Build Your Own Retro Patio Furniture

Retro patio furniture never goes out of style. The wooden lawn chair and retro chaise lounge fit the decor of any patio, porch or backyard.



Wooden Lawn Chair
Details of how the wooden lawn chair is assembled.
Photo courtesy Will Shelton
Wooden Chair
The assembled wooden lawn chair. The back is adjustable for sitting or reclining.
Photo courtesy Will Shelton
Redwood
If redwood is too expensive or unavailable, you can use cedar.
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Lawn Chair
Use this template as a guide for cutting the sides and backrest supports of the wooden lawn chair. Each square on the template represents a 1-inch-by-1-inch square.
Photo courtesy Will Shelton
Chaise Lounge
The frame of the retro chaise lounge is made by laminating three pieces of plywood with epoxy.
Photo courtesy Will Shelton
Slats
The arms on the frame interfere with the slats for the seat of the retro chaise lounge. Cleats hold these slats in place.  
Photo courtesy Will Shelton
Retro Chaise Lounge
Use this template for cutting the frame of the retro chaise lounge. Each square on the template represents a 1-inch-by-1-inch square.
Photo courtesy Will Shelton











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