How to Make a Chair, Step by Step. A Fine Starting Project of Carpentry
If you want to have a try at woodwork, to make your own furniture around the house, a chair is a fine starting project. Make it right and nice looking and you will gain confidence to develop new, different projects. Here’s how to make a chair, step by step, in an easy beginners’ guide.
- thick wood planks
- scrap plywood for seat top, 19 x 19 inches, 1/2 inches thick
- 1 piece of foam, 19″ x 19″ 1″ thick
- 1 yard of fabric
- pocket hole screws
- wood glue
- tape measure
- speed square
- safety glasses
- ear protection
- circular saw
- drill bit set
How to make a chair, step by step. Design and measurements
Begin by designing the chair and establishing its dimensions. Here’s the model we propose.
How to make a chair, step by step. Cut out the pieces
Make the necessary measurements on your planks, mark them and cut accordingly. Begin with the back legs.
How to make a chair, step by step. Put the pieces together
Assemble the chair piece by piece using glue and screws to keep them firmly together.
Use cross supports to sustain the seat and give your chair more strength.
Add a rod at the base of the chair’s back, then the back top.
Add base support to the legs also, for extra strength.
Finish with the seating.
How to make a chair, step by step. The cushion
Spray glue the seat cushion to the seat top plywood. Lay fabric facedown on table with seat top on top of fabric, foam side down. Staple fabric carefully to the underside of the chair, tucking corners neatly.