Deck Chair Plans
  from The
Kreg Tool Company.

This Deck Chair is Made from Cedar!

These deck chair plans are one of the 15 plans included on the "Pocket Hole Project Plans CD."  The PDF for this plan is only 8 pages long, so not nearly as complex as some of those that are 21 pages long.

To get the angles on the seat and back of this chair, though, will require some beveling, and some miter cuts.  The plan itself explains quite well how to do those steps.  Even though I would not recommend this plan for a complete woodworking novice, it is not so complex that, with a little experience under your belt, it can't be built.

The CD With These Deck Chair Plans is Available from Amazon.

This CD has 15 pocket hole woodworking plans, one of which is these deck chair plans.  The others include a kitchen stool, a simple wall shelf, a desk, a workbench, several tables, and much more.  Some of these plans would be suitable for the beginner woodworker, and some are interesting for their complexity!

Woodworking HAND Tools Needed to Build These Deck Chair Plans.

This Kreg plan requires the following woodworking HAND tools:

  • Kreg jig;
  • woodworking clamps;
  • tape measure; and
  • pencil.

The Woodworking Power Tools Needed.

Always make sure you
wear your safety glasses
when using your power tools.

You will need only a few woodworking POWER tools:

  • jig saw;*
  • drill; and
  • router.**

*You will need to be able to bevel cut some of the back pieces.  This can be done with a jig saw, but would be much easier with a table saw.  You will also need to miter cut a couple of pieces.  Again, this can be done with the jig saw, but would be easier with a miter saw.

** A router is not absolutely necessary, but would give your chair a more finished appearance.  If you do want to router the edges, as shown in the plan, a router and a 3/16" round over bit will be needed.

 List of the Materials for This Kreg Jig Plan.


The wood you need is:

  • (3) 1x4 by 8' cedar;
  • (1) 1x3 by 8' cedar: and
  • (3) 2x4 by 8' cedar.

The other materials you need are:

  • (86) 1 1/2" Kreg Blue-Kote Pocket Hole Screws;
  • (28) 2 1/2" Kreg Blue-Kote Pocket Hole Screws;
  • (2) 2" wood screws;
  • 100 pocket hole plugs in cedar; and
  • wood glue (for outdoors).

The Kreg pocket hole screws, as well as the cedar pocket hole plugs, may not be available from your local hardware or big box store.  By clicking on the photo of the screws, you can buy them directly from the Kreg Tool Company.

 Approximate Costs
to Build This Deck Chair?


The cost of the cedar wood is approximately $60.  The cost of the screws and cedar pocket hole plugs is approximately $40.  You will also have some additional costs for the glue and the finish on the chairs.

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our Hints, Tips and Recommendations!

These deck chair plans have a couple of steps that take you to the next level of woodworking.  These include being able to bevel an edge, and also to make a couple of accurate miter cuts.

The plans, though, do a good job of explaining these steps.  Even with a jig saw, the bevel cut would be manageable.  Of course, it would be much easier with a table saw.  The miter cuts are simple ones that could also be done with a jig saw.

Normally the position of the pocket holes is not an exact science.  For this plan, there are very specific instructions for the location of the pocket holes.

For making the side frames, the seat and the back of these deck chair plans, you will be doing some edge joining, so a Kreg Face Clamp would be very helpful.

The Kreg Right Angle Clamp would be helpful in attaching the side frames to the seat and the back.

For some Kreg plans designed for the beginner woodworker, see below.

Check Out Some of the
for the Kreg Jig!

For Beginner Woodworker Plans, Check Out the Kreg Jig Plans We Have Created!

Click on this link, or on the photo, to review some beginner woodworking plans for the Kreg Jig.  We have built all of these plans, so you know they will work for YOU!

Check out the 10 Plans Included in the Kreg DIY Project Kit.

I am very impressed with the 10 plans Kreg Tool Company put together for the Kreg DIY Project Kit!  They are great plans for the beginner woodworker!

If you don't want to buy the Kreg Kit, you can visit our review of each of these plans, and buy each plan individually.   Click here, or on the photo, to go to our summary page for these plans.

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