How to Build a Teak Folding Chair

What You'll Need
7 feet long, 11 inches wide, 1 3/4 thick teak board
Carpenters pencil
Meter measure tape

Having a teak folding chair would provide you a lot of convenience. For one, you can keep it in your car and use it whenever the need arises. A teak folding chair is also very lovely to have in outdoor areas and backyards. It also provides more convenience because of its space-saving features. So, if you want to create your own teak folding chair, follow the steps below:

Step 1 – Cut the Board

Measure one 51 inches long and one 40 inch long wood. Mark the areas using the Carpenter’s pencil. Use your handsaw to cut them into pieces.

Step 2 – Trim the Pieces

The two pieces you have previously cut would be turned into the seat and back leg of your folding chair. Trim at least 2 inches on the longer board’s two sides. The product must be one 15 inch by 11 inch board. Now trim 15 inches from the other end of the shorter board. Thus, the shorter board must be transformed into a 7 by 36 inch size board.

Step 3 – Trace the Points

Get the longer board and shorter board together. Trace the thinned end of the longer board to to the center of the shorter one. Check the center of these boards that could be traced and lined up in two points. Mark those areas so they could be your guide later.

Step 4Cut a Hole

Using your drill, create a hole inside the area that you have traced. Make sure that the hole is wide enough for your jigsaw to fit into it.  Get your jigsaw and cut out a slot from the area you have traced earlier. Cut enough space to make the thinned end of the longer board slide snugly through that angle.

Step 5 – Adjust the Angle

After cutting enough space for the thinned ends of the boards, slide them carefully to these spaces. Sit on it to ensure that the angle is right.

Step 6 – Trim the Seat

Adjust the seat plank by trimming back the part of the seat. The area where the seat rests against the other board must be your target. Draw a downward line from the upper side edge corner of the seat. Check to see if the line runs parallel to the back of the chair. Once it does, start trimming the area down. Do this carefully so as not to damage the seat.

Step 7 – Check for Final Trimming

The seat must be able to rest flush on the back of your chair. If it doesn’t trim the small wood wedges from each side of the seat’s back.