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How to Build a Simple Wooden Chair

Although wooden chairs come in several shapes, designs and styles, a simple and functional wooden chair is fun to make and a great introduction to more advanced wood furniture projects. Simple chairs may be constructed of pine or fur, and wood screws--common materials that can be found in most home centers.

Making your own wooden chairs is simple, practicle and very affordable.

Step 1

Place the 2 1/2-inch-by-18-inch back rest rails on your work table 22 inches apart.

Step 2

Overlay vertically and screw in six 2-inch-by-24-inch-by-1/2-inch back rest wood slats 1 inch apart, starting from the top of the rails, and set aside when finished.

Step 3

Place two 1/2-inch-by-14-inch seat rails on your work table 22 inches apart.

Step 4

Overlay and screw in six 2-inch-by-24-inch-by-1/2-inch seat rest slats, and set aside.

Step 5

Attach the two 1/2-inch-by-16-inch front legs, 14 inches from the leg bottom, to either side of the seat rails with screws.

Step 6

Attach the two 1/2-inch-by-16 1/2-inch back legs, 14 inches from the leg bottom, to either side of the opposite end of the seat rails with screws.

Step 7

Attach the back rest to the back legs with screws.

Step 8

Attach with screws two 1/2-inch-by-16-inch arm rests to the outer sides of the back rest, and to the top of the front legs.

Step 9

Use a saw to shave off the length of the feet so the chair will balance without wobbling.