Step 3: Make the Back

make the back
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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Cut two back braces with the same curve as the rear curved-cut seat slat, but with a 25-degree bevel. Cut one to the width of the seat plus the two arms. Cut the other to fit the width of the back. Attach the longer back brace to the top of a piece of 1-inch-wide wood, and screw this riser to the side of the back leg.
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    Tools List

    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw
    • drill
      Drill/driver

    Shopping List

    1. 6-inch pressure-treated decking You'll need about seven 6-footers to make the back slats, arm rests, seat supports, seats slats and front crosspiece.

    2. 4-inch pressure-treated decking Pick up two 6-footers to construct the back braces, front legs, and blocking for the arm rests.

    3. 1-inch pressure-treated baluster You'll need 44-inches of material for two 22-inch raisers to support the back braces.

    4. 100-grit sand paper

    5. 2-inch deck screws