Adirondack Chair prototype

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Project by LDubb posted 667 days ago 1029 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my next project (this is just the 2nd thing that I’ve built), I wanted to build an adirondack chair. My wife and I love this type of deck furniture. I also wanted to make it out of all recycled materials and succeeded. All of the wood, plus the deck screws, were obtained from Freecycle. This chair is made from 1×6, 1×4, and 2×4 wood. This is all pine and pretty cheap quality, but I wanted to try it out before I spend money on redwood or cedar.

I got the plans from The plans were easy to follow, but the cut dimensions are off on several of the pieces. I thought it was me, but they really are off—in a couple of cases by as much as 3/4 inch. This took me half a day on the weekend and then a couple nights after work, so it’s not too time-consuming.

It was a fun project and now I’m ready to dive into some good wood for a matching pair and side table.

-- Lewis, Flower Mound, TX

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 667 days ago

Looks like you’ve got it figured out.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 667 days ago

the first one is the hard one Now it will be Ez

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#3 posted 666 days ago

I love Adirondack chairs too. I don’t however care for the flat backed ones. I made one of them, and then sold it, bought or got, I dont remember which, plans for a curved back one and it is SO much more comfortable. Look into the curved back ones before you build more.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#4 posted 666 days ago

Keep up the good work! I agree about the curved back. Take a look at the New Yankee plan. Easy to build and very comfy

-- Denny

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#5 posted 482 days ago

Great job! I always wanted to make one of these. I agree with jumbo. Curved is the way to go.

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