Folding Adirondack Chairs

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Project by justjohn49 posted 10-06-2009 03:59 PM 1565 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was long time coming and I am happy the way it turned out. These are cedar chairs with a Cedar Natural tone 501 sealer from the local big box store.

-- justjohn49, New Hampshire

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#1 posted 10-06-2009 05:01 PM

good job
more details or pics on hinge setup maybe??

-- Ron, Missouri

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#2 posted 10-06-2009 05:16 PM

These are great. Did you design the folding system or did you use plans? Either way, do you have plans available? I would really like to make a couple of these.

-- Hersh from Port Angeles, WA - Gotta Complete That Project!

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#3 posted 10-06-2009 05:26 PM

They look great the first folding ones I’ve seen. Good work.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 10-06-2009 06:18 PM

Great work.

-- He said wood...

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#5 posted 10-06-2009 07:29 PM

I’d love to see some plans or at least some closeups, I bought a couple kits of these but was unhappy with the quality and want to make my own.

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#6 posted 10-06-2009 07:47 PM

This is a plan from Wood Magazine, I found this in one of their magazines called, Best Ever Outdoor Projects from the spring of 2008. I ordered the paper plans from, the number of the plan is OFS-1062. This is part of a series of outdoor furniture in the apple theme, which feature a glider, patio table and benches. One word of caution, make sure of your measurements of the chair back and the crossbar that is attached to the armrests (just above the grass) have to slip over the top to be bolted in the back of the chair.

-- justjohn49, New Hampshire

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#7 posted 10-06-2009 09:42 PM

Nice job. I made one years ago (‘97,’98 maybe) when the original issue came out. I loved it. Think the wife sold it on a yard sale one year when we moved. :(


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#8 posted 10-07-2009 04:06 AM

Cool chairs, I like that you can fold them up for storage.

-- John @

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#9 posted 10-07-2009 04:16 AM

great chairs…JOhn…can you get more pictures of the folding parts/mechanisms…I am building a chair for a friend that will sit on the ground…and will hopefully fold into itself…not an adirondack…but your one picture of it folded is hard to see…just need some ideas…if you have the time…


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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