Pair of Adirondack Chairs

  • Advertise with us
Project by darryl posted 1507 days ago 1870 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this pair of Adirondack chairs tonight. Tomorrow they will be delivered to my daughter’s school for the winner of the daily raffle fund raiser sponsored by the PTA. This is the second year that I have donated a set of chairs.

This pair, like last years, are built of pine and are unfinished. I used a design published by the Family Handyman magazine several years ago. I like the design of these chairs since they don’t sit so low giving you that “turtle stuck on his back” feeling when trying to get out of the chair!

16 comments so far

View PurpLev's profile


8475 posts in 2234 days

#1 posted 1507 days ago

these look great! I was just looking at some today while driving around, and was thinking about the build process.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

View matt garcia's profile

matt garcia

1805 posts in 2258 days

#2 posted 1507 days ago

Those are some pretty sweet chairs!! Whoever won them will love ‘em!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

View thatwoodworkingguy's profile


375 posts in 1516 days

#3 posted 1507 days ago

Those are great chairs darryl! Love em

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

View a1Jim's profile


111999 posts in 2163 days

#4 posted 1507 days ago

great job

-- Custom furniture

View Lenny's profile


1224 posts in 2113 days

#5 posted 1507 days ago

Nice build Darryl. Like you, I like the design of these chairs, not only because it addresses the issue of sitting so low but I also like the very different look of the non-scalloped back rest pieces. Very nice!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

View Loucarb's profile


2388 posts in 2031 days

#6 posted 1507 days ago

Very Nice Darryl & I agree with Lenny I like the back too. Well done.

View ellen35's profile


2556 posts in 2018 days

#7 posted 1507 days ago

Great chairs, Darryl. I particularly like the design that lets you sit more comfortably and a little higher in the chair.
To me , that has always been the drawback of an Adirondack chair. They really look nice.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

View hunter71's profile


1945 posts in 1772 days

#8 posted 1506 days ago

I make a similar style and agree the raised seat make getting in and out a lot easier, nice contribution.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

View hObOmOnk's profile


1380 posts in 2713 days

#9 posted 1506 days ago


I really like the design of those chairs. Good job!

Here’s plans for those interested:

Family Handyman Adirondack Chairs.

-- 温故知新

View Ken90712's profile


14821 posts in 1775 days

#10 posted 1506 days ago

your chairs look very well done, nice job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View lew's profile


9920 posts in 2341 days

#11 posted 1506 days ago

Great looking chairs for a great cause!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View sharad's profile


1063 posts in 2390 days

#12 posted 1506 days ago

A very nice pair of chairs and the cause for which it is donated.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

View littlecope's profile


2865 posts in 2088 days

#13 posted 1506 days ago

Nicely Done, my Friend, both on the build and the donation!!
On a completely unrelated note, how about them Red Sox?! I can’t wait to see Wake take the mound tonight…. :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

View Bob Kollman's profile

Bob Kollman

1796 posts in 1777 days

#14 posted 1506 days ago

Nice looking sturdy pair of chairs, hope they raise some big bucks for the cause.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

View Napaman's profile


5315 posts in 2663 days

#15 posted 1504 days ago

i expected to see these made out of tiny segmented pieces of wood! Nice chairs!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase