Single Lounger

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Submitted by adburleson on Tue, 02/16/2016 - 12:23

I loved the simple look and have admired similar loungers at Pottery Barn.  Even if I had the money I feel it's a waste to pay for what they charge.  I knew there were plans somewhere to make something similar for a fraction of the cost.  So happy I found this site!

I have many tools at home so I needed to purchase the lumber, hardware (screws, hinges, etc.), stain, and sealer.  I would say it was about roughly $100/chair (rounding up) - not including the cushions.  Those I found at Lowe's for about $60/each.  

I haven't made anything like this before so I made the first one and took my time.  I really enjoyed the process and thought the instructions were simple to follow.  I have some skills and basic knowledge so I didn't feel like this was too difficult.  I love the way they turned out!  I did the 2nd chair the following Saturday.  It took most of the day including the finishing.  I only took a few hours to put one together.  If I had help, would have been less, no doubt.  I plan to make a double lounger to match these soon. 

I will agree with some of the other posts that the legs seem a little "flimsy."  I went ahead with the orginal plan and they've held up with no problem for a year in the Texas summer heat with lots of activity and use - including our dogs!  So, I guess it's just fine.  I may use something sturdier for the double lounger since it would hold more weight.

I highly recommend these loungers to cut costs!  Also, the plan is not too difficult for anyone with little experience.

Estimated Cost
I had to purchase the wood, hardware, stain, and sealer. I would estimate about $100 a chair (rounding up). Which is a LOT less expensive then purchasing something like this! The lounge cushions came from Lowe's and were about $60/each.
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Spruce-Pine-Fir Furring Strip
Finish Used
We used Rustoleum stain - Kona. My personal favorite.
Recommended Skill Level

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