We've been looking for a side chair for our family room. I've been searching for over a year now. Did you know they are kind of expensive?! Everything that seemed close to what I wanted was $800+! Here are some reference pieces: Franklin Chair or the Emmerson Swivel Chair or lastly the Edmonton Accent Chair. So as we often do these days, we decided to go in search of some plans to build our own! Thanks again to Shanty-2-Chic for the plans to build this little beauty! Now we didn't add a swivel or use reclaimed wood, but then again, we only spent $50 on lumber for this chair! The cushions were extra and can be found here:
Cut List: ( Cuts should be made as you assemble to ensure the best fit!)
Step 1: Cut the side pieces for the arms. 2 - 2x4's cut at 31". Cut the top support using a 2x4 at 29 1/2". Drill 1 1/2" pocket holes at the top of the side boards to attach to the top support. Attach using 2 1/2" pocket hole screws.
Step 2: Cut the side apron using the 2x6 at 26 1/2". Drill 1 1/2" pocket holes and attach using 2 1/2" pocket hole screws. The apron should be set 5" from the bottom and inset 3/4" .
Step 3: Cut the apron cleats using the 1x2 to size and attach to the inside of the aprons with glue and 1 1/4" screws. The angles on this board are" 5 degrees and in the front will sit 3/4" from the top and the back will be 7/16" from the bottom. REMEMBER: when laying the arms side by side, these will be angled in opposite directions so when the arms are standing facing each other, the cleats slant downward to the back. (Some of us need that booty room!)
Step 4: Cut the side trim cleats to size using the 1x2 . Drill a 3/4" pocket hole into each end, attach using wood glue and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.
Step 5: Cut the side slats to size using the 1x4's. Attach them to the inside of the side cleats using wood glue and 1 1/4" brad nails. Start at the top and work your way down.
Step 6: Cut the front and back aprons to size using the 2x6 and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes into each end. Attach the aprons to the arms with wood glue and 2 1/2" pocket hold screws.
Step 7: Cut the top support for the back using a 2x4. Drill 1 1/2" pocket holes into each end. Attach it to the top of the side arms using wood glue and 2 1/2" pocket hole screws.
Step 8: Cut the seat slats to length using 1x4 common boards. Attach the seat slats to the apron cleats using 1 1/4" brad nails. Install the front and back boards first, evenly space the remaining boards
Step 9: Cut the back slats to length using the 1x4 common boards. Attach these to the inside trim cleat using wood glue and 1 1/4" brad nails. These should be installed starting at the top and working your way down.
Step 10: Cut the trim pieces to length using the 1x2's. These angles are a bit tricky and from our experience the angle should be measured once the side arms are complete. Here's the cutting guide for the trim pieces.
Now all it needs is to be sanded and stained!
Cushions can be found here.
And that's it! Not too difficult for a beautifully affordable accent Club Chair!
Kim & Garrett
We love to make It Ourselves.