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12 DIY Dining Chair Plans You Can Make Today

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Dining Chair Plans You Can DIY Today

The dining chair is always a great project for a woodworker to build. Dining chairs are one of the most popular kinds of chairs found in the home, and they are also one of the most abused, meaning they are often in need of repair or replacement.

We’ve searched the internet for, and dining chair pans we could find to share them with you. We separated the plans into easy, medium, and advanced difficulty so you can select a project that challenges your current skill level. Join us while we look at twelve different plans that you can use to build your next dining chair.

These are the twelve plans we were able to find for you, sorted into easy, medium, and advanced categories.

1. How To Specialist Plan

DIY Dining Chair Plans #1 How To Specialist

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The How-To Specialist Dining Chair plan is easy to build and doesn’t require any special tools. The difficult angles are minimal, and you should be able to complete the project in a single day. This project is one of the few easy dining chair plans on this list, and it makes a great project for the beginner woodworker.

  • Skill Level: Easy
  • Materials: Boards, screws
  • Tools Needed: Saw, screwdriver

2. Ana White Dining Chair Plan

DIY Farmhouse Chair Plans #1 Ana White

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The Ana White Dining Chair plan is easy to build and results in a functional dining room chair. It’s lightweight, portable, and durable. There’s not a lot of tools required, and the author explains the directions clearly and provides illustrations.

  • Skill Level: Easy
  • Materials: Lumber, foam, screws, staples
  • Tools Needed: Jigsaw, drill, sander

3. The Design Confidential

DIY Dining Chair Plans #3 from The Design Confidential

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The Design Confidential Dining Chair plan is a moderately difficult chair that only has one major hurdle, the back legs. Once you get the angle of the rear legs, you can create the rest of the chair in a few hours. This chair is an excellent project for someone looking to get started creating simple angles.

  • Skill Level: Moderate
  • Materials: Boards, screws, stain
  • Tools Needed: Saw, screwdriver, sander

4. The DIY Plan

DIY Farmhouse Chair Plans #5 The DIY Plan

The DIY Plan

The DIY Plan Dining Chair is a moderately difficult chair that features a cushion. The finished product is attractive and comfortable. The build is straightforward, and the only challenging part is the back legs.

  • Skill Level: Moderate
  • Materials: Foam, lumber, wood glue
  • Tools Needed: Drill, jigsaw, nail gun

5. Addicted 2 DIY Plan

DIY Dining Chair Plans #5 Addicted 2 DIY

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The Addicted To DIY Dining Chair plan is a moderately challenging plan that introduces you to the art of upholstering your chair. The author clearly explains all directions in text, images, and video, and the upholstery knowledge is invaluable.

  • Skill Level: Moderate
  • Materials: Boards, screws, foam
  • Tools Needed: Clamps, drill, stapler

6. Designs By Studio C Plan

DIY Dining Chair Plans #6 Designs By Studio C

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The Designs By Studio C Dining Chair is a moderately challenging project that requires some skill with the jigsaw t make the many angled cuts. If you are good at making the even curves require, the rest is simple assembly.

  • Skill Level: Moderate
  • Materials: Plywood, screws
  • Tools Needed: Saw, screwdriver

7. Addicted 2 Decorating

DIY Dining Chair Plans #7 Addicted 2 Decorating

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The Addicted 2 Decorating plan is a moderately difficult plan that doubles as an excellent introduction into cutting angles and curves. If you are having trouble with curves, you can eliminate most of them and still have a nice looking and sturdy chair.

  • Skill Level: Moderate
  • Materials: Lumber, screws
  • Tools Needed: Saw, drill, screwdriver

8. Fine Woodworking Chair

DIY Dining Chair Plans #8 Fine Woodworking

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The Fine Woodworking Dining Chair is an advanced video tutorial project that produces a high-quality chair that is comfortable and durable. The project is one of the fanciest on this list, and as such, it requires a lot of specialized tools. If you have advanced tools like the table saw and the router, this project is worth every minute you spend. The author clearly explains each step by video, so it’s easy to follow along.

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Materials: Lumber, foam, screws, fabric, wood glue
  • Tools Needed: Table saw, router, drill, clamps

9. Engineered Woodworking and DIY

The Engineered Woodworking and DI Dining Chair plan is an advanced build that results in an extremely durable chair. The author uses a lot of advanced tools, but every step is clearly explained and demonstrated in the video.

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Materials: Lumber, wood glue, stain
  • Tools Needed: Table saw, router, clamps

10. The Wood Whisperer

The Wood Whisperer Dining Chair Plan is another advanced plan that requires the use of a lot of advanced tools but results in a high-quality chair. This chair happens to be one of our favorites, and if you have the experience, we highly recommend giving it a try.

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Materials: Lumber, foam, wood glue, screws
  • Tools Needed: Drill, table saw, jigsaw, clamps

11. Canadian Woodworking

DIY Dining Chair Plans #11 Canadian Woodworking

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The Canadian Woodworking Dining Chair Plan is an advanced design that produces an elegant looking chair with a cushioned seat and floor protectors. There are some advanced cutting techniques used on this chair that may give even experienced woodworkers a struggle, so approach this project with care.

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Materials: Lumber, wood glue, foam, fabric, staples
  • Tools Needed: Saw, router, staple gun

12. Instructables

DIY Dining Chair Plans #12 Instructables

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The Instructables Dining Chair plan is an advanced plan that is time-consuming and requires sophisticated tools. If you want to put your precision woodcutting to the test, this is the project for you. The result is a classic looking dining chair that is lightweight and sturdy.

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Materials: Lumber, wood glue
  • Tools Needed: Router, table saw, sander

Summary

We hope that you have enjoyed looking over these plans and have found something to suit your skill level. Most of these projects are not very challenging, and the angles and curves are the only tough parts. If we have sparked your interest in beginning a new project, please share these twelve dining chair plans you can DIY today on Facebook and Twitter.

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About the Author Adam Harris

Hi there! My name is Adam and I write for HealthyHandyman. I have a great passion for writing about everything related to tools, home improvement, and DIY. In my spare time, I'm either fishing, playing the guitar, or spending quality time with my beloved wife. You'll also often find me in my workshop working on some new project!