I’ve always wanted to build a lawn chair. This year my wife gave me 3 projects for the summer. #1 two lawn chairs. #2 A bench swing for the back yard. And #3 some cedar planter boxes for the back yard for vegetables.

I decided to use the plans for sale from WoodGears.ca since it looked very nice and included a 1:1 template of the build. I never built anything using 1:1 plans before, so I thought it would be nice to try. Matthias has some very nice plans on his site that I have been admiring for some time, such as his screw advance box joint jig (http://woodgears.ca/box_joint/jig.html). I figured this would be a nice starting point into his plans available.

I built my chair out of cedar, and then applied a teak oil finish so it keeps its golden colour for a little while. The chairs are very comfortable and I am happy with the results!

Here is a link to the plans and video from WoodGears.ca:

Cedar Lawn Chairs

Cedar Lawn Chairs