to assemble the front frame to the back frame of the kitchen chair. In order to do this, use 1×3 supports and pocket holes. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the aprons and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the legs.
Use 3/4″ plywood or MDF for the seat of the chair. Use a saw to make the notches to the back of the panel.
Fit the panel to the seat of the chair and align the edges flush. Add glue to the joints and insert 2″ nails, every 8″ along the framing.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty / wood plugs and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of stain / paint to enhance the look of the chair.
This is a simple chair that you can build in a few hours. You can add cushions to the seat, if you want to take it to the next step. I also have Premium Plans for this chair, a full PDF file that also comes with a cut layout diagram (shows you how to cut the components from the materials, so you get minimum waste).
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