DIY chaise-lounge for outdoor use

When you see how beautiful these lounge chairs are it gets hard to believe that they were a DIY project. The fact is that you too can make something similar if you follow the instructions and are patient enough to pay attention to all the little details. At the end you’ll have two or more comfortable and stylish lounge chairs to sit on while admiring the beautiful summer weather.

These chairs copy a design from Pottery Barn. The difference is that they only cost $25 to make. It all started with some plans and a trip to the store for some supplies. First you need to make a rectangular frame using four wooden boards. They you attach three more boards for support. You can use a drill and a nailer to assemble the pieces and you’ll also need some wood glue. After you make the base of the chaise, use it to assemble the back. Allign each board on top of the other to make sure they match.

The back needs to be attached to the base. Use narrow utility hinges for that. Then use some scraps of wood to make stoppers for the backrest. Just pick the angle you want the backrest to sit at and attach the stoppers. After that’s done you can sand the frame. Attach four feet for the chaise as well and then you can paint the frame if you like. The original design also had wheels but you can ignore them if you find them too difficult to install or if you simply don’t need them. Now all you need is a soft mattress, cushion or whatever you can find around the house and the chaise lounge is done.{found on shanty-2-chic}.

Published by in DIY Projects, on July 9th, 2012


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