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

Rita and Cane
by Rita and Cane
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.
Rita and Cane
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Kathy 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 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 Vicki Dixon Sidles on Jan 05, 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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  • Robert 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.

  • Heather Roberts Heather Roberts on Oct 29, 2020

    I am bummed I can't find the step by step instructions online anymore. Has anyone found them?