Why We Love this Outdoor Chaise Lounge
I had initially constructed this challenge for a rental property, nevertheless it turned out so effectively, we simply needed to hold it for ourselves. It’s such a flexible piece. Here’s why we like it:
- NO shifting components, so it is much less issues to interrupt and keep. Instead of a reclining again, the bottom is lengthy sufficient to be a mattress on it is personal. Simply organize pillows for the right again help.
- Versatile – can work as an outside couch or sectional too!
- Easy to construct
- Simple model works with most different items
- Can be stained or painted quite a lot of colours
WATCH: Build Video for these Outdoor Chaise Lounges
What Did You Use for a Cushion?
For the cushion I used a foam cot mattress measuring 30″ x 75″ – I purchased mine at Fred Meyer (a Kroger Chain retailer just like Walmart). The foam ought to drain water by means of. There are a number of choices on Amazon to purchase a “cot sized mattress”.
I then added a layer of outside batting to the highest, and sewed a cushion cowl. Here is a good tutorial for sewing a box cushion cover (I’m not an knowledgeable a stitching, so will defer you to somebody who’s).
Other Options for Cushions
This plan is well adaptable to work with totally different sized cushions. Here’s just a few choices to think about:
- Twin Mattress – foam, waterproof or use a water-resistant cowl. Can use a twin daybed cowl or twin fitted sheet – spray with waterproofing material spray to guard it (Scotchguard).
- Three Deep Seat Cushions – Deep seat cushions are an awesome alternative and can already come coated. Some could even include pillows. Measure the scale of the cushions and regulate the cuts accordingly.
- Chaise Lounge Cushion – yep, you need to use this. But do think about since there is no such thing as a reclining again, there could also be an oddly positioned break within the cushion.
What Type of Wood To Use for Outdoor Furniture?
The best choice for wooden is douglas fir 2×4 materials. I even favor this to cedar, since it’s a extra dense wooden and I see it holding up higher over time when completed appropriately.
For the slats, cedar is most well-liked – sure, you need to use cedar fence pickets however do sand effectively.
You can even use cedar or pine, however do sustain with ending the wooden, recoating as directed on the stain can.
What Type of Finish Should I Use for Outdoor Furniture?
Choose an exterior stain used for decks, siding and fences. For a “paint” look, use an opaque stain in your required shade. Avoid movie forming paints or clear poly coats which will crack and peel when the wooden expands and contracts with moisture.
Exterior stains are additionally straightforward to recoat to maintain your tasks wanting stunning and guarded for years to come back.
Free Plans to Build Your Own Chaise Lounge
Here’s the free plans to construct your individual chaise lounge. Send in a photograph if you end up accomplished, we won’t wait to see how your challenge seems!