Folding sun lounger plan

Sun loungers are favorite outdoor furniture, especially around the pool, for the beach, terrace, patio or garden. This Sun lounger is designed for recline sitting position, so it is very comfortable and enables you to read a book in a very relaxing position, as well as to relax after hard day at work. We recommend placing a cushion on it for greater comfort. You can fold the back of the lounger, so it’s easier to carry it and it takes up less space when you do not use it.

It is completely made of wood, and the only part that’s not of wood are hinges for folding the back of lounge (and screws that are used to fix the hinges). Construction is done without screws and all joints are done with the technique mortise and tenon woodworking joints, so we achieve the maximum of firmness and esthetically it looks better, because there’s no screws.

Considering this lounge is intended mainly for outdoor use, we recommend to before purchasing material, you inform yourself well if you can find wood that can stand outdoors conditions. The second thing you must take care of is wood protection and type of finishing you should use so that your lounge stays in a good shape for a long time, undamaged and that you don’t need to take it inside on daily basis nor to cover it with finishing too often.

Slotted surface disables rain and water to stay in the lounge, because that would lead to wood damaging.

Carefully make the items by following the measurements given on particular pictures. The measurements are given in millimeters, while the measurements given in inches are in brackets (1 inch = 25, 4 mm).

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Folding sun lounger plan - Parts list
Folding sun lounger plan - Parts list

Folding sun lounger plan - Assembly 2D drawing
Folding sun lounger plan - Assembly 2D drawing

There are several types of wood you can use, but we recommend using a hardwood that’s intended for outdoor use because it is characterized by strength, water resistance and natural resistance to rot and insect infestation. Such species are Teak, Honduran mahogany (from plantations), dense species of Eucalyptus (karri and jarrah), Cypress, several Cedar species, White oaks, and few other woods. All of these woods has their advantages and disadvantages so ask your wood supplier for advice.

We recommend using hard and durable hardwood, so the connecting place between lounge and its back part won’t get damaged, because back part suffers increasing pressure during use.

Of course, we recommend keeping your sun lounger in a protected place during bad weather or when you’re planning not to use it in a while, so it would stay undamaged longer.

If you’re creative, you can decorate sides of your lounge with chip carving or paint them with waterproof colors.