This month Lowe’s challenged me to do something to enhance my backyard. I have always wanted Adirondack chairs along the lake. So we took the challenge and made a chair for each family member!
The chairs go together quite easily and this a great way to get the whole family building!
How to build an Adirondack chair
First download the Adirondack chair template. The template is actual size so you will have to have it printed on 24″ by 36″ paper at a local copy shop. Many copy shops will allow you to email the file to be printed. Then all you have to do is trace around the pieces, no measuring! Super easy!
Supplies for Adirondack Chair
60 -1 1/2″ deck screws
10 – 2″ X 1/4″ carriage bolts along with flat nuts and washers
2 – 12 ft 1 X 6 treated lumber (on one cut the middle back of chair, upper back support, one seat, and two arms) (on the second cut two legs, the first seat piece/bottom support for back, and two seat pieces)
1 – 8 ft 1 x 4 treated lumber (cut both support for arms, the front cross piece of chair, and two legs)
1 – 10 ft 1 x 4 treated lumber (cut all four of the remaining back of chair)
Lay all templates out before cutting, carefully placing to get the most pieces from one board. Trace, cut and sand.
Bolt legs together with 2 inch carriage bolts.
Once legs are assembled, screw the front cross piece between the front legs.
Screw the bottom support to the back legs.
Screw arm supports to the side of each front leg. For the entire chair, drill pilot holes to keep the wood from splitting.
Screw on arms of chair onto the front legs.
Again drill pilot holes and then bolt on back support piece.
Screw middle back piece on chair. Make sure both arms and vertical back piece are level before attaching.
Screw on next two back pieces spacing evenly, making sure to keep arms level.
Evenly screw on remaining back pieces.
Screw on seat boards.
An amazing and comfortable adirondack chair!
The easiest thing to do is print of the actual size template at your local copy shop. If you want dimensions, we have done our best to recreate them for you.
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Disclosure, Lowe’s provided me with a gift card for supplies.