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DIY plans to build an awesome Adirondack chair

DIY plans to build an awesome Adirondack chair

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DIY plans to build an Adirondack chair, nice and light, simple to construct, inexpensive, and attractive!

The downloadable PDF file contains 16 pages and includes plan drawings, a drawing of every individual piece, a list of materials required, pictures and drawings, and step-by-step instructions. The measurements are in both standard and metric units.

This is the most lightweight Adirondack chair that I have made, and it is also probably the easiest to build. The back-rest is not curved like most traditional Adirondack chairs, but this does not significantly reduce comfort; however, it does make for an "easier to build" chair.

Six pieces of 3/4" x 5-1/2" (19 x 140 mm) wood, each 6 feet (1800 mm) long, are all you will need to make the chair.

There is a drawing showing you how to cut all the pieces out of the six boards.
The wood is a common stock size, so you should not have too much trouble obtaining it.

You will also need:

Note: I used a nail gun and thin finishing nails measuring 1-3/4" (44mm) as I relied heavily on glue and more or less used the nails to hold things until the glue set.
I did use 3/8" (10mm) carriage bolts to hold the legs to the sides. 1 at each meeting.

If you want to use glue and screws, you will need the following:

50 of 1-1/4" (45 mm) exterior wood screws,
12 of 1-1/4" (33mm) exterior wood screws,
4 of 3/8" (10mm) x 2" (50mm) long galvanised carriage (coach) bolts,
And some exterior wood glue.

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