Build Your Own Retro Patio Furniture

Lean back and relax this summer in a stylish wooden lawn chair or retro chaise lounge.

wooden lawn chair
Details of how the wooden lawn chair is assembled.
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The assembled wooden lawn chair. The back is adjustable for sitting or reclining.
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If redwood is too expensive or unavailable, you can use cedar.
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template for wooden 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.
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frame of retro chaise lounge
The frame of the retro chaise lounge is made by laminating three pieces of plywood with epoxy.
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The arms on the frame interfere with the slats for the seat of the retro chaise lounge. Cleats hold these slats in place.  
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template for 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.
Will Shelton

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