Are you looking for beautiful, comfortable deck chairs, that are easy to build?  

After countless hours of designing and brainstorming, several prototypes and adjustments, I’m so excited to share with you what I consider the ultimate DIY outdoor lounge chair!

diy outdoor lounge chairs

Why I Love These Outdoor Chairs!

  • Easy to build with basic tools
  • Sturdy and substantial, all 2×4 construction
  • Inexpensive to make – about $50 with cushions on sale (compared with $300-$400)
  • Fits most deep seat cushions, easy to adjust for different cushion sizes
  • Beautiful wood grain can be stained or painted any color
  • Super comfortable!

Must Watch Quick Video of Building These Outdoor Chairs!

Want to see this chair from all angles?  See the quick build process?  We hope this video tutorial helps you:

FAQ About These Outdoor Chairs

  • Where did you get your cushions?  Off the shelf at Lowes. 
  • What kind of lumber should I use?  Cedar is preferred but it is more expensive.  You can also use regular old 2×4 boards – just finish them appropriately so they are weather resistant.
  • What kind of finish do you recommend? I recommend any finish that is suitable for painting decks or fences.  Do NOT use a film former – the paint will crack and peel as the wood expands and contracts.
  • Is there enough of a back to keep the cushions in place?  For my cushions, yes.  But if you were concerned, it’s easy to add additional boards, one vertical 2×4 @ 24″ centered in the back would do the trick.  Just attach at the base, center and top.
  • Can I use indoors?  Yes, yes, yes!  This would be a great inexpensive indoor chair too! 
  • How can I make this chair even more heavy duty?  A 2×4 @ 32-1/8″ under the arm rest and between the legs, screwed from the legs and top, flush to the inside, would be a huge beef up.  Also screw to the angled back.

Wood Outdoor Chair for Deep Seat Cushion

Thank you for trusting me with your outdoor plans.  These plans are free to use.  Please, though, send a picture back, it is very gratifying to see your results!