Portable folding beach chair plan

Here we are presenting a DIY plan that will allow you to quickly create a practical and beautiful portable folding beach chair. In the picture you can see what the beach chair looks like when in both folded and unfolded position. Dimensions of the completed chair according to our plan are as follows: Height 506mm (19 29/32in), width 381mm (15in), length 586mm (23 3/32in)

 

Portable folding beach chair plan

 

To be portable, the chair should be as light as possible, but also strong enough to bear a person’s body weight. In order to meet these criteria, choose hardwood, just make sure it is not a species characterized by great weight. Total chair weight is 4-5kg, depending on the chosen type of wood. The beach chair made according to this plan is not meant for big and heavy people, although it can be easily adjusted to suit them, too, by slightly increasing the dimensions of the chair (its parts), using high quality hardwood and additional strengthening.

 

Portable folding beach chair - Assembly drawing, exploded view, parts list

 

Portable folding beach chair - Assembly drawing, exploded view, parts list

 


This chair is not strictly a beach chair - it can also be used in the yard, at the poolside, on a picnic ... It is easy to move and fits into any car as it does not require too much space. If you study closer the plan drawings, you will see that the chair construction can be easily changed to make a settee.  Most probably a settee will not fit in your car, but will surely prove useful at the poolside or in the garden. 

 

Portable folding beach chair - Parts drawings

 

Portable folding beach chair - Parts drawings

 

 

Rail parts for the construction of the chair can be fixed with dowels or wood screws. 

 

Since the beach chair is designed for outdoor use, which means that it will be exposed to weathering, it is important to choose and apply a high-quality finish. At the end of the season, fold it up and put it away somewhere dry.

 

In the following pictures you can find all the dimensions needed for the making of the beach chair. You are given a parts list, parts & assembly drawings and an exploded view.  By clicking on the image, a recordable, high-resolution image will be displayed on the screen.