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Build a Curvy Armchair

Free Plans to Build a Curvy Armchair

The free plans to build a Curvy Armchair are the last in the collection coordinating with the Curvy Dining Table and the Curvy Bench. Hope you like this collection as much as I do and if you build it, please share photos! I would love to feature your hard work on Designs by Studio C!

free plans to build a curvy armchair_Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Finishing Supplies

Lumber:

  • 1 – 1×2 at 4′
  • 4 – 1×3 at 8′
  • 1 – 1×4 at 4′
  • 2 – 2×2 at 8′

Cut List:

  • 2 – 2×2 at 18″ – Back Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 20″ – Back Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 22″ – Back Frame
  • 2 – 1×3 at 22″ – Back & Front Frames
  • 2 – 2×2 at 27-3/4″ – Front Legs
  • 2 – 1×3 at 19″ – Side Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×3 at 20-1/2″ – Seat Supports
  • 2 – 1×3 at 17″ – Seat Frame
  • 2 – 1×3 at 25″ – Seat Frame
  • 5 – 1×3 at 20″ – Seat Slats
  • 2 – 1×2 at 21-7/16″ – Arms
  • 1 – 1×3 at 14″ – Back
  • 2 – 1×4 at 14″ – Back

free plans to build a curvy armchair

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the back legs. Cut a 5 degree bevel in the bottom of the 20″ piece, and drill pocket holes in the top of the 18″ piece. Assemble as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Keep in mind there will be a left and a right so that the pocket holes will be hidden and not have to be filled!

free plans to build a curvy armchair_Leg 1free plans to build a curvy armchair_Leg 2 

 

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the back frame and drill pocket holes in each end. Position the pieces as shown and assemble using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws in the 1×3 piece and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws in the 2×2 pieces.

free plans to build a curvy armchair_Back Frame 

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the front frame and drill pocket holes in each end of the 1×3 piece. Assemble using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a curvy armchair_Front Frame 

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the side stretchers and the seat supports. Drill pocket holes at each end of each piece then attach to the frames using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a curvy armchair_Side Stretchers

free plans to build a curvy armchair_Seat Supports 

 

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the seat frame and slats. Cut the notches using a jigsaw or bandsaw, then assemble the seat as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Position the seat on the chair and secure using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

free plans to build a curvy armchair_Seat 1

free plans to build a curvy armchair_Seat 2

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the arms. Cut a 5 degree bevel in the back edge of the arm and drill pocket holes in this edge. Secure the front of the arms to the top of the front legs using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails, then secure the back edge using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a curvy armchair_Arms 

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the back. Drill pocket holes in each end and cut the curve in the 1×4 pieces using a jigsaw or bandsaw. Position as shown and secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. the front face of the back pieces will be flush with the front face of the back frame.

free plans to build a curvy armchair_Back 

Finish as desired!

The free plans to build a Curvy Armchair can be constructed for indoor or outdoor use. This would be a great set to have on the deck for warm-weather entertaining! Have a request for a plan? Contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com or designsbystudioc {at} gmail {dot} com. I would love to create a plan for you!

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