Add some extra seating to your outdoor area with these free outdoor chair plans. They'll add a lot of style for little cost to your deck, porch, or yard. These chairs are a great way to start making your own DIY patio furniture.
There are all different outdoor chair plans available in a wide variety of styles.
If you're interested in wooden chairs, there are a handful of plans that range from modern to rustic. If lounging is more along the lines of what you're looking for, there are plans for swinging chairs and even beds. You'll also find a few projects to help you makeover your existing outdoor furniture.
All these free plans have everything you need so you can get started building your outdoor chair the next spare moment you have. There are materials and parts list, cut lists, diagrams, step-by-step building directions, photos, and even videos to help your project be a success.
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DIY Outdoor Chairs
These gorgeous outdoor patio chairs use wide planks making them an easy build with a modern look. These are chairs that you can really sit into and enjoy the day. The original plan belongs to Ana White, but you don't want to miss the tips, tricks, and modifications that Thrifty & Chic has made to these chairs.
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Hanging Lounge Chair
This hanging lounge chair will bring some new life into your outdoor area and a whole bunch of fun. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this easy-to-build hanging outdoor chair that uses dowels, rope, and a drop cloth. Everyone will be fighting to sit in this chair!
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Modern Outdoor Chairs
These modern outdoor chairs are made entirely from 2x4s of beautiful redwood, but you can use any type of wood to create them. This free plan includes written building directions, printable lists for tools, materials, and parts, and diagrams and photos to help you build them.
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Aluminum Chair Makeover
Breathe some life into your dusty vintage aluminum lawn chair with this easy makeover that will take just an afternoon. Using paracord and macrame cord, you can do some simple weaving following the design shown. You could even get more creative and come up with a pattern on your own.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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Outdoor Sun Loungers
These wooden outdoor sun loungers would be the perfect place to hang out on a sunny day. They're fully adjustable so you can lounge any way you'd like. Push them together, and you've got yourself an outdoor bed!
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Tree Trunk Stools
If you're short on space or just want some flexible seating options, you'll want to check out these tree trunk stools. You'll use a tree trunk as a base and follow it up with some easy upholstery on the top. The tutorial also includes directions on how to build a tree trunk table.
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Adirondack Chair Plan
The Adirondack chair is a classic outdoor chair that goes with any style and fits in seamlessly with any type of outdoor area. A printable template is included so you can make sure to get all those gorgeous curves just right before putting the whole thing together.
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Budget Bed Swing
If you want an updated version of a traditional porch swing, try this free tutorial for a bed swing. All you need is two pallets, a brace, rope, and some hanging hardware to make it. This is a great budget project that costs under $15 to build!Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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Outdoor Movie Theater Seats
Outdoor movies are really popular right now but by moving outside you give up your comfortable indoor seating. With these free plans to build outdoor movie theater seats, you don't need to give up comfort.
The plan consists of a simple folding stand made of plywood. Just lean existing lounge cushions up against the stand and you're all ready to watch the movie.
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Outdoor Sectional Sofa
Using just two sheets of plywood, you can build this minimalist outdoor sectional. The full plans are all included with a materials/tool list, cut list, diagrams, building instructions, photos, and even a video.
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You can build this hanging hammock chair with just a few hanging supplies, a wooden dowel, canvas, and fabric paint. It would look great hung up in a corner of a porch or deck, or even out in the yard from a big tree.
Add a DIY round cushion cover to the bottom and you've got a comfortable outdoor chair that you can spend hours in.
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DIY Patio Chairs
Here are a set of modern outdoor chairs that are designed to fit a traditional 25x25-inch cushion that you could buy or make yourself. They can be painted or stained to make them fit in perfectly in your outdoor space.Continue to 13 of 16 below.
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Plastic Chair Makeover
Here's another makeover project that shows you step-by-step how to take a plain plastic chair and spray paint it to make it a great outdoor chair that you'll use for years to come.
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Wood Pallet Chair
This wood pallet building project uses two pallets and a few arms to create a large outdoor chair or small loveseat. You can really embrace the farmhouse look with this chair by using feedbags for the cushions.
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Folding Camp Stool
This project helps you create a folding stool, perfect for all your camping excursions. You could set these up around the yard or simply keep them stashed away in your shed for your next get together. Building the wooden frame is easy and the fabric seat is an easy sewing project.
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Follow this free plan for a modern outdoor bench that's perfect for lounging or spending time with a loved one. There are even built-in shelves for you to set your drinks. This tutorial also comes with plans on how to build the matching coffee table.