"It has been a fun project for both of us. Oh my gosh the chairs are great!

I am so excited I can hardly wait to give them away! Everyone will be thrilled."

- Red Wing, Minnesota

The Garden Chair                       $295

Red Cedar and/or Douglas Fir construction for superior weather resistance. Weatherproof fasteners and adhesive for durability. Free delivery within 35 miles of 19803. Beyond 35 miles, Please inquire prior to ordering. 

Special delivery options for residents of Martha's Vineyard and Lower Cape Cod, please inquire.


The Garden Chair Kit

Build one yourself


Building something yourself is an empowering experience. Pre-cut lumber and clear step-by-step directions, customer supplied hardware so you too can build The Garden Chair.

Packed and shipped individually, this solution is easier and less expensive than transporting a full sized chair.

Kits will usually be shipped within 14 days of ordering, as they are produced individually.



The Garden Chair Plans

Step by step instructions

to build your own


With clear step-by-step directions and easy to source lumber and hardware

that you purchase​, you construct your own Garden Chair.

Will be sent as PDF unless hardcopy is requested.




The Garden Chair Kit                                $225

The Garden Chair Plans                                         $25

Dan Benarcik

 The Garden Chair


"This chair ruined me. My very first visit to the garden Mecca that is Wave Hill was supposed to be the best thing that ever happened to me as a young horticulturist. But I saw the chair first, and it ruined me for all others. Drawn by its austere lines, lured by the simplicity and elegance of its construction, and more than pleasantly surprised by the comfort in which it embraced me. I must build this chair I thought, and so it began.

  For nearly twenty years I have been building, refining and enjoying this chair. Constructed by hand, this chair will provide years of enjoyment in your garden. I have shared it with hundreds of others, now I would like to share it with you."

   - Dan Benarcik


"The chair was specifically built to show that it is possible to create something beautiful, a spatial creation, with simple machine- processed parts. I cut a board of wood into planks and squares. I then sawed the middle part into two for the seat and the backrest, and I made the frame part out of the different lengths of plank. But as I was working on the chair, it never crossed my mind that one day it would become so significant that it would even influence architecture."

   - Gerrit Rietveld, (1918) about the Red-Blue chair




​​Garden Chair Workshops

Build a chair with friends


Garden Chair Workshops are available for professional education

programs and also for private events. In less than three hours

with only a cordless drill/driver, you will construct your own Garden Chair. No prior experience with either woodworking, power tools or carpentry is necessary. A fun and industrious session for a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 10 people will yield a finished chair for all who participate. Garden Chair building is great for team building, birthday parties and get togethers. The cost per chair is $225, (Saving $70 per chair!) These workshops are available only locally (Delaware and surrounding areas) at this time due to transporting materials. Other opportunities are open to discussion. See Contact page.