It took me a while to decide which project to build next. I'm glad I did this chaise lounge to replace the overstuffed chair Uma has been using. It is very comfortable and no more crick in my neck from tilting my head to the side to watch tv.
I never had a chaise lounge ever before but I thought this would add not only furniture but also a decor and hidden storage for throws and what not.
|I use it to store extra throws, blanket and extra sewing fabrics.|
(2) 26 X 7 X 3/4” back rest side parts, cut as shown below
(16) 22 ½ X 2 X 3/4” back rest horizontal supports and box lower support
(2) 21 ½ X 8 ½ X ½” plywood, box shorter side cover
(4) 57 X 2 ½ X ¾” box long side support
(6) 5 X 4 X ¾” box vertical long side support
(2) 24 X 3 X ¾” box horizontal short side support
(2) 59 1/4 X 9 3/4 X ½” plywood, box longer side cover
(1) 59 ½ X 21 ½ X ½” plywood, box bottom cover
(2) 57 3/4 X 1 1/2 X 1” seat part long side support (I used red oak)
(4) 21 X 1 1/2 X 1” seat part short support
(1) 57 ¾ X 23 ½ plywood (if using plywood for the seat support cover instead of S-spring or webbing)(1) any size for arm support
(8) 4 X 3 X 3/4" legs, tapered or (4) store bought legs
6 yards patterned fabric
2 yards non patterned basic fabric ( for bottom and inside seat box cover)
1 1/2 pcs. 24 X 72 X 3or4 in. good quality foam
4 box furniture tacks
pocket hole screws
S-spring or no sag spring or webbing
disclaimer: plans and parts are an estimate and your requirements may vary
Make the curved backrest piece. I wrote the measurement on the wood, click to enlarge if not clear. I freehand drew the curve side but made sure to maintain the 3 " width except for the round part with radius of 2".
Jigsaw cut the board.
|plywood is 3/4", 1/2" is okay|
|Use higher grade plywood if desired|
|Notice I added a middle support.|
I'll slowly work on completing the plan but for now here's the frame dimensions.
Make the side/arm rest (can make it longer if desired). For sturdier arm rest, wood glue two 3/4" plywood or buy the thickest plywood.
|again, I hand drew this part, can design in anyway you like|
|if using screws and glue, add piece of wood corner brace to prevent wiggling|
|can make the webbing tighter/denser for stronger seat|
|pattern of top and bottom should be carefully aligned and not staggered|
|see the hinge?|
|backrest side detail|
And finally, attach the clear coated legs then you got your comfortable piece of furniture that will last.
|very comfortable lounging chair :) (run out of decorative tacks to go all around the front)|