Our house (barn) package came with everything to make an upper level deck…this included 2×2 balusters for the railing.
But we liked the look and color of electrical conduit so that’s what we used for the balusters. This left us with a large pile of cedar 2×2’s left over.
Needing furniture for our upper deck, I wanted to find a way to make it from these 2×2’s…they’re cedar so perfect for outdoors!
Started out making two boxes that would be the legs on the bottom and the armrests up top, with a brace in the middle…as you can see this is where I attached the pieces for the seat.
I wanted them to slightly recline to be comfortable. They’re secured them together with coated deck screws since they’ll be out in the elements.
As you can see, I just cut a very slight angle on the end of the back supports (10 degrees I think).
I put a support across the back for the back piece to lean against and for something to screw a few of them to.
I added a footrest since I found 3 cushions on sale at Pier One. The footrest is the same idea as the base of the chairs…just a box made from 2×2’s!
I love the way they turned out…I’ve already made much more use of the deck because of these comfy chairs, it was definitely a worthwhile project.
Thanks for reading!