simple outdoor chair with larger arms

A friend at work was wanting a chair for her front porch. This chair was a perfect fit for the space. I made the arms wider for more comfort. I have build several of these for family and friends. I even built a pair for my parents but made them taller so it would be easier for them to get up. They are so comfortable and very easy to build. I can't wait to build the sofa and love seat!

Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
pressure treated
Finish Used
Deck stain
Recommended Skill Level



Sat, 03/30/2013 - 19:13

I love this! Your scale is wonderful. Did you just add the wider arms on top of the arms in the plan?


Mon, 04/08/2013 - 06:42

I love the wider arms. Did you round them by using a jigsaw and did you use the jigsaw on both arms at the same time?


Mon, 04/08/2013 - 06:43

I forgot to ask about the name of the color and brand of paint you used. I like the dark brown color. Thanks.

In reply to by dawnkasotia


Sat, 04/13/2013 - 03:31

I used deck stain instead of paint. Holds up better and easier to reaply when needed and doesnt require a clear coat. I cant remember the name of the color, sorry.