We built this chaise lounge using 7/8 in.-thick cedar. This cedar outdoor lounge chair doesn't fold up for storage, so if you need to store it for the winter, make these two changes: Omit the glue in the joint between the back (C) and the seat rails (B), and mount the braces (E) with 1/2-in. nuts, bolts and washers.
Kick back in comfort outside with this great-looking outdoor chaise lounge. It's built with a shape that cradles your body and keeps you from sliding down. The shape doesn't add much challenge to the build, though. Just cut a few pieces at an angle with your miter saw, and you're all set. The
Call it chaise lounge, lounge chair or however else you like. Either way, you have to admit these things are very comfortable and perfect for decks, terrace, poolside areas and for the outdoors in general. In addition, there's really no need to spend a lot of money on one if you can make it
This outdoor chaise makes it possible to recline in comfort in your own backyard. Built with sturdy, all-weather cedar, this roomy piece accommodates two people and includes a convenient tilt feature. Below are the TOOLS + MATERIALS you will need to build a DIY Outdoor Chaise Lounge:
This is an advanced project, make sure you fully understand how this lounger works before beginning. Work on a clean level surface. Check for square after each step. Predrill and countersink your screws. Use necessary safety precautions and equipment. Sides. Fasten the sides to the side stringers
Build the legs for the chaise lounge from 2×4 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the legs and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the frame. Make sure the corners are right-angled for a professional result. As you can notice in the diagram, you need to cut the legs on the right shorter, to leave enough room for the backrest.