Modern Outdoor Chair from 2x4s and 2x6s

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Easy to build, sturdy modern outdoor chairs for deck or patio - free plans by Ana-White.com

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Not bad for $20 in lumber!
These chairs were so simple and easy to build!!! All just 2x lumber, right off the shelf!
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I cut all my boards according to the cut list below using a compound miter saw. You could also use a circular saw and a square, or even have your local home improvement store cut your boards for you. Good straight end cuts are very important.
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Then I attached the legs to the longer 2x6 boards, using 2-3/4” long deck screws. Notice the spacer in between the slats – it’s a scrap 1x that measures ¾” thick.
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Here’s how it will look with both legs.
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Then add the top armrest piece, and repeat for two arms (for one chair).
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It’s ideal to have two people to assemble, but if you don’t, I used a board threaded between the slats to support my back boards while I attached. This is the most challenging step of the entire build.
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Once the arms are attached to the back and front pieces, two cleats are screwed to the insides of the arms, and seat slats rest on top. TIP: For added comfort, consider installing the seat at a slight downward angle.
Now for the finish!
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I’ve been using BEHR PREMIUM(R) Semi-Transparent Waterproofing Stain & Sealer for many years on many projects that you have seen on this blog.

It is my go-to exterior finish because it is easy to apply, easy to reapply, won’t crack or peel, and looks beautiful. It’s also reasonably priced, available at most Home Depots, comes in a variety of colors, with an easy soap and water cleanup. A no-brainer, really!
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Turned out really well!
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Free Plans Modern Outdoor Chair From 2x4s 1

Shopping List:
4 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
4 - 2x6 @ 8 feet long
2-3/4" self tapping deck screws
25" x 25" seat cushion (if smaller cushion, adjust plans to fit)
Exterior Glue
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I recommend pefinishing boards before cutting.
Tools:
Tape Measure, Speed Square, Pencil, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Drill, Circular Saw, Power Sander
Cut List:
CUT LIST PER ONE CHAIR
DESIGNED TO FIT 25" x 25" CUSHION

4 - 2x4 @ 22-1/4" - Legs
6 - 2x6 @ 28-1/2" - Side Slats
2 - 2x4 @ 31-1/2" - Arm Rests
4 - 2x6 @ 25" - Front and Back Slats
2 - 2x4 @ 25" - Front Top Slat and Back Top
2 - 2x2 @ 25-1/2" - Inside Cleat
5 - 2x4 @ 25" - Seat Slats (can get away with just 4)
Cutting Instructions:
This chair was designed to fit a 25" x 25" seat cushion. If different sized cushions are used, adjust plans accordingly.
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Step 1:
Use 2- 2-3/4" or longer screws and exterior wood glue to attach legs to the longer 2x6 boards, with 3/4" spacing in between. I used two screws per joint.
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Step 2 Instructions:
Attach top with glue and 2-3/4" screws.
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Step 3 Instructions:
Attach front and back slats to arms to create the frame of the chair.
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Step 4 Instructions:
Attach back top piece with screws and glue.
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Step 5 Instructions:
Screw cleats to inside of chair, flush to bottom of the middle 2x6 side slat.
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Step 6 Instructions:
Lay seat slats on cleats and screw down.

Project Type:
Chairs, Outdoor
main_category:
Alaska Dream House
Room:
living room, Outdoor
Skill Level:
Beginner
Style:
Coastal or Beachy Style Furniture, Industrial Style Furniture Plans, Modern Style Furniture Plans, Rustic Furniture Plans

Thank source Ana White : http://www.ana-white.com/2017/06/free_plans/modern-outdoor-chair-2x4s-and-2x6s

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