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12 DIY Dining Chair Plans You Can Make Today (with Pictures)

Dining Chair Plans You Can DIY Today

Dining Chair Plans You Can DIY Today

The dining chair is always a great project for a woodworker to build. Dining chairs are one of the most popular kinds of chairs found in the home, and they are also one of the most abused, meaning they are often in need of repair or replacement.

We’ve searched the internet for the best plans that teach you how to build dining chairs of your very own. We separated the plans into easy, medium, and advanced difficulty so you can select a project that challenges your current skill level. Join us while we look at twelve plans that you can use to build your next dining chair.

 

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The 12 DIY Dining Chair Plans

1. DIY How To Specialist Plan

DIY How To Specialist Plan
Image Credit: How To Specialist

The How-To Specialist Dining Chair plan is easy to build and requires no special tools. The difficult angles are minimal, and you should be able to complete the project in a single day. This project is one of the few easy dining chair plans on this list, and it makes an excellent project for the beginner woodworker.

  • Skill Level: Easy
  • Materials: Boards, screws
  • Tools Needed: Saw, screwdriver

2. DIY Ana White Dining Chair Plan

DIY Ana White Dining Chair Plan
Image Credit: Ana White

The Ana White Dining Chair plan is easy to build and results in a functional dining room chair. It’s lightweight, portable, and durable. There are not a lot of tools required, and the author explains the directions clearly and provides illustrations.

  • Skill Level: Easy
  • Materials: Lumber, foam, screws, staples
  • Tools Needed: Jigsaw, drill, sander

3. DIY by The Design Confidential

DIY FURNITURE
Image Credit: The Design Confidential

The Design Confidential Dining Chair plan is a moderately difficult chair that only has one major hurdle, the back legs. Once you get the angle of the rear legs, you can create the rest of the chair in a few hours. This chair is an excellent project for someone looking to create simple angles.

  • Skill Level: Moderate
  • Materials: Boards, screws, stain
  • Tools Needed: Saw, screwdriver, sander

4. The DIY Plan

DIY Farmhouse Chair
Image Credit: The DIY Plan

The DIY Plan Dining Chair is a moderately difficult chair that features a cushion. The finished product is attractive and comfortable. The build is straightforward, and the only challenging part is the back legs.

  • Skill Level: Moderate
  • Materials: Foam, lumber, wood glue
  • Tools Needed: Drill, jigsaw, nail gun

5. Addicted 2 DIY Plan

DIY Dining Chair
Image Credit: addicted2diy

The Addicted To DIY Dining Chair plan is a moderately challenging plan that introduces you to the art of upholstering your chair. The author clearly explains all the directions in text, images, and video, and the upholstery knowledge is invaluable.

  • Skill Level: Moderate
  • Materials: Boards, screws, foam
  • Tools Needed: Clamps, drill, stapler

6. Designs By Studio C DIY Plan

DIY DINING CHAIR
Image Credit: Studio C DIY Plan

The Designs By Studio C Dining Chair is a moderately challenging project that requires some skill with the jigsaw to make the many angled cuts. If you are good at making even curves, the rest is simple assembly.

  • Skill Level: Moderate
  • Materials: Plywood, screws
  • Tools Needed: Saw, screwdriver

7. Addicted 2 Decorating DIY Plan

DIY Wingback Dining Chair
Image Credit: addicted2decorating

The Addicted 2 Decorating plan is a moderately difficult plan that doubles as an excellent introduction to cutting angles and curves. If you are having trouble with curves, you can eliminate most of them and still have a nice-looking and sturdy chair.

  • Skill Level: Moderate
  • Materials: Lumber, screws
  • Tools Needed: Saw, drill, screwdriver

8. Fine DIY Woodworking Chair

DIY Elegant Dining Chair
Image Credit: Fine Woodworking

The Fine Woodworking Dining Chair is an advanced video tutorial project that produces a high-quality chair that is comfortable and durable. The project is one of the fanciest on this list, and as such, it requires a lot of specialized tools. If you have advanced tools like the table saw and the router, this project is worth every minute you spend. The author clearly explains each step by video, so it’s easy to follow along.

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Materials: Lumber, foam, screws, fabric, wood glue
  • Tools Needed: Table saw, router, drill, clamps

9. Engineered Woodworking and DIY

The Engineered Woodworking and DI Dining Chair plan is an advanced build that results in an extremely durable chair. The author uses many advanced tools, but every step is clearly explained and demonstrated in the video.

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Materials: Lumber, wood glue, stain
  • Tools Needed: Table saw, router, clamps

10. The Wood Whisperer

The Wood Whisperer Dining Chair Plan is another advanced plan that requires several advanced tools but results in a high-quality chair. This chair happens to be one of our favorites, and if you have the experience, we highly recommend giving it a try.

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Materials: Lumber, foam, wood glue, screws
  • Tools Needed: Drill, table saw, jigsaw, clamps

11. Canadian DIY Woodworking

DIY Dining room chairs
Image Credit: Canadian Woodworking

The Canadian Woodworking Dining Chair Plan is an advanced design that produces an elegant-looking chair with a cushioned seat and floor protectors. There are some advanced cutting techniques used on this chair that may give even experienced woodworkers a struggle, so approach this project with care.

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Materials: Lumber, wood glue, foam, fabric, staples
  • Tools Needed: Saw, router, staple gun

12. Instructables DIY Plan

DIY Dining Chair Instructable
Image Credit: Instructables

The Instructables Dining Chair plan is an advanced plan that is time-consuming and requires sophisticated tools. If you want to put your precision woodcutting to the test, this is the project for you. The result is a classic-looking dining chair that is lightweight and sturdy.

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Materials: Lumber, wood glue
  • Tools Needed: Router, table saw, sander

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Summary

We hope that you have enjoyed looking over these plans and have found one that taught you how to build the dining chairs that suit your skill level. Most of these projects are not very challenging, and the angles and curves are the only tricky parts. If we have sparked your interest in beginning a new project, please share these 12 dining chair plans you can DIY today on Facebook and Twitter.

Also, we recommend using something like Archello’s project overview if you still haven’t found the right chair for your home.


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