DIY Outdoor Porch or Patio Furniture


Your outdoor porch design is just as important as the design of other parts of your house. Be inspired with how Ana White designed her porch by adding outdoor chairs. The chairs were manageable enough to be a DIY project. When it’s finished, you can use your chairs to accommodate your favorite cushions. Get the tutorial below:


  • Drill
  • Sander
  • Screws
  • Stain or paint
  • Wood slats in the following cuts and measurements:
  • For back top: 1 piece of 2×4 @22”
  • For arm rest: 2 pieces of 2×4 @28.5”
  • For inside cleat: 2 pieces of 2×2 @22.5”
  • For legs: 4 pieces of 2×4 @22.25”
  • For back and front slats: 4 pieces of 2×6 @22”
  • For side slats: 5 pieces of 2×4 @22” and 6 pieces of 2×6 @25.5”

The Steps:

  • To start, take the 3 pieces of side plats and attach them to the 2×4 legs. Use a drill to secure their position. To ease the process, drill some holes in advance before drilling two holes of 2×6 to the 2×4.

  • To get rid of difficulties at the end of the construction, sand off the rough edges and surfaces of the plats before you attach the 2×6.

  • Take your 2×6 side slat and then attach them to the legs slats. Secure them with wood glue and screws of 2 ½”.

  • Attach another slat to the previous one by taking a distance of ¾”. You can use the help of 1×3 scrap peace to do this.

  • Continue attaching the slat. Now is the thirds slat’s turn. After that, attach the leg slats and the arm piece.

  • Next, on the top of the arm pieces, put the arm rests and secure them with wood glue and screw with counter sink.

  • After that, attach the back slats by placing the arm pieces to standing up position and slid the 1×3. Look at the picture to see how it’s done. Continue the step with the front and back slats.

  • Now, add the piece of the back top. Make it to be flush with the slats of the arm rests.

  • Make sure that the line is hardly seen. Also, make sure that the cleat of the seat is low enough to suit the size of the slats of the seat and the side slats at the bottom when the chair is turned into upright position.

  • Next, secure the cleat on the arm pieces by screwing them in.

  • After that, attach the seat slats to the cleats and screw them to secure the position.

  • Next, grab some sand, cure, and wood filler to fill up the holes.

  • Then, give your chairs some polish with stain or paint.

  • Your chair is finished and now is the time to display it!


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