Today I’m sharing a fun project we just completed this weekend: How To Make an Adirondack Chair!
My family and I love relaxing in our backyard! The perfect way to hang out is to lounge in a comfortable Adirondack chair.
This is the perfect project for a beginner or an experienced DIY’er – you can make one or more in just one weekend!
We made two of these gorgeous chairs in just two days:
With its wide arms perfect for sitting a drink on and the angled back these chairs are perfect for getting some rest and relaxation in your backyard or on your deck!
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Supplies for Adirondack Chair:
60 -1 1/2″ deck screws
2 – 12′ x 6″ x 1′ white pine – (cut out the two arms, the two leg bases/runners, upper and lower back supports, and matching curved seat slat)
3 – 12′ x 4″ x 1″ white pine – (cut out four legs, arm brace pieces, back slats and remaining seat slats, including front shaped one)
Exterior semi-gloss white paint (or use whichever paint color you like)
** Update!!! The drawing plan and instructions for this Adirondack chair is for sale for $8.99 USD. You can purchase the plan by emailing me at [email protected] with “Adirondack Chair Plan” in the email subject line.
This plan includes everything you need to make this chair including the cut out drawing, dimensions of all pieces, supply list and assembly instructions. **
1. Using the safety equipment cut out all pieces from the wood.
2. We cut out each straight piece on the table saw and curved pieces with the jig saw, sanding all sides and edges.
(The arms on one chair are routered, but to save time we skipped that step for the second chair and now we have ‘His and Her’ chairs! One with routered arms and one without! )
3. Lay out all the pieces:
4. Next we screwed all the pieces together with the new screws and assembled each chair.
(Helpful Tip: We recommend pre-drilling holes with a drill bit slightly smaller in diameter than the screw. This reduces the chances of the wood splitting when the screws are twisted in.)
We made this one with a routered edge on the arms:
5. For the final step we painted each chair with one coat of wood primer and two coats of outdoor latex white paint, sanding in between coats lightly with 220 grade sandpaper.
You can paint the individual pieces before assembling or after…we chose to paint after the chairs were assembled.
I love how they turned out!
You can create the perfect lounge and outdoor party environment with these beautiful classic Adirondack chairs!
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