How to Make a Modern Outdoor Chair | Beginner Woodworking Project

How to Make a Modern Outdoor Chair | Beginner Woodworking Project

How to make a modern outdoor chair. This is a beginner woodworking project that you can do with just a saw and a pocket hole jig. I built this outdoor chair using common pine from my local home store. Amazon and other affiliate links are used in this description and they help support this channel.

➤Videos To Watch Next
DIY Modern Outdoor Sectional: https://youtu.be/5Faer1XFFyQ
DIY Modern Outdoor Storage Chest: https://youtu.be/Nu-WaqEg4vQ

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➤Blog post with pictures and more detail on this build can be found here: https://www.731woodworks.com/731-blog/diy-modern-outdoor-chair

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Massca M2 Pocket Hole Jig: https://masscaproducts.com/collections/frontpage/products/massca-m2-pro?aff=3
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50 Comments

  1. Jerry Powell on September 24, 2022 at 2:02 am

    I would say pocket holes and glue are all you need.



  2. Stephen Lawrence on September 24, 2022 at 2:05 am

    Us jesters need to stick together! 😁



  3. Kelly Hensley on September 24, 2022 at 2:08 am

    I love seeing the mistakes. It shows that you are relatable. Perfect people are weird .lol



  4. Widower mgtow on September 24, 2022 at 2:08 am

    Have a look at watch?v=IoWFtmdfrP0 thinking of using 2×4 to make legs stronger.



  5. Rich H. on September 24, 2022 at 2:09 am

    How do you add cup holder in arm? Not drill all way through, but, something for multiple size cups/cans. Thank you



  6. Wee Man on September 24, 2022 at 2:09 am

    Complete novice here from the Uk.
    But what battery tool did you use for the chamfer?
    Cheers 😎👍🏻



  7. Mishelle Kochel on September 24, 2022 at 2:09 am

    I am not sure I have ever laughed so much at one of your videos! This is great, you make this enjoyable and I can’t wait to purchase your plans and make these!!



  8. Russ Martin on September 24, 2022 at 2:09 am

    LOL. I never saw a woodworking video where the guy screwed up, then had to take a sledge hammer to it, and had to fix other things. Reminds me of myself! Love it. Makes you mortal!



  9. David Gross on September 24, 2022 at 2:11 am

    How about a foot stool to go with this modern style chair?



  10. Shreyas Dube on September 24, 2022 at 2:12 am

    Thank you for the detailed instructions – this has inspired me to give this a shot! For the seat slats, what’s the best way to square the edges of 2x4s or 2x6s if the only tool I have is a circular saw? Would something like a Kreg rip-cut circular saw guide work?



  11. Tadd Parris on September 24, 2022 at 2:14 am

    Love the honesty and not trying to edit out the mistakes. Love the T-Shirts you always wear also.



  12. WOODY 77 on September 24, 2022 at 2:14 am

    U built a throne dude!!! Good stuff!!!



  13. Steve Hillard on September 24, 2022 at 2:16 am

    I enjoy your videos but I have even more respect for you now since you didn’t edit your mistakes out and showed how you fixed them. Like that you keep it real. Thankyou



  14. Noel Ceballos on September 24, 2022 at 2:18 am

    Hi Matt, love the build! Is there any chance you would do a baby crib build video? My wife and I are thinking of having a baby in the next year and I’d like to make that for her.



  15. Josh1 on September 24, 2022 at 2:18 am

    Im getting started on wood working from home and your videos have been great especially the motivation videos, there is a good demand for building bars in my area would love to see how you would build one. I am also using pallets for all my wood work do to the cost of price of wood and wood recycling



  16. The LaRue Show on September 24, 2022 at 2:19 am

    He made this look much easier than I always pictured it in my head, and with a fraction of the equipment I thought I needed. Seriously, solid content.



  17. Russ Martin on September 24, 2022 at 2:20 am

    Love that Southern Yellow Pine. Can you send me some up her in NY?



  18. Clay Hewett on September 24, 2022 at 2:21 am

    I am having trouble find the plans of your outdoor chair , that is a cool looking project



  19. Lance Koller on September 24, 2022 at 2:22 am

    Gosh, the way he is driving those pocket screws from the inside out like that, I’ve been told to never do that cuz they won’t hold. I use pocket screws from the outside into the board (leaving the pocket holes visible) as opposed to towards the edge. Maybe I’ve been doing it wrong.



  20. Jackie Mccallister on September 24, 2022 at 2:22 am

    The Pocket hole King is back!! 😁😁



  21. Arnoldo Lorenzo on September 24, 2022 at 2:22 am

    I appreciate your showing us your whole honest experience, mistakes and all and how you corrected them. My stuff never comes out perfect. If a master like you makes mistakes turn it’s ok if I make them.

    Thanks!



  22. David Corbitt on September 24, 2022 at 2:24 am

    I bought the plans for this chair and used the recommended stain. Let me tell you, looks amazing. This gentleman isn’t just a man with a good hair; he’s figured some stuff put.



  23. Terry Robinson on September 24, 2022 at 2:24 am

    5 10 foot 2x6s is a lot of money these days. But great video nonetheless.. godbless



  24. Cedar Oak Farm on September 24, 2022 at 2:25 am

    Another great project and video , my only tip, I put artificial wood on the bottom of legs to keep them off the ground, I got broken boards , scraps, from the box store for zip, cut pieces to match the bottoms of the legs and screwed them on.



