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Kids Cabana



Keep your kiddos cool and relaxed with this adorable Outdoor Kids Cabana! With drink holders and a cubby for snacks, toys, and treasures, your little ones will be ready for summer fun!

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      STEP 1 - BUILD THE DECK FRAME Measure, mark, and cut 2x4 deck frame to length. Construct as shown, attaching with 2 ½ inch exterior wood screws. Be sure to pre-drill all pilot holes to reduce the risk of the wood splitting. Check for square and adjust as needed.

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      STEP 2 – ATTACH THE BACK LEGS AND FRONT FEET Measure, mark, and cut 2x4 legs and feet to size. Taper the feet with a circular saw (see closeup) and attach to deck frame with 2 ½ inch exterior wood screws.

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      CLOSEUP OF TAPERED FEET

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      STEP 3 – ATTACH THE DECKING Measure, mark, and cut decking to length. Attach to deck frame with 1 ¼ inch exterior wood screws. Space slats ¾ inches apart. *Tip: use a scrap 1x board as a spacer.

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      STEP 4 – BUILD THE BACK Measure, mark, and cut 1x4 and 1x2 boards to length. Construct as shown, attaching with 1 ¼ inch exterior wood screws. Space back slats ¾ inches apart.

    6. Step: 6

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      STEP 5 - ATTACH BACK Place constructed back onto lounge chair and attach with 1 1/4 inch exterior wood screws.

    7. Step: 7

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      STEP 6 – ATTACH DECKING AND DOWELS Measure, mark, and cut 1x4 boards to length. Cut 1 ¼ inch diameter dowel to 1 ½ inches long. Attach to lounge chair as shown with 1 ¼ inch exterior wood screws, spacing slats ¾ inches apart.

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      STEP 7 – ATTACH MIDDLE LEGS Measure, mark, and cut 2x4 middle legs to length. Attach to lounge chair with 2 ½ inch exterior wood screws.

    9. Step: 9

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      STEP 8 – ATTACH TOP RAILS Measure, mark, and cut 1x2 rails to length. Attach to legs with 1 ¼ inch exterior wood screws.

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      STEP 9 – ATTACH TOP RAILS Measure, mark, and cut 1x2 rails to length. Attach to legs with 1 ¼ inch exterior wood screws.

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      STEP 10 – BUILD THE CONSOLE Measure, mark, and cut 1x4 boards to length. Construct as shown with 1 ¼ inch brad nails and wood glue.

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      STEP 11 – ATTACH THE SIDES TO THE CONSOLE Measure, mark, and cut ¼ inch plywood to size and attach to console with 1 ¼ inch brad nails and wood glue.

    13. Step: 13

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      STEP 12 – ATTACH DRINK HOLDERS AND LID Using a 2 ¾ inch hole saw, cut drink holder holes into the shorter 1x4 board as shown. Attach to console with 1 ¼ inch brad nails and wood glue. Drill a finger pull into the longer 1x4 board and attach to console with a small hinge.

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      STEP 13 – ATTACH CONSOLE TO LOUNGE CHAIR Center the console onto the lounge chair and attach with 1 ¼ inch exterior wood screws.

    15. Step: 15

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      Sand, stain and/or paint, and finish as desired. I purchased the seat cushions from IKEA and used 3 yards of outdoor fabric for the canopy.

Comments (1)


  • How amazing! Perfect for summertime! Only one question - does it come in adult size? ;)

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