Have you ever thought about making your own furniture? Not necessarily the kind of furniture that you would place in your living room and invite you guests over to sit in and watch a movie with you. But, perhaps a dining-table, a cabinet, or even chairs to place in your lanai or yard! Believe it or not, it’s not that hard to do. Follow this simple guide to be on the way to creating a simple, but beautiful, wooden chair.

Materials Needed:

    • 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 36 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 17″ long “LEGS”
    • 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 16″ long, 2 pieces – 16 1/2″ long “FRAME”
    • 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 16″ long, 5 pieces – 10 1/2″ long “BACKREST”
    • 1 pieces of 3/4 plywood – 19″x19 1/2″ long “SEAT”


The woodworking task is to develop the back legs for the wooden chair. Take precise measurements and mark the cut lines on the 2×4 slats. Utilize a proper round saw to get the job done and smooth the edges with sandpaper. Remove the residues with a cleaner in order to get an expert result.

How To Make A Wooden Chair
How To Make A Wooden Chair

The woodworking job is to construct the frame of the chair. For that reason, cut the supports from 1×3 lumber and drill pocket holes at both ends. Line up the supports with excellent care and lock them to the legs with 1 1/4″ screws and waterproof glue. Make certain the corners are right-angled and the supports perfectly horizontal.

Next is to construct the backrest of the chair. In order to get the task carried out in an expert manner, we advise you to build the leading and the bottom supports from 2×2 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends, align them with attention and protect them to the side legs with galvanized screws. Develop the vertical parts from 1×2 lumber, drill pocket holes at both ends and secure them into place with galvanized screws.

Build the seat out of 3/4″ plywood, making sure you take note of the guidelines explained in the diagram. Drill pocket holes through the supports and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the plywood seat.

Last but not least, we advise you to look after the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.