Since the outdoors is a fundamental part of living for not only tiny house owners but people in general, I have included these instructions for an easy to make patio lounger made of just 2 x 4 material that is excellent for a patio or covered area. In the spirit of DIY, which can be of interest to tiny house people, the step by step instructions below will allow you to make your own unique piece of patio furniture.
There is nothing like lounging around the pool or on a sunny deck. Lounge chairs are a part of relaxing and resting. This patio lounger is not only stylish but also easy to put together.
In fact, this relaxing chair only uses one wood material, standard 2 x 4 (1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″) lumber.
We begin by constructing the sides of the lounger first.
The sides of the lounger are pieced together with exterior glue and pocket hole joints. Place the pocket hole joints facing the inside of the chair and, remember, that there are plugs made that will fill and hide the holes once puttied and sanded.
The 30″ back connectors are also attached with glue and pocket hole joints. However, the inside piece is joined as in the illustration with one pocket hole joint on the inside center and one on the bottom. The reason for this is that there are already pocket holes in the side pieces which would interfere with the connector’s joints.
The other cross connector is applied with joints facing front to the very back of the sides. (The other connector has been removed for clear viewing.)
The back side is attached to the seat side with pocket hole joints as shown in the above illustration. The top joints will secure the top cross back piece.
The 30″ top and front of the back and seat are connected as in the illustration.
If you wish, the gaps in the seat slats can be all the same width. The difference between back and seat as illustrated is purely aesthetic.
The back and seat slats may be placed either before attaching the seat frame to the outside frame or after.
The seat frame is attached to the front of the outer frame by use of a pocket hole joint on the bottom edge at the front as shown. The back is connected to the outer frame by using a couple of 2-1/2″ construction or wood screws through the back side frame and into the sides with the back leaning on the inner back cross beam support. It is important to secure the back while the chair is upright in the proper position. You want the point at which the seat sides and the legs touch the ground evenly and simultaneously so there is no rocking or legs off the ground.
- Pocket hole joint kit with screws for 1-1/2″ material.
- Exterior glue.
- 2-1/2″ construction or wood screws.
- Miter Saw.
- Pocket hole screwdriver and/or drill bit.
- Philips screwdriver.
- Device for measuring the boards.