Farmhouse Chair

Submitted by thediyplan on Sat, 06/01/2019 - 06:50
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I made this farmhouse chair to match the dining table that I build from Shanty-2-Chic website.  For this project its important to use wood glue on all of the joints so that it would stay together for a long time.

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Farmhouse Chair


Shopping List

Tools for this project

Kreg Jig
Miter Saw
Tape Measure
Staple Gun
Skill Saw
Jig Saw
Nail Gun

Material List

• 1x10x8' (x5)
• 1x4x8' (x3)
• 2x4x8' (x1)
1 1/4" Pocket hole screws
2" Wood Screws
Wood Glue

Cut List


Farmhouse Chair cut list


Step 1

Cut Back Legs

First using Miter Saw cut 2x6 to 48". If you prefer to have a shorter back for your farmhouse chair then you could always make it shorter. Mark 2x6 with provided dimensions. Use Skill Saw for most of the cutting and use jig saw for cutting the center back of these legs.

Step 2

Cut and Notch the Back Cross

Next we'll make an X for the back of the chair. Using Miter Saw cut 1x4 to provided dimensions from cut list and notch the middle section to half of the board thickness which is 3/8". You will need to make two of these.

Step 3

Assemble the Cross

Make sure to use wood glue when putting this together. Attach the upper and lower boards to the X. Use clamps to hold it all boards in place and then using nail gun attache the cross to the bottom and top boards. The upper and lower boards will have one pocket hole on each side.

Step 4

Assemble Back and Front Legs Together

Assemble side of the chair using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws. (x2)

Step 5

Attach Cross to the Back Legs

Now attache both side together. The pocket holes on the top of the cross could be covered with a dowel to hide the screws.

Step 6


Farmhouse Chair dimensionsAssemble the Seat Cushion

Cut plywood to cover the top (19"x20"). Cut cushion 1/2" larger then the plywood on all four sides (20x21). Wrap cushion with fabric and staple fabric on the bottom to plywood. Once complete attach the seat to chair using 1 1/4" pocket screws. You're done.

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