Simple Deck Chair

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Project by Ben posted 04-26-2017 02:52 PM 1152 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last spring I built a couple Adirondack Chairs and they were extremely comfortable to sit in, but they sit very low and are hard for some people to get in and out of. So I wanted to build a couple chairs that were slightly higher and easier to get in and out of. These chairs accomplished that, but they are not quite as comfortable as a true adirondack chair. I had some extra 1×6 boards and some 1×2, so I made the plans to use what material I had. I did switch out the 1×6 boards for 2×4’s for the legs. Someday I will update the plan. I like how they turned out, but I would make the legs 2”’s longer next time, the arm rest on these ones are a little low. I may also add a curve to the back support on the next ones. Here’s the dimensions if anyone is interested.

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#1 posted 04-26-2017 03:46 PM

Very nice chairs and comfortable design.

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#2 posted 04-26-2017 04:24 PM

Well designed and built. Should last a lifetime with decent care.

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#3 posted 04-26-2017 09:55 PM

Very nice looking set of deck chairs—I’m sure you’ll enjoy them this summer!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 04-26-2017 10:07 PM

Good build Ben.

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#5 posted 04-27-2017 12:45 PM

Looks great !

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#6 posted 04-27-2017 01:45 PM

These are nice practical chairs. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 04-27-2017 02:15 PM

These chairs only need a nice shade tree ….... they look way comfy …..... GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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