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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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      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.

    2. Step: 2

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      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.

    3. Step: 3

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      CLOSEUP OF TAPERED FEET

    4. Step: 4

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      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.

    5. Step: 5

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      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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      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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      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.

    8. Step: 8

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

    10. Step: 10

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

    11. Step: 11

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

    12. Step: 12

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      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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      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.

    14. Step: 14

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      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.

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  • How amazing! Perfect for summertime! Only one question - does it come in adult size? ;)
    By RYOBI Nation, on July 7, 2017

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Kids Cabana

by The House of Wood
Jun 21, 2017
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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!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge ebdaf5c0 7b28 4c22 bf2b 645a462b2850

    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.

  2. Step: 2
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    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.

  3. Step: 3
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    CLOSEUP OF TAPERED FEET

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 0f15d5ec 5923 4a09 a417 bb933d4ee85d

    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.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge 779c034b edc6 4be8 b2f0 b4a6d84047b2

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

  7. Step: 7
    Huge b4619305 faa9 4bb5 9f79 4460b657ce1f

    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.

  8. Step: 8
    Huge 72333c7b 5031 4f3b 8458 13542c2cde38

    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
    Huge d0afeda6 41f7 45c9 aa79 3cabfefe7b14

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

  10. Step: 10
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    ATTACH TOP RAILS Measure, mark, and cut 1x2 rails to length. Attach to legs with 1 ¼ inch exterior wood screws.

  11. Step: 11
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    BUILD THE CONSOLE Measure, mark, and cut 1x4 boards to length. Construct as shown with 1 ¼ inch brad nails and wood glue.

  12. Step: 12
    Huge b22d8c6f e037 4552 a831 ff27dbbcd98d

    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
    Huge 785b2ccb bb56 4468 bb77 82277b67c3fc

    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.

  14. Step: 14
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    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.