Make a DIY Modern Chair

This modern chair can be used indoors or outdoors and is made using 67 x 67mm PAR pine, which makes it affordable and easy.


With over 1 million views, the step-by-step video for making this DIY modern chair is easy to follow, easy to assemble, and affordable to make if you use PAR pine that you can buy at your nearest Builders Warehouse.

If you don't want to make your own seat cushions, modify the measurements to fit ready-made cushions that you will find at Mr Price Home, or home decor stores. Below are a variety of seat cushions (50 x 50mm) and back cushions (50 x 50mm), and for this chair you could buy the seat cushions and add complementary plain or patterned cushions in your choice of colour.


9 of 67 x 67 x 673mm PAR pine - arm top/bottom, seat

3 of 67 x 67 x 610mm PAR pine - frame back, seat back/front

4 of 67 x 67 x 560mm PAR pine - legs

2 of 38 x 38 x 543mm PAR pine - seat supports cut to fit

Exterior wood glue

22mm diameter pine dowel

Coach screw 10 x 125mm  [14]


Drill / Driver plus assorted bits

Mitre saw or multi-purpose tool

Orbital sander plus 120- and 240-grit sanding pads

Tape measure and pencil

GOOD TO KNOW: For all my South African readers, I have amended some of the materials used for this project to reflect locally available items, since most of the lumber used for this project is not available. I've also added some drawing below to tie together the material list to the finished project.






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