I bought some cool Parson Chairs to use with my grandparent's 1950s style porcelain top table. Unfortunately, the chairs were way too big to fit between the legs of the table. My friend said she was surprised I didn't build my own chairs in the first place... that's when I remembered seeing a Parson Chair plan on Ana White! I liked the overall design of the chair in the plan, but I wanted to make some changes to make it my own. I made the chair narrower to fit between the legs of my table, changed the angle of the rear legs from 15 degrees to 10 degrees, increased the rear legs from 2x2s to 2x3s and made the back taller. This was my FIRST sewing project and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out!
Built from Plan(s)
approximately $150-$175 for two chairs
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
pine 2x2s and 2x3s
Legs are painted with an eggshell black Martha Stewart paint.
Recommended Skill Level