Summer Youth: Build a Clever Deck Chair (Ages 12-18)

  • Monday, July 31, 2023
  • Thursday, August 03, 2023
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, July 31, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, August 01, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, August 02, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, August 03, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code WO073123BD
  • 6


  • $280 + $55 Materials Fee
  • $220+ $55 Materials Fee

Build a comfy deck chair that you can slide apart into two nearly flat pieces for a trip to the beach or winter storage.

About this Class

Get woodworking experience as you build a sturdy but elegant chair with an ingenious design - the seat and back are separate pieces that slide together and interlock when you want a chair. But if you want to pop the chair into a car before a picnic or stow it away for winter, you can separate the sections without any tools, leaving you two nearly flat, easy-to-carry pieces.

You will learn how the properties of wood influenced the design details of this chair. Then you will lay out the parts and use a variety of power tools to cut and smooth the legs and the slats. You will attach the slats to the legs with screws.


  • For students ages 12-18.
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Registration closes Monday, July 24.
  • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email address.
  • Complete and return this minor permission form.
  • You may register your youth  for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the duration of this class.
  • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry. We recommend bringing your own safety glasses.
  • A $55 materials fee included in the cost of the class covers the wood, screws, and shop supplies.

Class Policies


Ben Dykstra has been a woodworker for almost 30 years and has expertise in custom furniture and high-end kitchen cabinetry. He has worked with youth for more than 10 years and currently teaches middle school woodshop and high school technical drawing and CAD.

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