Man Cave Chair from Reclaimed Wood

Submitted by JoanneS on Sat, 07/25/2015 - 13:06

Man cave chair for my Hubby, made entirely from reclaimed/scrap wood.  This took a long weekend to build (includes time to rip down the reclaimed wood, and a couple of tries to get the padded arm rests right). 

This build uses the Simple White Outdoor Chair plan, adjusted to fit smaller cushions and use my scrap/reclaimed wood. 

The seat cushion is covered with marine vinyl, and the back cushion is covered with fabric from a curtain already on hand.  The covers are done in a simple box style.  The seat cushion closes with ties at the back, and the back cushion has an envelope back.  

The end result is a sturdy, comfortable chair that’s not too heavy, and is decked out with colors from Hubby’s favorite football team.  I’m very pleased to say that Hubby likes his new chair!

Estimated Cost
Cost: $75 for cushion materials (high density foam and vinyl). Everything else was reclaimed or already on hand.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Plywood and whitewood boards
Finish Used
Finish: 2 coats gloss black (Valspar Ultra paint + primer). The bottom surfaces of the legs are covered with some adhesive backed felt for easy sliding.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate