I built 4 chairs to make an outdoor sectional couch, as well as a table for my patio. I used modified plans from Ana White for the sectional, and made the chair design up as I went along.
Chairs are made out of 2x4's for support, and 1x4 for the tops to hold the cushions. All 2x4 joints are screws (mostly pocket-hole), and all 1x4's are secured with glue and 2" brad nails.
Fully assembled chair - later I go back and add a second 2x4 for the back of the chair to better hold the cushions.
Need more lumber to make more chairs
Lot's of 2x4's and 1x4's cut
All 4 chairs built (not secured to each other).
Outdoor shot of all the chairs complete in the day time - outdoor water proof stain/paint used. Note that I didn't have all the cushions yet.
Outdoor night time shot
Table saw at Mike's house used to cut down 2x4's and 4x4's for a fancier look.
Me making some cuts
Frame assembled using all pocket-hole screws
Table top dry fit with 1x8 pine pieces
At first I thought this table might make a good coffee table, but I decided against it.
Upside down shot of the table fully assembled
Sanded and stained/painted.