Step 1: - MATERIAL-TOOLS-SUPPLIES-SKILLS
1”x6” (3/4”x5-1/2”) x 34”
1”x2” (3/4”x1-1/2”) - two 10’ long sticks
- - (experts will recommend hardwood, but poplar isn't much denser than hem/fir)
14 flathead screws - #8 1-1/2” long
50’ (longer if you macrame) nylon or poly clothesline, baler twine, or parachute cord
hand saw, wood file/rasp, wood chisel
hand drill, 5/16” drill bit, #8 countersink, screwdriver
(power tools make this much easier, but are not necessary)
sandpaper, wood glue, primer, paint
If you can measure, saw and drill rather well, this is quite easy. Otherwise this may be a challenging project, especially cutting the notches for the TOP & BOTTOM RAILS, and squaring up the SEAT assembly.
Step 2: - SAW & SMOOTH
A) Cut the 1”x6” into two SEAT pieces (17” each).
B) Cut one stick into three SLATS (16” each) and two SEAT-RAILS (36” each).
C) From the other stick, cut two BACK-RAILS (48” each). About 24” is left over from this project. I could make an extra slat from it, but I didn’t.
D) At the bottom of the BACK-RAILS are the front feet. Cut them a bit less than 45 degrees. The back feet are at the bottom of the SEAT-RAILS. Cut the back feet a bit more than 45 degrees. (PHOTO )
E) Use the file and sandpaper to round all corners & edges. Smooth all wood surfaces. Smooth AGAIN because this is furniture. (PHOTO )