This lounge chair is one of those backward builds. I found the chaise cover in my local IKEA's salvage department a few years ago. It took a fair bit of bin digging for compatible pieces, but I found the three that make up my upholstery at a total cost of $3. Nice score, even for a black belt cheapskate like myself. I chose it from the materials stockpile recently and this chaise is what I built to fit it.
This is a nice and easy one you should be able to whip up in an afternoon. Negligible finishing is involved. Let's face it: finish work can get a little tedious and sometimes you just need an instant gratification build (or at least I do). On that same vein, as long as it's square, the frame can be ugly under all that nice fabric, so the project gets high marks for scrap-busting. My legs all match, but the rest is a jumble of leftovers.
Note: in this Instructable, I'll be sharing the materials/tools I used, and steps I followed. This project, like most, can be customized to fit your set of circumstances. There's more than one way to do everything. My way is right. So is yours.
Another note: in case you are curious, my IKEA heaven is no longer. The last few times I've hit the "as-is" room, there were items still in their original packages. Nothing was severely damaged or strewn about. Gallon bags of hardware for a dollar are nowhere to be seen. I saw a chair cover similar to the one I used. Priced $75. I'm glad I stocked up while the gettin' was good.