The outdoor chaise lounge gets a modern twist! Build your own and save money, using off the shelf lumber and step by step plans from Ana-White.com
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Want to build better outdoor furniture? Over the twenty years I've been building, maintaining, and enjoying my own outdoor furniture, I've learned a few tips that can help build longer lasting furniture.
- 3 - 2x4 @ 10 feet long
- 2 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
- 7 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
- 2 sets of 3" hinges suitable for exterior use
- 2-1/2" exterior self tapping wood screws
- 2" exterior self tapping wood screws
- Exterior wood glue
- 2 - 2x4 @ 75" - frame
- 4 - 2x4 @ 24-1/2" - frame
- 4 - 2x4 @ 11-1/4" - legs
- 2 - 2x2 @ 27" - cleats
- 2 - 1x4 @ 78" - side slats
- 6 - 1x4 @ 48" - main slats
- 6 - 2x2 @ 3" - stop blocks
- 6 - 1x4 @ 30" - back slats
- 4 - 2x2 @ 23-1/2" - back supports
- 2 - 2x4 @ 10" - prop supports
Cut all boards using a compound miter saw or circular saw with guide.
To build this lounger, you can either use the Kreg Jig (pocket hole recommendations shown above) or self tapping wood screws.
The advantage of pocket holes is no visible fasteners. If you are using a cushion, this will cover all the fasteners, so this may or may not be as important to you.
When joining 2x to 2x boards, the setting is 1-1/2" with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws. When joining 2x to 1x boards, use the 3/4" setting and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.
Now take some of the 1x2 scraps and create stops as shown above to hold the prop up in place. You can space these at any desired location.