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Build a Luna Dining Chair

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A Gorgeous Piece of Seating to Build with the Luna Dining Chair Plans

Previously, I posted plans for the Luna Dining Table… So why not build a few chairs to match? The Luna Dining Chair plans feature a floating seat, solid back, and are super-easy to build! Luna Dining Chair Plans-Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 5/8″ brad nails
  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

Materials listed are to build ONE chair

  • 1 1×2 at 17″
  • 2 – 3/4″ square dowels at 3′
  • 2 – 2×2 at 8′
  • 1 – 2′ x 2′ sheet of 1/4″ plywood
  • 1 – 2′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 2 – 2×2 at 18″ – Lower Back Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 24″ – Upper Back Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 16-1/2″ – Front Legs
  • 6 – 2×2 at 17″ – Front, Back & Side Stretchers
  • 3 – 3/4″ square dowels at 17″ – Seat Spacers
  • 1 – 3/4″ square dowel at 18-1/2″ – Front Seat Spacer
  • 1 – 1×2 at 17″ – Seat Support
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 15″ x 17″ – Back
  • 1 – 1/4″ plywood at 15″ x 17″ – Inner Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 20″ x 20″ – Seat

Luna Dining Chair Plans Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the lower back legs. Cut the tapers on two adjoining sides using a jigsaw or a tapering jig on the table saw. The tapers will face to the inside of the chair when assembled. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in the upper end of the lower back legs noting that there will be a left and a right. Cut the pieces for the upper back legs and cut a 5° bevel in one end of each piece. Secure the upper back legs to the lower back legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Luna Dining Chair Plans-Lower Back Leg Luna Dining Chair Plans-Upper Back Leg

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the front legs and cut the tapers in the same manner. Cut the pieces for the front and back stretchers, and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the front stretcher to the front legs with the tapers facing to the inside using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Secure the back stretcher to the back legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Luna Dining Chair Plans-Front Frame Luna Dining Chair Plans-Back Leg Frame

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the side stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the front and back legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Luna Dining Chair Plans-Side Stretchers

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the seat spacers. Secure the side and back pieces first, using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Secure the front spacer piece using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. The back face of the spacers will be flush with the inside face of the stretchers. Luna Dining Chair Plans-Seat Spacers

Step Five

Cut the piece for the seat support. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the front and back stretchers and spacers using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The top edge of the support will be flush with the top edge of the spacers. Luna Dining Chair Plans-Seat Support

Step Six

Cut the pieces for the back frame. Set the pocket hole jig for 1-1/2″ material and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the upper back legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Luna Dining Chair Plans-Back Frame

Step Seven

Cut the piece for the back. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in all four edges. Secure the back inside the back frame using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The outside face of the back will be flush with the front face of the upper back legs. Cut the piece for the inner back. Secure to the back (to cover the pocket holes) using glue and 5/8″ brad nails. Luna Dining Chair Plans-Back Luna Dining Chair Plans-Inner Back

Step Eight

Cut the piece for the seat and apply edge banding, if desired. Cut the notches using a jigsaw. Secure the seat to the spacers and the center support  using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. Luna Dining Chair Plans-Seat 1 Luna Dining Chair Plans-Seat 2 Finish as desired. These chairs are a great “first chair build” project! When the chair is finished, it would be really cool to cover the inner back with fabric, scrapbooking paper, or even a map… Have any questions about the Luna Dining Chair plans? Leave a comment below or contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

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