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Another Easy to Build Dining Chair


The Daniela Dining Chair Plans

I really love this chair design and am considering building these for myself! The Daniela dining chair plans are really easy to build, and several can be built in a weekend. I think it would look really cool if several were built, then painted different colors around a dining table… Plus, this would be quite the inexpensive project!
Daniela Dining Chair Plans-Copy

Materials:

Lumber:

Materials are to build ONE chair…

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

Cut List:

  • 2 – 2×2 at 18″ – Lower Back Legs
  • 2 – 2×2 at 22″ – Upper Back Legs
  • 2 – 1×3 at 16-1/2″ – Back & Front Stretchers
  • 2 – 2×2 at 17-1/4″ – Front Legs
  • 1 – 2×2 at 16-1/2″ – Lower Front Stretcher
  • 2 – 1×3 at 15″ – Upper Side Stretchers
  • 2 – 2×2 at 15″ – Lower Side Stretchers
  • 4 – 1×3 at 16-1/2″ – Back Slats
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 18″ x 19-1/2″ – Seat

Daniela Dining Chair PlansClick on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the back legs. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in the top end of the lower back legs as shown. Cut the angles as shown in each piece  using a jigsaw or bandsaw. Cut a 5° bevel in the lower edge of the upper back legs. Assemble the back legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Cut the piece for the back stretcher. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the stretcher to the back legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The stretcher will be located 1/4″ back from the outside face of the legs.
Daniela Dining Chair Plans-Back Leg 1Daniela Dining Chair Plans-Back Leg 2Daniela Dining Chair Plans-Back Frame

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the front legs and the front stretchers. Cut the angles in the lower edge of the legs using a jigsaw or bandsaw. Drill pocket holes in each end of the 1×3 stretcher. Secure to the front legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The stretcher will be located 1/4″ back from the front face of the legs.

Set the pocket hole jig for 1-1/2″ material, and drill pocket holes in each end of the 2×2 pieces. Orient the piece so that the pocket holes face down and will not have to be filled. Secure the 2×2 in place as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.
Daniela Dining Chair Plans-Front Leg Frame

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the side stretchers. Drill pocket holes in each end of the 2×2 pieces, then reset the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 1×3 pieces. Secure the 1×3 pieces to the leg assemblies using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws in the front legs and 2″ pocket hole screws in the back legs, locating them 1/4″ back from the outside face of the legs. Secure the 2×2 pieces as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.
Daniela Dining Chair Plans-Side Stretchers

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the slats and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the upper back legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Position the slats so that the front face is flush with the front face of the legs.
Daniela Dining Chair Plans-Back Slats

Step Five

Cut the piece for the seat, and cut the notches using a jigsaw or bandsaw. Secure the seat to the frame using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Daniela Dining Chair Plans-Seat 1Daniela Dining Chair Plans-Seat 2Finish as desired!

The chair would look great at a desk, on a porch by the front door, or even in a bathroom to hold clean towels! Have any questions about the Daniela dining chair plans? Contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

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