Make wood outdoor chaise lounge for $35. Free step by step DIY plans from Ana-White.com
5 – 2x4 @ 8 feet long
8 – 1x3 @ 8 feet long
2 – ¼” bolts 4” long with nuts and 6 washers
3” exterior screws
2” exterior screws or nails and glue to nail slats down with
2 – 2x4 @ 85”
2 – 2x4 @ 21”
16 – 1x3 @ 24”
6 – 2x4 @ 14”
2 – 2x4 @ 7”
2 – 2x4 @ 32”
3 – 2x4 @ 17 ½”
7 – 1x3 @ 37 ½”
1 – 2x4 @ 24” (stop block)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Build your frames first. You can use 1 1/2" PHs and 2 1/2" PH screws OR 3" countersunk screws. I highly recommend the PHs because it will hide your screws holes, making it easier to paint the pieces, and then attach later through the PHs.
Next add your slats. You can also attach slats from underneath with PHs if desired.
Attach legs, and then to front, attach second row of legs. Use 2 1/2" screws and glue here.
These legs are just long enough to provide you a spot to put the stop block when chaise is fully reclined.
Add the back slats.
Now we attach back to chaise with the pivot bolt ....
Brook is also sharing with us her step by step finishing tutorial here to get this amazing finish!
And the missing diagram for the stop block - thanks Brook for the heads up and Mark.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.