DIY Farmhouse Club Chair

Hey guys!! As promised, I am sharing the free plans and how-to video for our DIY Farmhouse Club Chair!

This guy is so big, so cozy and an easy build! Did I mention I only spent $80 in lumber to build it? Come join us in our shop and see just how easy it is to build! You can click HERE or the image below to watch the video!

So fun!!! Make sure you download the FREE printable plans HERE and follow along with us as we build it below!

Before I started, I ripped the rounded edges off of the 2×6 and 2×4 boards. This is not a necessary step but if you choose not to, make sure to adjust the measurements accordingly. Make sure to check our our How to Rip Edges video HERE!

Once the edges were ripped an my cuts were made, I drilled pocket holes, with my Kreg Jig, in the appropriate boards. Refer to the plans for the proper pocket hole placement. Check out our favorite Kreg Jig model HERE!

The first building step is to build the side frames. To do this I attached the post pieces to the top piece. I used 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. Do this for both side frames.

Next, I attached the side apron piece wit 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. Refer to the plans for the proper placement of the apron piece.

I cut the apron cleats to size and attached them to the inside of the aprons with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue.

When you build the other side frame, make sure that the apron cleats “mirror” each other.

Now, attach the side cleats with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. Refer to the plans for proper placement.

Apply a thin line of wood glue down the inside of the side cleat.

Then, attach the side slats to the inside of the side cleats with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue. Start at the top and work your way down.

Attach the front and back apron pieces with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. Note the pocket hole placement on the back apron.

Next, attach the top, back piece with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Attach the seat slats to the apron cleats with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue.

Start with both end pieces, then space the rest out evenly.

 

Follow up by attaching the back slats. Start at the top of the inside of the chair and work your way down. Use 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue.

Finally, measure and cut the side trim to size and attach it to the sides of the chair with wood glue and 1 1/4″ brad nails.

Ready for a finish!

I gave my chair one coat of Briarsmoke Stain by Varathane. You can find it HERE on Amazon or at some Home Depot stores.

I added a seat and back cushion and called it a day! You can find the back cushion HERE and the seat cushion HERE, on Amazon.

As always, if you love this project, we would love for you to pin it to help share 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Curious about the other items in this room?

Paint on the walls is Seine by Valspar

Trim Color is Ivory Lace by Valspar

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  • Laura Fonner

    Love the club chair. Will be making this after the holidays. Question tho… Is it a low sitting chair? Maybe that’s what a club chair is. I may need to add length to the legs. Arthritic knee doesn’t want to lift me much anymore. Lol. Good job girls, again.

  • Heather

    Love this! But, now you’ve got me wanting to put all my Christmas projects on the back burner to bust some of these out 😉 Thanks for another awesome idea!