DIY Modern Outdoor Chair

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cherishedbliss added on 7/30/2017

Build these comfy Modern Outdoor Chairs using only 2x4's. This chair sits a little low to the ground making it extremely comfortable to kick your feet out and relax around a fire or enjoy an evening with friends!


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Build Arms (2)

Cut the boards for the arms according to the image. Drill Kreg HD Pocket Holes and assemble the pieces as shown using Kreg HD Screws.


Attach Back Supports

Attach the back supports to the two arms as shown in the diagram using Kreg HD Pocket Holes and Kreg HD Pocket Hole Screws.


Attach the Seat Facing

Attach the seat facing to the arms as shown using Kreg HD Pocket Holes and Kreg HD Screws.


Cut and Attach Side Rails

In order to get the two side rail supports (1 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 22 3/4") use a table saw to rip a 2x4 cut to 22 3/4" in half. Attach as shown using 2 1/2" outdoor wood screws.


Attach Seat Supports

Attach the seat supports to the side rails using 2 1/2" wood screws as shown.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(4) 2x4, 144", Redwood Board  


(2) Boxes Kreg HD Screws (125 ct)  
(1) Box 2 1/2" Outdoor Wood Screws  

Parts/Cut List:

(4) Seat Back Supports, 2"x4"x24"  
(4) Seat Supports, 2"x4"x24"  
(2) Arm Boards, 2"x4"x 25 3/4"  
(4) Arm Boards, 2"x4"x24 1/4"  
(2) Arm Boards, 2"x4"x22 3/4"  
(2) Seat Board Supports, 1 1/2"x1 3/4"x22 3/4"  
(2) Side Supports, 2"x4"x22 3/4"  

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