Sun loungers are comfortable, lightweight seats that often equip seating areas. They are set on the beaches and near the outdoor pools. To give this item may be part of the exterior. On it you can relax after a busy, tiring day, swim in the gentle rays of the sun or take a nap in a shaded place away from human eyes. In this article we will look at how to make a chaise longue with your own hands from wood, we will demonstrate the drawings, as well as photo and video instructions.
To begin with, you should decide on the look of the deck chair. It can be made of wood, aluminum, plastic and synthetic fabrics. We will focus on a practical and easy-to-make version - a deckchair made of wood.
Wood for the product and its design is selected depending on:
When choosing wood for a future chaise longue, you should take into account the physical and mechanical properties of certain types of wood. For example, beech, ash, larch or oak will last the longest. These are durable and durable materials, and they also have an aesthetic appearance. But this type of wood is quite expensive and surpasses other wood species in weight, which makes it harder to move finished products.
A deck chair made by own hands will not only save you money, but also improve the garden and give it exclusivity. There is a diverse array of wooden deck chair designs.
The folding chair is more convenient because it is easy to move, and in rainy weather it is easy to fold and hide (which is important for wooden products). With just one movement you can turn a chaise lounge into a comfortable chair.
So, from the materials we need:
For the legs of the back:
For the seat legs:
Support for the backrest:
For fastening parts:
All parts must be pretreated, namely, ground and treated with special impregnations to protect the wood from corrosion. Then the product will serve you much longer.
As can be seen in the drawing, crossbars are installed in the lower part of the seat legs, thanks to which the position of the backrest is fixed. If you plan to install only one bar, you should first make cuts on the site of the slats: 20 cm from the edge, then 25, 30 and 35. Also, you need to make holes for the bolts on the backrest frame, retreating 41 cm on each side. retreat 43 cm from the top. And on the support of the back of the chaise lounge, make a hole in the center of the edges.
The back frame is assembled first. A slat with a size of 2 * 6 * 61 cm will carry the main load, therefore, special attention should be paid to its fastening. Its fixing should be performed as reliably as possible. Be sure to leave a gap of 1 cm between the two slats. It will be necessary to fasten the fabric.
Starting from the above diagram, you assemble the frame of the seat. After that, fold back frame and seat. Preliminary, on the frame of the backrest from the upper strap, drill holes on both sides at a distance of 41 cm, and on the seat 43 cm. Fasten them with bolts and a nut. Be sure to place the puck between the frame posts.
Alignment of the holes
During operation, the nuts may loosen. To prevent this, tighten another locknut. Also nuts can be put on paint or glue Moment. To adjust the free play, first tighten the nut, and then slightly let it go. After that, let the glue / paint dry.
Connection of frame elements
Now you can install back support. Fix the slats to the back with bolts and use washers similarly. The large dowel is pressed into the prepared hole in the slats using glue.
The fabric for the seat must be strong enough. Suitable canvas, tarpaulin, jeans and other wear-resistant types of fabrics.
The fabric should be folded in half and stitched, departing 1.5 cm from the edge. Then we turn it around. Bend the edge of the fabric for the rod, fixing the fabric seat between the slats, and sew. We do the same with the reverse edge.
Then the edge of the fabric should be pushed between the slats and set the core in the bend. Thus, the seat will be firmly fixed, but at the same time remove it for washing will not be any difficulty.
Finished folding chaise longue with fabric seat
At the final stage the manufacture of a deck chair, it is desirable to eliminate the remaining or formed irregularities and roughness with a file or sandpaper. After that, at will, the product can be dug up with paint or varnish.
Of course, using this construction, you have a lot of opportunities to improvise. For example, instead of a fabric seat, you can simply install more slats before the connection itself. It depends on your preference.
This design is completely different from the previous one. But nevertheless, to make it with your own hands is no more difficult. Such a lounge chair is not very convenient to move, but, with careful execution and careful processing, it is quite aesthetic and simple to carry out.
From the tools we need:
The first step is to process the wood. Then you need to make a frame. To do this, take 2 longitudinal beams of 215 cm and 2 transverse 50 cm each. We connect them with screws.
Next, take 13 slats of 60 cm each and fasten them to the frame with self-tapping screws, leaving between they have a gap of 1 cm. To make the distance even, you can use centimeter spacers in the form of plates. So we got a seat.
Making the seat
The next step is to install 35 cm legs from a bar (the length of the legs can be changed optional). From the side of the seat, in order to strengthen the structure, we make double legs.
Next, we make the backrest of two bars 88 cm long and three bars of 39 cm. The back frame must fit freely into the main structure, it is also necessary to leave a small gap between these blanks.
Making the backrest frame
Now fix the boards of the backrest in the longitudinal direction. Extreme planks can be rounded to give them a more aesthetic look.
Stitching the backrest frame
So that the backrest can easily rise and fall, make through holes at a distance of 9 cm from the edge of the seat through both designs. Fastening is carried out using special studs.
Fastening the backrest
After that, the base of the deck chair needs to be made 2 slots in which the support will be placed bars Due to this, the back can be fixed in different positions. One groove is made at a distance of 9 cm from a stud, 5 * 10 cm in size. The next groove is made 20 cm 5 * 5 cm from the previous one.
A beam is laid in the first groove, horizontally 60 cm long, which will hold the back in the desired position. If you want to change the position of the back, then the beam is shifted to the second groove.
Ready-made chaise longue
Following this pattern, the wooden chaise longue process is almost complete. It remains only to polish the structure, varnish it or paint it.
We offer you the consideration of the original design of manufacturing sun lounger. For its production will require logs Ø75-120 mm. This will require the preparation of the following tool:
For the manufacture of such a lounge chair is not recommended to use larger logs. With Ø120 mm the chaise lounge will not have a lot of weight.
The power saw
The manufacturing process is as follows:
Connecting the elements
The final stage
Although this process is quite troublesome and time-consuming, the result will please your eye. At the same time such a chaise lounge will be a great addition to the summer cottage.
If you have your own ideas for making a lounge chair, write about them in the comments to this article. If you find it difficult to come up with your own design, then use the drawings presented below. We hope the information provided will help you to make the chaise lounge with your own hands.
In the provided video material, you can familiarize yourself with the technology in more detail:
Presented Drawings will help you to design a deck chair yourself:
Drawing with dimensions of parts
Drawing wooden deck chair
Defining the height and length
Diagram of the chaise lounge with canopy