This simple double lounger features a modern design twist. Easy to modify to a single width.
3 Door Hinges or other Simple Hinges
2 Simple Hinges less than 1 1/2″ wide
1 – 2×2, 8′ Long
2 – 1×2, 8′ Long
16 – 1×4 Boards, 8′ Long
1 1/4″ Screws
(Note: For Paint Grade, you could substitute 1x3s for the deck boards instead of 1x4s. A 1×3 firring strip is about $1.50 and a 1×4 is about $4.00. Measurements will change and you will probably need more 1×3 boards than called for in the 1×4 list)
3 – 1×4 @ 41 1/2″ (Base Joists)
2 – 1×4 @ 43″ (End Aprons)
2 – 1×4 @ 73″ (Side Aprons)
11 – 1×4 @ 51″ (Deck)
2 – 1×4 @ 76″ (Deck Sides)
2 – 1×2 @ 23 1/2″ (Cleats)
4 – 1×4 @ 25″ (Back Deck)
1 – 2×2 @ 40″ (Back Middle Supports)
2 – 1×2 @ 40″ (Back Top and Bottom Support)
2 – 2×2 @ 9 1/4″ (Prop Up Legs)
1 – 1×2 @ 41″ (Prop Up Catch)
So by now, you know the drill. To get a straight square project, you need to work on a level surface that is clean. Be safe. And predrill and countersink screw holes and use glue. Take a square (very important on this project!) I also recommend finishing your boards first, unless of course, you own a sprayer. Painting those tiny gaps is going to be quite tedious otherwise.
BUILD THE FRAME
Use 2″ screws and glue to build the frame as shown above.
Attach the deck boards to the joists using 2″ screws and glue. Keep the gaps at 1/4″, including a gap on the ends (from the aprons). The front overhangs 3/4″
Legs attach to the front, as shown above. Use 2″ screws and glue.
Attach the deck sides as shown above, using 2″ screws and glue and fastening to both the legs and the side aprons
Build the back as shown above. The boards are all inset 3/4″ from wither side. Note that to save you lumber, I changed the bottom support, shown above as a 2×2, to a 1×2. Just make sure the middle support is a 2×2.
Build the Prop up as shown above. Attach with hinges as shown above.
PROP UP HINGES
The Prop-Up should hinge as shown above.
Attach the back hinges as shown above. The pin should sit in between the main deck boards and the back deck boards.
Mark positions on the cleat as to where you would like to place catches for the propup. Then attach with 1 1/4″ screws scrap 1x2s as shown above to hold your propup in place. Make sure the catches are not in line with the back supports (just make sure the back will lay flat when closed before attaching the catches with glue).