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An Easy Chair to Build Just in Time for Holiday Entertaining


DIY Plans to Build a Weatherford Dining Chair

I’ve said it many times before – chairs are so easy to construct and this chair is no exception! Need extra seating for the upcoming holidays? The DIY plans to build a Weatherford Dining Chair are quick and easy! Several can be constructed over the course of a weekend providing extra seating for a fabulous dinner party!

DIY Plans to Build a Weatherford Dining Chair

Materials:

  • 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding, optional
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

To build ONE chair:

  • 1 – scrap 1×2 at 16″
  • 1 – scrap 1×3 at 15″
  • 1 – 1×4 at 6′
  • 1 – scrap 1×6 at 15″
  • 1 – scrap 1x1o at 12″
  • 1 – 2×2 at 4′
  • 1 – 2×4 at 8′
  • 1 – 2′ x 2′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 2 – 2×4 at 39-1/2″ – Back Legs
  • 4 – 1×4 at 15″ – Stretchers
  • 2 – 2×2 at 17-1/4″ – Front Legs
  • 1 – 1×2 at 16″ – Seat Support
  • 1 – 1×3 at 15″ – Back Frame
  • 1 – 1×6 at 15″ – Back Frame
  • 1 – 1×10 at 12″ – Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 18″ x 18″ – Seat

DIY Plans to Build a Weatherford Dining Chair_Dims

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the back legs. Draw the back legs on each 2×4 piece as shown in the drawing, then cut out using a jigsaw or a bandsaw.

DIY Plans to Build a Weatherford Dining Chair_Back Leg

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the stretchers. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the stretchers. Secure on of the stretchers to the back legs as shown using glue and 1-1/2: pocket hole screws. The stretcher will be positioned 1/4″ back from the back face of the legs.

DIY Plans to Build a Weatherford Dining Chair_Back Frame

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the front legs. Secure one of the stretchers to the front legs using glue and 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws. The stretcher will be positioned 1/4″ back from the front face of the legs.

DIY Plans to Build a Weatherford Dining Chair_Front Frame

Step Four

Secure the two remaining stretchers to the front and back legs using glue and 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws. The stretchers will be positioned 1/4″ back from the side faces of the legs.

DIY Plans to Build a Weatherford Dining Chair_Side Stretchers

Step Five

Cut the piece for the seat support and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the support to the front and back stretchers using glue and 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws. The top edge of the support will be flush with the top edges of the stretchers.

DIY Plans to Build a Weatherford Dining Chair_Seat Support

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the back. Cut the arc in the upper back piece (the 1×6) using a jigsaw. Drill pocket holes in each end of each piece. Secure the back pieces to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Cut the 1×10 piece for the back and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the back frame pieces using glue and 1-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Chair_Back Framing 2 Chair_Back

Step Seven

Cut the piece for the seat. Apply the edge banding to the exposed edges of the plywood then cut the notches using a jigsaw or a bandsaw.

Secure the seat to the frame using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

DIY Plans to Build a Weatherford Dining Chair_Seat 1

DIY Plans to Build a Weatherford Dining Chair_Seat 2

Finish as desired.

The chairs would look fabulous with a dark stain or each painted a different color. If a high gloss finish is your thing, it would look great as well! Several frames can be built with one long piece for the seat to create a bench, if desired! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Weatherford Dining Chair? Leave a comment below!

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