One of Kreg's Simple Wood Projects is this Outdoor Chair.
You Can Build This Lawn Chair!
This outdoor chair is one of the simple wood projects for your Kreg
pocket jig. It has a difficulty rating for a beginner. You will be assembling 24 pieces of wood, but neither the
sawing nor the assembly are difficult. This chair can be made from
pine, which you will have to paint to protect from the elements, or from
cedar, which you could stain.
The link to download your own copy
of this free wood working plan
an outdoor chair is at the bottom of the page.
It will take you to the
Kreg Tool Company website.
Woodworking Tools Needed to Build This Outdoor Chair.
This woodworking beginner plan from Kreg requires the following woodworking HAND tools:
- Kreg jig;
- woodworking clamps;
- tape measure; and
Always make sure you wear your safety glasses when using your saws or drills.
You will need the following woodworking POWER tools:
jig saw, circular saw and drill.
An electric sander would be easier than hand sanding, but it is not absolutely necessary.
Here is a List of the Materials for These Simple Wood Projects.
- (4) 1 inch by 4 inch 8 foot long pine or cedar;
- (2) 1 inch by 4 inch 6 foot long pine or cedar;
- (1) 2 inch by 4 inch 8 foot long pine or cedar;
- (75) 1 1/4 inch coarse, Blue-Kote, Kreg screws;
- (1) bottle of outdoor wood glue;and
- (10) 3/8 inch by 3 inch, stainless steel, carriage bolts, nuts and washers.
You may not be able to find the screws at 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.
The Estimated Project Costs for this Kreg Jig Project are Below.
To build this free Kreg plan from pine, your costs would be approximately $ , not including the cost of the paint.
To build this chair from cedar, your costs would be approximately $ , not including the cost of any finishing materials.
Check Out our Hints, Tips and Recommendations!
Our First Recommendation
is to Build
Simple Cutting/Measuring Jigs.
HINTS, TIPS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
As you review the cutting diagram for this simple wood project, you will
notice that you will be cutting multiple pieces of 3 different lengths.
A very simple cutting jig, that you can make in 15 minutes or less,
will help you get each piece the exact same length.
We will use the 23" length as an example, because you will be cutting 16 pieces of that length.
Measure 23" from the left end of one of the 8 foot long 1 by 4s. Line
up your circular saw blade along that mark. Take a scrap piece of wood
that is at least 21" long, and is completely square at one end. This
scrap is now your jig.
Lay the square end of your jig next to the left side of the base plate
of your circular saw. Mark where your jig overlaps the end of your 1x4.
Take a small scrap piece of wood, and screw it underneath your jig,
lining it up to the left of the mark you just made on your jig.
When you are done you will have a jig that you slide onto the left
side of your 1x4s. When it comes to a stop, clamp it in place. Line
the left side of the base plate of your circular saw next to the jig,
and make your cut.
Unclamp your jig from the piece you just cut, and repeat the aligning,
clamping and cutting 15 more times. All of these 16 pieces will be the
exact same length! Without you having to measure again and again. A
simple cutting jig makes simple wood projects even easier!
Our Second Recommendation
is to "Build"
a Simple Spacing Jig.
These free Kreg plans call for a 1/2" gap between each of the slats on
both the seat and the back. The fastest and most accurate way to get
those gaps even is to make a spacing jig.
Find or cut a scrap of wood that is exactly 1/2" thick, and 18 - 21 inches long.
After you attach the front slat of the seat frame, set your spacing jig
next to that front slat. Align your second slat next to the spacing
jig, and drive your Kreg screws into the seat frame. Then remove the
jig, and move it to the other side of your second slat for aligning your
With your spacing jig, you will have the gap between all of your slats the same! And without any more measuring.
A simple spacing jig makes even simple wood projects easier!
Even though your spacing jig is just a piece of wood, you want to mark
it so you don't have to make another one for the second third and fourth
chairs we are fairly certain you will be making.
We hope you enjoy these
simple wood projects
from Kreg Tool as much as we have!
Visit the Kreg Tool Company Website to Get Your Free Plans.
To go to the website for these wood working projects, click here,
on the Kreg Tools logo. Then click on the
"Get Inspired" tab at the top of the page, and then go to "Plans."