Introduction: // URBAN DIY // Simple Outdoor Chair

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This plywood outdoor chair is very easy to build and you can get all the materials from your local department store. If you don`t need anything fancy, you are on a low budget and really could use an extra chair outside, then this is the project for you.

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Step 1: Things You Need

You will need:

Plywood sticks 35 x 35 mm
14 Mounting brackets to the screws
Outdoor oil or polisher.
About 30 meters of elastic band


Sander plus 120- and 180-grit sanding pads
Circular saw or table saw
Drill / Driver plus assorted bits

The video was filmed with following equipments:

Lens 1
Lens 2
Field monitor:

Step 2: Cutting the Pieces

First cut all the pieces using a table saw.
Four pieces are going to have to be cut under 45 degrees. These will be the chairs legs.

Step 3: Installing the Chair

For installing all the pieces together you need a glue and a drill. First mark the points for the screws then confirm the screws using a drill. To improve the glues effect cut the stripes to the places you want to glue using a paper knife.

Step 4:

Sand all the surfaces. You do not necessary need a sander for that, a regular sand paper will do the job too.

Step 5: Finishing

Cover all the surfaces with the water proof polisher. This is very important if you want your chair last longer than one season. Let it dry.

Step 6:

You may use a wood plate for the sitting place but you could also braid it. For that you will need an elastic band. Watch the video to see the exact technique.