Simple DIY chair perfect for outdoor living

I built this outdoor chair right on the dining room table of my small apartment, using just a few hand tools – if I can do it, so can you!

Here’s a list of all the tools and materials I used to build this chair below:


Rockler Dowel Jig Kit


Drill bits

Combination Square

Speed Square

Mini clamps

Ratchet Straps

Rubber Mallet


2 x 2”x3” x 8ft

2 x 1”x 6” x 8ft

1 x 1”x 6” x 6ft

SPAX Exterior Screws I used that don’t require pre-drilling

Behr Solid Weatherproofing Stain (Pewter)


Outdoor Chair Project Guide

I pack a lot of info into my videos and it might be challenging to follow when you’re actually building this chair. So I’ve put together a detailed project guide that includes list of all the tools and supplies needed, a handy cut list, plus step-by-step drawings that will make building go a lot easier. It’s the next best thing to having me there with you when you’re building your chair!

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