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Free Plans to Build a Dining Chair (#3)

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Free Plans to Build a Dining Chair 3

Alrighty… Over the last couple of weeks I’ve posted plans for Dining Chair #1 and Dining Chair #2. Today’s plan is for Chair #3 and next week will be the last part of the series but it is still a secret! I promise, you will not be disappointed!!

 

Dining Chair #3

Free Plans to Build a Dining Chair 3

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Edge banding for seat, if desired

Lumber:

  • 1 – 2×4 at 6′
  • 1 – 1×6 at 6′
  • Scrap of 3/4″ plywood for the seat

Cut List:

  • 2 – 2×2 at 15-1/2″ – Upper Back Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 18-1/2″ – Lower Back Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 17-3/4″ – Front Legs
  • 3 – 1×3 at 15″ – Front & Back Aprons, Back Slat
  • 1 – 1×4 at 15″ – Upper Back Slat
  • 1 – 1×3 at 6-1/2″ – Center Back
  • 2 – 1×3 at 14″ – Stretchers
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 18″ x 18″ – Seat

 

Click on the drawings to enlarge them!

1. Cut the pieces for the legs. Cut a 5 degree bevel in the bottom of each upper piece. The angle allows the back to “recline” so to speak! Drill pocket holes in the top edge only of the lower leg pieces then attach the top using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

 Free Plans to Build a Dining Chair 3_Leg 1

Free Plans to Build a Dining Chair 3_Leg 2

2. Cut the pieces for the back apron and the back slats.  Cut the upper back slat using a jigsaw as shown. Drill pocket holes in each end of each piece. Secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The front faces of the slats will be flush with the front faces of the legs.

Drill pocket holes in each end of the back apron. Secure the piece as shown, the outer face will be flush with the back face of the lower legs.

Free Plans to Build a Dining Chair 3_Back

3. Cut the pieces for the front frame. Drill pocket holes in each end of the apron. Secure using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The front faces of the apron will be flush with the front faces of the legs.

 Free Plans to Build a Dining Chair 3_Front Frame

4. Cut the pieces for the stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws in the front legs and 2″ pocket hole screws in the back legs.

 Free Plans to Build a Dining Chair 3_Stretchers

5. Cut the piece for the seat. Cut the notches for the legs as shown and apply edge banding if desired. Secure the seat to the frame using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Free Plans to Build a Dining Chair 3_Seat 1

Free Plans to Build a Dining Chair 3_Seat 2

Finish as desired.

 

Share your fabulous work with me… Send photos to cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com or designsbystudioc {at} gmail {dot} com. I would love to feature your work on DbSC!

Until next time,

Happy Creating!

#DIY #Build #Woodworking

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  • CherTexter

    If you ever have any questions, please feel free to ask! I like to help others to be as addicted to DIY as I am! Thank you for stopping by!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003099014157 Brandi Pifer

    Can this be built with one piece legs? I am not comfortable enough yet with angles to try it, but I love the design. Would they be sturdy enough without the angle?

    • CherTexter

      Absolutely!! They will still definitely be sturdy enough. I’m so excited that might try this – send photos, please, if you build it! I would love to see it! Thank you for stopping by!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003099014157 Brandi Pifer

        Thanks for your reply, I will definitely send photos!

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