Build a Wooden Chair

DIY a Wooden Chair.

Wide wooden chairs for your terrace or garden.

Are you a book lover? If so, you might want to take a look at this DIY wooden chair. It's minimalistic, you can choose the wood you love most -- rustic cedar, modern pine, or sturdy oak -- and since it's so wide, you could even add some pillows. Imagine a combination of textures, so chic! And, of course, this will be your next favorite place to read!

This wooden chair can be made in 3 steps and you’ll need 2x4” lumber with different lengths, your measuring tape, a square, a hand saw or electric saw, a dril and screws. That’s it!

Ideal for: Livingroom, study, home office, garden or even a cafe.

Let’s do this wooden chair!


A note before starting - 

Please understand - the below diagrams are genuinely and carefully designed to help you navigate the build process. However, we don’t include specific recommendations for which tools, hardware, or products to use. These truly are “DIY” designs. 

As such – a significant portion of the build-process will be up to you, the builder. So please know, there is no “right” or “wrong” way to assemble any of our designs! If you need to depart from the instructions, or rearrange things along the way, feel free to. 

The only thing we ask: please be safe! And of course, there’s no shame in asking an expert for help or seeking guidance from your local professionals at any time. 

And please: enjoy the process!

Wooden Chair Parts List

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2'' x 4'' Lumber - 27" Length
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2'' x 4'' Lumber - 34" Length
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Wooden Chair Assembly Steps

How do you know which part is which from the parts list? Click on "Edit Design in 3D" button above and you'll be able to click on each part to see its name.

Step 1: Building the Side Frames of the Wooden Chair

For our first step, you'll be needing five 2x4" lumber - 27" lengths for each frame. We will be building two frames. These frames will be on the sides of our chairs. Grab your measuring tape and make sure to mark correctly all the union points of the four lumber that will make the sides of our chair. Be patient and double check your measurements, a wrong cut could ruin your final project or debalance your chair.

For this, we recommend using a drill with a bit of 2 1/2 " screws. After you mark each corner, carefully drill your holes, then place two on the edges of each lumber. This will reinforce the union of the two parts and greatly support your chair. 

Once you're done with all the corners, place your smallest piece of lumber in the middle and screw it into the main frame.

Step 2: Building the Wooden Chair Assembling Frames

We need to add the back of our chair to our frame. Be extra careful with this step and mark out the points where your 2x4" lumber 27" length will be placed. Perhaps somebody can help you hold these parts together while you screw the pieces in. 

If you observe our "Group 2 Assembly Frames," you will see that the back lumber of the chair is aligned evenly with the wood of the side frames.

Drill your holes with a bit made of 4" screws You will use 2 screws on each lumber, making sure that the first or superior lumber is fixed onto the rest arm lumber and the chair leg lumber. This will give extra stability to the structure.

When placing the second piece of lumber into your back chair, make sure to use a guide to establish a good space in between each piece of wood. This guide should also be used on the seats of these chairs so they look aesthetically appealing.

Step 3: Assembling Grill of Our Wooden Chair

This is our last step! Kudos! You’re almost there!

With the same guide you used for the back of the chair, start placing the lumber that will be the grill seat. You'll need to place six pieces of 2x4" lumber and place them evenly with your guide. Make sure to mark them correctly and drill two holes into each of them. We suggest you start with the lumber close to the back of your seat until you reach the front of the chair. We will use 2 1/2 " screws for this step. Important: By making 2 holes on the edge of each lumber, you'll make it sturdy and prevent the pieces from moving later on in case you were thinking of just screwing one hole so you can finish faster. Use your gloves, there will be a lot of drilling and screwing, but it's all worth it. After this, you'll be finished!

So there it is, your chair! You can leave it like this or add a cushion with a very colorful texture. It's all about your taste and your home style!

Corner Bench Plans For Your Backyard

Hey DIYers! Do you have a great garden at home! Here are the plans to our wooden corner bench featuring a little table between them!. Readapt 3D modeling according to your needs, follow the step-by-step guide and discover the list of parts needed to accomplish this DIY project. Enjoy the process!

Finished Product in 3D!