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7 DIY Patio Chair Plans You Can Make Today (with Pictures)



Patio chairs are excellent woodworking projects that you can usually complete in a day or two with a minimum number of tools. They require only a small amount of lumber that you can generally get at a reasonable cost from the local hardware store, and you don’t need a lot of experience to make the cuts and assemble them.

We’ve scoured the internet to find every possible usable blueprint for learning how to build a patio chair that we could find, and we’re going to share them with you here. Please join us while we look over several easy to build patio chair plans.

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The 7 DIY Patio Chair Plans

1. 1001 Ana White DIY Patio Chair

DIY Modern Outdoor Chair from 2x4s and 2x6s
Image Credit: Ana White

The Anna White Patio Chair is one of the easiest patio chair plans we have been able to find. It’s very straightforward and requires little more than a few 2x 4’s and a saw. If you are just getting started with woodworking, this patio chair is an excellent first project that results in a durable chair.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: Several 2×4’s and 2×6’s, Screws

Tools Needed: Hammer, Hand saw, Drill

2. Old World Garden Farms DIY Patio Chair

DIY Outdoor Chairs- Durable, Comfortable and Inexpensive
Image Credit: Old World Garden Farms

The Old World Garden Farms Patio Chair is another easy to build outdoor chair plan. You can build the entire chair out of eight boards and complete construction in less than two hours. This project is great for youngsters and results in a durable outdoor chair.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:Eight boards, Wood screws

Tools Needed: Hand saw, Electric screwdriver

3. How To Specialist DIY Patio Chair

DIY Patio Chair
Image Credit: How To Specialist

The How-To Specialist Patio Chair is another easy-to-build outdoor chair plan on our list that requires only a few tools. There are quite a few boards in the chair that you will need to cut and screw together, so we put in in the moderate difficulty pile, but the only real skill required is patience to assemble all of the pieces.

Skill Level: Moderate

Materials: Lumber, Wood screws, Wood glue, Sandpaper

Tools Needed: Hammer, Hand saw, Drill

4. Nate Large DIY Patio Chair

The Nate Large Patio Chair is a moderately difficult chair that you can build in a single day. A YouTube video provides the instructions, and though the creator uses a table saw, you can probably make the cuts with a hand saw.

Skill Level: Moderate

Materials: Lumber, Screws

Tools Needed: Table saw, Drill

5. DIY Pete Patio Chair

The DIY Pete Patio Chair is a moderately difficult outdoor chair plan that’s great for students or for creating seating around your home. You can build it in one day, and it only requires a few tools and a small amount of lumber.

Skill Level: Moderate

Materials: Wood, Wood glue, Wood screws

Tools Needed: Sander, Jig-saw, Drill, Clamps

6. DIY Creator Patio Chair

The DIY Creator Patio Chair is an advanced project that results in an extremely durable outdoor chair that will last many years. It requires some advanced tools like a table saw, but if you have experience with a hand saw, it’s possible to use that.

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials: Wood, Nails, Wood glue

Tools Needed: Hammer, Table saw, Drill press, Clamps

7. Fix This Build That DIY Patio Chair

The Fix This Build That Patio Chair is a nice-looking chair that isn’t too hard to build, especially if you have a table saw as is demonstrated it the video. Since you will need the table saw, and there is a lot of cutting required, we put it on the advanced pile, but if you take it step-by-step, it’s doable.

Skill Level: Advanced

Materials: Lumber, Nails, Glue

Tools Needed: Hammer, Hand saw, Drill

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There are two things to remember when learning how to build a patio chair. The first is always to wear protective equipment, especially when using any saws or sanders. Safety glasses, heavy-duty gloves, and masks should be purchased first. The second thing to keep in mind is that these are outdoor chairs, and they need sealing with some type of varnish or polyurethane. We recommend treating the wood before you cut it.

We hope that you have enjoyed reading over this shortlist and found something you like. If you have found it helpful, please share these patio chair plans you can DIY today on Facebook and Twitter.

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