15 Easy DIY Patio Chairs You Can Build on a Budget

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Build a DIY patio chair the easy way. Here are 15 easy tutorials for several styles to choose from.

A custom chair is the piece of outdoor furniture that your patio needs the most. After all, that’s all you need to sit back outside and enjoy some fresh air. You can add the rest of the furniture later. And you have several different styles to choose from if you want to DIY.

So here are 15 brilliant project ideas with tutorials and plans (where available). Get inspired and get creative!

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DIY Curved Patio Chair

Popular Woodworking Magazine
Tutorial: www.popularwoodworking.com

A curved seat and back make this chair extra-comfortable. With a set of outdoor chairs like this on your patio or deck, you and your guests can enjoy the outdoors. Check out the tutorial to learn how to do it.

Pallet Garden Loungers

Pallet Garden Loungers
Tutorial: www.instructables.com

Make your garden lounge chairs from free pallets. Simple design, functional and recycling all in one. Check out this website to get the entire plans.

Wooden Patio Chair

How to Build a Patio Chair
Tutorial: www.familyhandyman.com

How to build a patio chair from wood the easy way. Check out this website to see the complete details and instructions.

Pallet Deck Chair

Pallet Deck Chair
Tutorial: www.instructables.com

This is a fantastic pallet deck chair for an easy craft project. Check out the tutorial for the complete guidance.

DIY Patio Chair with Plans

DIY Patio Chair with Plans
Tutorial: www.diypete.com

Build this amazing DIY patio chair with plans for an easy craft project. Read the tutorial to find out how it’s done.

Mid Century Painted Patio Chair

Mid Century for Less- DIY Tutorial for Painted Patio Chair
Tutorial: dirtydiaperlaundry.com

This is a terrific DIY tutorial for mid-century painted patio chair on a budget. Follow this website to see how it’s done.

DIY Patio Chair Facelift

DIY Patio Chair Facelift
Tutorial: pandercraft.wordpress.com

Make a DIY patio chair facelift the easy way. Follow the article to see how it’s done.

Sign Chair

Sign Chair
Tutorial: www.instructables.com

This chair is made from, apparently, a 25-year old metal sign — but, to complete the concept, all the wood I used is recycled campaign signposts. Check out the article to see the complete plans and instructions.

Pallet Adirondack Chair

Pallet Adirondack Chair
Tutorial: www.instructables.com

What a terrific pallet Adirondack chair on a budget. Check out the link to see how to do it.

DIY Modern Outdoor Chair

DIY Modern Outdoor Chair
Tutorial: www.youtube.com

Turning inexpensive lumber into a beautiful Modern outdoor chair. See the video to get the full details.

Plank Chair

Plank Chair
Tutorial: www.instructables.com

A satisfying and straightforward chair made from one plank of wood. Read the article to learn how to do it.

DIY Side by Side Patio Chairs

Tutorial: www.blackanddecker.com

Make not one but two side by side patio chairs for the ultimate lounge area. Check out the tutorial for plans.

Woven Patio Chair

Woven Patio Chair
Tutorial: www.instructables.com

Create the woven patio chair the easy way. Check out the link to see how to do it.

Bar Height Patio Chair

How To Make a Chair by Stone and Sons Workshop
Tutorial: stoneandsons.net

The patio chair is considered a bar height chair. Features include a reclined seat, footrest, and dual cup holders. Check out the link for the complete directions.

Rubber Hose Chair

Rubber Hose Chair
Tutorial: www.instructables.com

The hose in this project is 3/4″ in diameter, about 45 feet long, and is made from tough, flexible rubber. This is an amazing rubber hose chair made the easy way. See the tutorial to see the complete details.

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