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Double Muskoka Chair

Share the great outdoors with someone special in this double Muskoka chair. Perfect for pairs whether you're enjoying the weather at the cottage, by the pool or in the backyard.

DOUBLE MUSKOKA CHAIRStep By Step

Staining Or Painting Your Chairs (Optional)

  • Ask your Home Hardware dealer for advice on the best finish for your chairs
  • Cut out the pieces for the project using a jigsaw and a mitre saw
  • Rip narrow pieces from stock using a table saw
  • Pre-drill all the screw holes with a combination drill/countersink bit
  • Use galvanized bolts, nuts and washers. Sand all pieces before assembly
  • Tip: You may want to stain or paint the wood before assembly

Step #1 Side Aassemblies

  • Drill 5/16" holes at the locations indicated. Now build 4 side assemblies for 2 chairs. Place the back legs on the insides of the side supports and place the front legs on the outsides of the side supports.
  • Use a wrench to fasten the legs with 1/4" x 3" bolts, nuts and washers at the front leg, and 1/4" x 2-1/2" bolts at the back leg. Use a framing square to ensure that the legs are 90 degrees to your work surface.

Step #2 Back Seat & Back Leg Supports

  • Fasten the supports to the side assemblies using 3" deck screws.
  • The lower back support overhangs the side supports by 1/4" on each side.
  • Centre the upper back support on the two back legs.

Step #3 Arm Blocks & Front Slats

  • Fasten the arm blocks to the back legs and the outside front legs with 3" deck screws and fasten the first seat slat to the side supports with 1-5/8" deck screws.
  • The slats with overhang the side supports by 1/4" on each side.

Step #4 Back Slats & Seat Slats

  • Align the 2 outer back slats with the bottom of the lower back support and with the outer edges of the upper back support. Fasten the slats to the supports with 1-5/8" deck screws. Space the remaining back slats evenly along the back supports and fasten with 1-5/8" deck screws.
  • Lay the remaining seat slats on the side supports and space them evenly. The slats with overhang the side supports by 1/4" on each side. Four of the slats will need to be trimmed to fit between the front legs. Fasten with 1-5/8" deck screws.

Step #5 Outer Arms

  • Position the outer arms flush with the backs of the back legs and fasten them to the arm blocks and the back legs with 3" deck screws.

Step #6 Shelf

  • Place the two chairs on a level surface or floor.
  • Position the 2 chairs at a 45 degree angle to each other.
  • Position the "N" shelf support flush with the fronts of the front legs and fasten with 3" deck screws.
  • Now install the remaining pieces.

Step #7 Table Top

  • Position the "S" support flush with the fronts of the front legs and fasten with 3" deck screws. Then install both inner arms with 3" and 2" deck screws.
  • Now install the remaining pieces with 2" deck screws (screw the support pieces to the arms from the underside).
  • The assembly should now be stable enough to lift and move carefully (It should always be placed on a firm level area).

Step #8 Curved Back Slats

  • Draw a curved line or radius by using a string held approximately 18" from the top of the middle back slats.
  • Cut the curve with a jigsaw, and sand smooth.

For full material list and complete project details, please contact your local Home Store (project SKU 6335-503)

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