There must be nothing more relaxing than sit back in your backyard in a beautiful sunny day. Perhaps you like to enjoy a nice lunch with family and friends. To do this you need patio chairs and as I like working with wood and tried to find a good tutorial to make one.

I found this very descriptive video showing how to make a patio chair out of wood.


Supplies Needed

SKIL 5280-01 15-Amp 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw with Single Beam Laser Guide

Dewalt DCD771C2 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 inch Compact Drill Driver Kit

Robert Larson 540-2000 Coping Saw

WEN 6502 4 x 36-Inch Belt and 6-Inch Disc Sander with Cast Iron Base

Bessey GSCC2.524 2.5-Inch x 24-Inch Economy Clutch Style Bar Clamp

Stanley 20-045 15-Inch Fat Max Hand Saw

DARICE 9190-336 Unfinished Wood Wall Panel, 12 by 12 by 1-Inch

DEWALT DWE6421K Random Orbit Sander Kit, 5″


Step-by-Step Instructions

Cut the pieces of wood to create the seat.

Arrange them in the formation.

Use the drill to set each point of the box.

Cut 13 slats with the circular saw and if needed use the hand saw.

Space them on the seat.

The first and last slat should have 2 screws on each side. (use the drill)

All the other middle slats should get only one screw.

Cut the legs

Line up the seat box with the legs and drill and drive screws

Drill and drive screws for the armrest and backrest.

Drill and drive screws for the six back slats, with two screws on each side.

Using the sander, sand the wood to give it a nice look.


This project has a medium level of difficulty, following the instructions it can be done but it is better if you know how to use the different tools such as the circular saw. Of course, it is even better if you are a fanatic of woodworking as I am.


If you complete the tasks outlined in the video, you will get a very comfortable patio chair, and after you create the first one you will be confident to make more than one and create a great place to enjoy in your garden.