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
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.
Our Adirondack plans start with the
historical design, adapted to satisfy
3 goals: to be comfortable, beautiful, and durable.
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
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..
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
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:
a well-designed woodworking pattern to ensure a result that will be
appreciated and last
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 :-)
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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