Need outdoor seating for your patio? Follow our guide on how to make a single seater chair set.
- 32mm Kreg Screws
- Wood Glue
- Rubber Feet (Optional Extra)
- Wood Filler
- Kreg Pocket Hole Plugs (Optional)
- Fired Earth Cabinet and Furniture Paint
Tools you will need:
- A pencil
- tape measure
- Kreg Pocket Hole Jig
- cordless drill
- sander & sandpaper
- foam roller with a paint tray and a scraper
21 mm plywood sheet cut to:
- 8 @ 630mm x 94mm
- 20 @ 600mm x 94mm
- 4 @ 650mm x 94mm
- 8 @ 608mm x 94mm
- 4 @ 610mm x 50mm
For your convenience, have Builders cut your timber to size.
(One piece of 21mm Ply makes 2 chairs).
Start by making the two box sides of the chair structure: You will need 2 x 608mm x 94mm, 2 x 630mm x 94mm, 1 x 650mm x 94mm and 1 x 610mm x 50mm slat for each side box structure.
Begin by drilling pocket holes on both sides of the 608mm x 94mm slats.
Now drill pocket holes on only one side of the two 630mm x 94mm slats.
Using wood glue between the mating surfaces and Kreg Screws, fasten one of the 608mm x 94mm slats to the two 630mm x 94mm slats on the side without Kreg pocket Holes. Make sure the un-used Kreg pocket Holes are on the outside of the box.
Again using wood glue between the mating surfaces, fasten the 650mm x 94mm piece to the two 630mm x 94mm pieces with Kreg Screws.
The last 608mm x 94mm piece will help form the seat brace and needs to be fastened perpendicular to the two 630mm x 94mm slats with an offset of 250mm from the bottom, again using wood glue and Kreg Screws.
Now to complete the seat brace, fasten the 610mm x 50mm piece to the slat installed in step 5. This needs to be offset by 21mm (thickness of timber) from the top edge of the slat installed in step 5, again using wood glue and Kreg screws
The box sections are complete
Repeat these steps to create a total of 4 side box structures. With all the box sections complete, it is now time to join them together with the 600mm x 94mm slats
Start by drilling pocket holes on both sides of all twenty 600mm x 94mm slats. Kreg and pile of drilled slats
Now take one side box structure with the back edge face down. Take four 600mm x 94mm slats and align the first with the top edge, the second with the seat slat brace and the others evenly in-between. Fasten those in position with wood glue and Kreg screws.
Fasten the opposite side box structure with the same alignment using wood glue and Kreg screws.
With all the back slats secure, flip your chair so the front face is face down. Now align one 600mm x 94mm slat with the seat slat brace and fasten with wood glue and Kreg Screws.
With your chair structure sitting the right way up, align one 600mm x 94mm slat in the centre and then evenly space the remaining four 600mm x 94mm slats over the seat brace before fastening with wood glue and Kreg screws.
Structure is complete
Your structure is now complete. Repeat these steps to complete the second chair. With your structure now complete, you can now customise the look to suit your style and home.
Start by filling all the Kreg pocket holes. You can use Kreg Pocket Hole Plugs or wood filler.
Disguise any other imperfections in the timber with wood filler.
Once the wood filler has dried, give your chair structure a good sanding before dressing the timber to suit your style and home.
We used the Fired Earth Cabinet and Furniture Paint as it is so easy to use and is hard-wearing.
As an optional extra, you can now add some rubber feet to the bottom of your chairs which will help protect both your chairs and floor surfaces.
A modern home made piece of furniture made from just one sheet of plywood. Be sure to see the table and double seater designs to complete the set.
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