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About  Woodworking Den & Adirondack Chair Plans

Thousands of people have purchased these plans, and many have written back to tell us of their satisfaction, or to share photos of their proud accomplishments.  We're glad to see this level of customer satisfaction, as it took a lot of effort to get to this point.  We hope you're our next satisfied customer.

These designs have only one purpose and goal: to be the best Adirondack chair design possible in an easy to use pattern.  Numerous hours of testing underlie each design. 

After years of positive feedback from our customers, friends and family,  we're confident you will appreciate these woodworking designs and gain years of enjoyment.

Read through the information below for answers to common questions, and if you don't find your answer you may always email us using any of the links provided around the site.


Design Focus

Our Adirondack plans start with the historical design, adapted to satisfy 3 goals: to be comfortable, beautiful, and durable. 

  1. Comfortable:  Seat curvature is crucial to how an Adirondack chair feels.  You could throw a cushion on any outdoor chair, but design quality is found in a seat that is comfortable without a cushion, one which conforms to the body while also not being too bucketed.  Excessive seat curvature can give one a feeling of being "socked in" to the chair or like you're sitting in a barrel.  You should feel free to move around as you sit. 

    Freedom of movement is important in the seat and back curvature is also crucial to comfort, yet some Adirondack designs have a flat back.  Our back curvatures are designed to conform to your body while allowing for plenty of arm movement and freedom to move around as you sit. 
    Additionally, these chairs are designed to be universally comfortable, rather than for only people of average height and weight.

  2. Beautiful: A well constructed Adirondack chair must be beautiful, otherwise you could simply put a couple of plastic chairs out.  Adirondack chairs on the porch make a statement to the world passing by and showcase your woodworking hobby.  A good design should offer years of satisfaction whether you are sitting in the chairs or just looking at them.  Our designs are visually aesthetic, so follow the patterns closely for the best outcome..

  3. Durable: By use of thick wood and notched front 3 x 3 legs, our chair designs have tested to hold a substantial amount of weight.  Durable by design, their strength also depends on lumber grade and grain.  The lumber recommended in the chair designs, 5/4" x 6" select Western Red Cedar, is a commonly available material at lumber/hardware stores for patio deck construction.   For long life we recommend applying deck sealer once per year..


We regularly hear positive feedback from our customers.  Here is a sampling of some of the comments we've received:

"...Prompt shipping. Nice item. This may be my son's 4-H project next year!"

"Just studied the plan. It is a good one! Thanks"

"Great plans! Quick delivery!! Free shipping!!! What more could you want?..."

"I ordered the plans a month or so ago and the plans were great. I am an experienced wood worker and it was nice to build something that didn’t have to be so “precise.” "

We hope that you are our next happy customer and let us know how things went.  To give comments, feedback and suggestions, email: support@furnitureden.com



Woodworking Tips

  • Use a well-designed woodworking pattern to ensure a result that will be appreciated and last for years.
  • Western Red Cedar is recommended, but other good outdoor woods include poplar, treated lumber, teak, cypress, and redwood.
  • If using pine, oak, or another wood that's not designed for the outdoors, prime with a wood primer, and then paint.  We recommend using an oil based primer and then an oil based paint (with much ventilation).  Do not paint without first applying a wood primer.  Finish with urethane or other outdoor sealer after the paint and primer are fully cured.
  • If you plan to use a wood size different than what we recommend, you will need to have the conceptual ability to make adjustments, rather than emailing us to ask how to do so.
  • Please be safe in the shop: tune-up and adjust your equipment, use a dust mask, eye and hearing protection, and take your time.
  • We can provide the designs and patterns, but aren't able to bless you with visual reasoning, or in other words, please error on the side of safety and realize this hobby might not be for everyone.  Occasionally we receive questions that make us worry if the person should be messing around power tools :-)

Tools and Materials

  • Although virtually any object may be constructed with minimal hand tools, we're often asked what tools are needed for a woodworking project.  This is a difficult question to answer as there is a multiplitude of alternate approaches that may be used in woodworking, and each hobbyist may use their judgment as to the tools needed. 
  • These projects are much easier for the woodworker who owns a table saw, electric jigsaw, coping saw, padded clamps, drills, square, level, and sanding block, etc.  Other tools could include a table-mounted router, drill press, etc. 
  • The adirondack chair plans call for up to 48 linear feet of 5/4 x 6” Western Red Cedar or Redwood, 4 ft of 4x4 cedar post, eighty #8 –1 ¾” flat-head outdoor grade screws (stainless steel or galvanized), and a tube of polyurethane-type wood glue.  Other types of outdoor grade wood may be substituted.


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