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DIY Modern Deck Chair



This DIY modern deck chair is an easy-to-make lounge chair that is great for outdoors and only requires 2 power tools. This design is made out of 2x12s and ¾” pine boards and is a great project for beginners. I only used a circular saw and a drill to make this outdoor lounge chair but a compound miter saw and jig saw could be used instead.

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    1. Step: 1

      CUT 2x12s TO LENGTH I cut two pieces of a 2x12 48 inches long. This can be done with a circular saw or compound miter saw.

    2. Step: 2

      CUT CORNER TO CORNER I drew a line corner to corner on the pieces of 2x12 and then cut along the line with a circular saw. I did this to both pieces to make 4 triangular pieces.

    3. Step: 3

      TRIM THE ENDS I measured in 3 inches from the end and then drew a line to the corner. I then cut along this line with a circular saw. I did this to all four pieces.

    4. Step: 4

      TRIM THE OTHER ENDS I measured in from the ends and then drew a line at 45 degrees with a speed square. I made two seat pieces and two back pieces.

    5. Step: 5

      SCREW TOGETHER I measured in 18 inches and screwed the back pieces to the seat pieces.

    6. Step: 6

      ADD SUPPORT PIECES I screwed in two 12 inch long pieces of 2x4 to the back pieces using 3-inch long deck screws.

    7. Step: 7

      SCREW ON THE SEAT BOARDS I cut pieces of 2-1/2” x 3/4” pine boards long enough to overhang each side by 1/2”. I then used stainless steel finish screws to fasten the boards to the frame. I pre-drilled holes to prevent splitting.

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DIY Modern Deck Chair

by Homemade Modern
Aug 01, 2018

This DIY modern deck chair is an easy-to-make lounge chair that is great for outdoors and only requires 2 power tools. This design is made out of 2x12s and ¾” pine boards and is a great project for beginners. I only used a circular saw and a drill to make this outdoor lounge chair but a compound miter saw and jig saw could be used instead.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1

    CUT 2x12s TO LENGTH I cut two pieces of a 2x12 48 inches long. This can be done with a circular saw or compound miter saw.

  2. Step: 2

    CUT CORNER TO CORNER I drew a line corner to corner on the pieces of 2x12 and then cut along the line with a circular saw. I did this to both pieces to make 4 triangular pieces.

  3. Step: 3

    TRIM THE ENDS I measured in 3 inches from the end and then drew a line to the corner. I then cut along this line with a circular saw. I did this to all four pieces.

  4. Step: 4

    TRIM THE OTHER ENDS I measured in from the ends and then drew a line at 45 degrees with a speed square. I made two seat pieces and two back pieces.

  5. Step: 5

    SCREW TOGETHER I measured in 18 inches and screwed the back pieces to the seat pieces.

  6. Step: 6

    ADD SUPPORT PIECES I screwed in two 12 inch long pieces of 2x4 to the back pieces using 3-inch long deck screws.

  7. Step: 7

    SCREW ON THE SEAT BOARDS I cut pieces of 2-1/2” x 3/4” pine boards long enough to overhang each side by 1/2”. I then used stainless steel finish screws to fasten the boards to the frame. I pre-drilled holes to prevent splitting.