Easy, economical DIY Adirondack chairs: $10, 8 steps, 2 hours

We built these lightweight, inexpensive Adirondack chairs from cedar fence boards. They don't require power tools or extensive skills! Step-by-step tutorial on our blog at http://www.thissortaoldlife.com/2012/07/07/adirondack-chairs-anyone-can-build/
Full steps at http://www.thissortaoldlife.com/2012/07/07/adirondack-chairs-anyone-can-build/
Full instructions are on the blog--includes a photo for each step.
These are super-lightweight, which makes them easy to move around your deck or yard.
Wide arms hold lots of stuff.

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Rita and Cane

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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3 questions
  • Kathy
    on Oct 16, 2016

    Rita and Cane how do I get the instruction for the Adirondack chairs, I would like to get it at the first of the month. Please can you let me know okay. Thank you.

  • Kathy
    on Oct 16, 2016

    Cane this is Kathy Bennett I just wrote to you about buying the Adirondack Chair and you can reach me at my e-mail " benthelady@yahoo.com " . I am wanting to buy the pattern on the first of the month. Thank you.

  • Vicki Dixon Sidles
    on Jan 5, 2018

    What would you say the weight limit is on these Adirondack chairs? We have a son weighing in at 320lbs that seems to break every outdoor chair we buy! Lol

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  • Kathy
    on Oct 16, 2016

    Rita and Cane, I love your Adirondack chairs please I just wrote to you and I want your pattern. Thank you

  • Robert
    on Aug 26, 2020

    I know this is a super old post, but your blog is around anymore and I can’t find the full write up for these anywhere online. I was wondering if you still have it or at least a cut list.

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