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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

      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

      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

      CLOSEUP OF TAPERED FEET

    4. Step: 4

      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

      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

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

    7. Step: 7

      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

      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

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

    10. Step: 10

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

    11. Step: 11

      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

      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

      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

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

    15. Step: 15

      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

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

    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

    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

    CLOSEUP OF TAPERED FEET

  4. Step: 4

    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

    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

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

  7. Step: 7

    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

    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

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

  10. Step: 10

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

  11. Step: 11

    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

    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

    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

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

  15. Step: 15

    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.