  25. Joe Man on September 24, 2022 at 2:25 am

    How’s the yellow pine with timber oil holding up to the elements?

    I’m planning an outdoor swing build but debating if I should use yellow pine with timber oil or pressure treated..

    BTW, thanks for the pocket hole jig videos. I watched a bunch videos and was close ot getting the blue one. Just ordered M2 with mounting system (which is on sale today).

    Thanks for posting. Looking forward to the next episode..



  26. The Doug of the North on September 24, 2022 at 2:28 am

    Love this. I’m still pretty much a beginner woodworker and a relatively new house owner, but once the weather starts warming up a little in the northeast, I def plan on taking on this build, and possibly others. New to your channel, but all in and enjoying it thus far! Thanks much!



  27. SnapperTrx on September 24, 2022 at 2:30 am

    "Warning: The Fix ™ is not OSHA approved." 😂



  28. Charlotte Lundquist on September 24, 2022 at 2:32 am

    One of a kind glue spreader. 🤣🤣🤣



  29. Scott Bionic Nerf on September 24, 2022 at 2:35 am

    The chair looks good before the fix, but definitely better after. It’s definitely going to slowly replace the Adirondack style that people primarily use for decorating.



  30. Ryan Junior on September 24, 2022 at 2:37 am

    I bought the plans for this along with a few others. I’ll be stretching it out for a sofa sized version. For some reason 2x6x10 is cheaper here than 1x6x10. Would it make a huge difference if I stuck with 2×6 all around? I’m starting the build as we speak. Thanks for all your help and the great content 731 gang!



  31. Scott Bionic Nerf on September 24, 2022 at 2:37 am

    I like that you didn’t take the time rip the round edge off of every plank prior to assembly. This definitely one of my favorite chair builds. Primarily because these are so much more functional than the adirondike style chairs that so many people faun after. I can still get into and out of this chair after 3 or 4 libations. Something that I know from past experience, isn’t so doable with Adirondack style.



  32. Charles Stout on September 24, 2022 at 2:38 am

    Thanks for your great videos! BTW, My 8 year old son was sliding on the floor in his sock and he said it was “slicker than owl snot” lol 😂



  33. Woodworks by Grampies on September 24, 2022 at 2:39 am

    Hola! 🖐 That looks like a really super duper sturdy chair that will last a really long time. I like that you did not edit the mistake out of the video, a lot can be learned from highlighting it. Thanks, take care and have a good one. 👊



  34. Tregg Liebler on September 24, 2022 at 2:39 am

    I would’ve left your big mistake so short people could use that one.



  35. Daniel Peck on September 24, 2022 at 2:40 am

    With that Cabot oil should you use prestain conditioner or don’t you need it?



  36. Jim Beshears on September 24, 2022 at 2:41 am

    Hey would you be willing to come on to a livestream maker interview show? We have them every Saturay night.



  37. Ron C on September 24, 2022 at 2:41 am

    Just came across your channel. I’ve been looking for a chair design to replace my chairs on the front porch. I like your design using the 2×6’s more than some of the 2×4 designs I’ve seen. I retired from the Army and have now started dabbling in working with wood. Thanks for a great video.



  38. Jim McNett on September 24, 2022 at 2:42 am

    Great video. You did a great job explaining the process. Very enjoyable.



  39. Jose Andrade on September 24, 2022 at 2:42 am

    I was laughing when you said you’re going to reject the call about your car’s warranty. 😂😂😂😂



  40. Kegan unique TV on September 24, 2022 at 2:43 am

    Awesome job bro looking great



  41. Monica Bauman on September 24, 2022 at 2:45 am

    Hey! I’m from Family Handyman, we saw one of your videos and would love to speak with you about promoting it across our brands. Please reply to our comment so we can get in touch!



  42. Rich H. on September 24, 2022 at 2:45 am

    My brother in Christ, please consider making a folding picnic table bench (PTB). I love your plans for outdoor sofa/chair/chest and think a folding PTB would compliment these. Thank you.
    Your brother in Christ.
    Rich H.
    Ephesians 2:8



  43. Mary Yudes on September 24, 2022 at 2:46 am

    my order was to be sent by USPS mail
    Thank You



  44. 731 Woodworks on September 24, 2022 at 2:50 am

    DIY Outdoor Sofa https://youtu.be/5Faer1XFFyQ



  45. Jason Hanna on September 24, 2022 at 2:52 am

    Where do you get all your Christian shirts?



  46. eugene on September 24, 2022 at 2:53 am

    thank u for not editing out your mistakes! u r the man! we love u!!! 🙂



  47. taironus on September 24, 2022 at 2:56 am

    Love the build. I was talkin to my daughter the other day and said dont be afraid to mess up. i mess up all the time. when i was a kid dad made it seem like no one ever messed up except me. but its not the messing up that gets ya, its the letting it mess you up that does! keep on sawin along!! 🙂 great video and lookin forward to the dyst collection discussion! 🙂



  48. YahQub Okorley on September 24, 2022 at 2:58 am

    10:56 “Imma have to use big hoss” got me so good 😂😂😂



  49. MrSmith on September 24, 2022 at 3:01 am

    Which model sprayer are you using? I’ve been thinking of getting one.



  50. Brennan Hepburn on September 24, 2022 at 3:01 am

    Got your plans and built two of these, we love them! Thanks!