Outdoor patio chair

This is one of two chairs that I recently built to replace some outdoor furniture that only lasted 2 years in the Florida sun.  Rather than buying a new set, I figured I could just rebuild them using wood which would last a lot longer.  I built these off the measurements of the chairs I was replacing, and also had to keep the dimensions the same since they came with custom cushions that I wanted to re-use.   They are approx. 15" high at the seat, 31" deep and 28" wide


I used 4 PT 4x4's for the support in the corners, 4 - 1x10 common board for the outside edges and 12 1x4's.  I used decking screws and stained it with a dark walnut followed by a coat of poly.


They are on the heavy side, but came out great and will definitely last longer than 2 years!

Estimated Cost
Approx. $60 per chair
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Dark Walnut with one coat of clear poly. (it is under a covered patio, so I thought just one coat would be enough)
Recommended Skill Level

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