Introduction: Plywood Lounge Chair
Plywood arm/lounge chair made out of birch plywood.
Step 1: Things You Need
- 22mm birch plywood 40x120cm
- 2x 18mm birch plywood 20x120cm
- Wood screws
- Wood glue
- Danish oil
I used the following tools, but you can substitute them with whatever you have.
- Track saw
- Miter saw
- Scroll saw
- Hand drill
- Orbital sander
- Hand screw
Step 2: Design and Cut Material for the Frame
I sketched the design on the plywood until I was happy with the design and then I cut out the bottom side piece part with my track saw and finished the corners with a scroll saw. You can also use jigsaw or bandsaw.
I repeated the same process for the backside as well.
Step 3: Stretchers, Dados and Seat/back Supports
I cut the 18mm plywood into 6 slats - 3 for the backside and 3 for the seat. On the backside piece, I cut out dados with a scroll saw.
For the bottom, I cut a small strip of leftover plywood that spans between the front and back legs and cut dados out on the scroll saw as well. I glued and screw this strip to the side panel.
Step 4: Fill the Holes, Sand and Apply Finish
After driving in a screw to each hole, I cut some dowels, applied wood glue to each hole to attach the plug, and then sand them flush.
Finally, I sanded everything with 180 & 220 grit sandpaper. Since this is plywood, I made sure not to eat through the veneer but I did want to touch over all the surfaces to get them nice and smooth before finishing them with oil. In the end, I applied a coat of Danish oil and wiped away any excess.
Step 5: Final Product
I still need to cut the foam and sew cushions but I am pretty happy with how the chair turned out.
Step 6: Finished
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