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Adirondack 2 piece, 2 position Beach Chair

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Project by Phil B. posted 01-23-2015 01:37 AM 5642 views 30 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been thinking about how to do this one for a long time. There are lots of quick and easy 2 piece beach chairs out there, but all incorporate horizontal slats and horizontal support bars.

My goal was to keep true to my Adirondack designs with the comfortable curved back and seat, yet make a portable beach chair that can fully recline into a different position. I filled 3 large boxes with kindling doing this one…LOL.

By incorporating 1” dowels as support cross bars with heavy gauge brass furniture screws for extra strength, I was able to eliminate the common visible horizontal support bars. The one dowel rests in a 1/4” round groove to lock it into place in both positions. The seat is 16” wide and the back matches my regular Adirondack plan but shorter. I am 5’8” and can rest my head in the upright position, and yet someone 6’2” could do the same in the low position. You do not slide off in the low position, since the seat curves upwards.

It hangs in the garage between 16” studs and I figure 6 chairs could fit in the trunk of my car. I plan on painting 6 in various bright colors using Varathane Colors in Plastic, since they will be on the beach at the cottage all summer. If I win the lottery, I will make them in cedar with brass screws !

Now to write the plans and upload them for sale on my site. Should be ready in a few weeks.

Thanks for looking.

Update: just added this magazine rack since there was space.

P.S….here is the chair at the beach, painted white.

-- Phil, http://www.plansinwood.com DWG files at https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheBarleyHarvest?section_id=13930514&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3





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#1 posted 01-23-2015 02:47 PM

Pretty cool variation! Looks comfy

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#2 posted 01-23-2015 05:00 PM

Thanks Joe….it IS comfy ! Wife has frozen shoulder and complained about the lack of arms, so I am going to rig up a set of arm rests that will simply attach with rare earth magnets for her.

-- Phil, http://www.plansinwood.com DWG files at https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheBarleyHarvest?section_id=13930514&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3

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#3 posted 01-23-2015 05:09 PM

I love these! Very creative to combine two distinct type of chairs.

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#4 posted 01-23-2015 05:31 PM

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#5 posted 01-23-2015 05:42 PM

waiting for the plans!!!

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#6 posted 01-23-2015 07:59 PM

second pretzer

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Phil B.

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#7 posted 01-23-2015 10:25 PM

Thanks guys….I will post here when they are uploaded, and PM each of you. I am away for 10days next Friday, so they won’t be done until closer to the end of February. EMagic will do the CAD drawings while I am gone.

-- Phil, http://www.plansinwood.com DWG files at https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheBarleyHarvest?section_id=13930514&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3

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#8 posted 01-23-2015 11:19 PM

Excellent, looks really comfortable.

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#9 posted 01-24-2015 12:55 AM

Thanks…I just added a couple of thumbs to show the 2 positions. Can’t wait to get it on the beach !

-- Phil, http://www.plansinwood.com DWG files at https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheBarleyHarvest?section_id=13930514&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3

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#10 posted 01-24-2015 03:55 AM

I like it, a lot.

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#11 posted 01-24-2015 04:35 PM

Great great great! Excelent idea and job! Try to copy!. Thank for share.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#12 posted 01-24-2015 07:53 PM

well designed and executed – nice work

-- Greg Simon

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#13 posted 01-25-2015 02:38 AM

Nice design. Looking forward to the plans, assume they’ll be on The Barley Harvest site?

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#14 posted 01-25-2015 03:14 AM



Nice design. Looking forward to the plans, assume they ll be on The Barley Harvest site?

- Picklehead


Thanks Guys…yes, the plans will be on The Barley Harvest site www.plansinwood.com as well as CAD files and DWG in my Etsy shop, and mailed plans on eBay.

-- Phil, http://www.plansinwood.com DWG files at https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheBarleyHarvest?section_id=13930514&ref=shopsection_leftnav_3

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#15 posted 01-25-2015 05:04 AM

Count me in as a customer for the plans! Thanks.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

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