Easy Modern Adirondack

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by Rogue Engineer
5 Materials
1 Hour

An Adirondack chair has been on my list of things to build for some time now. However, I wanted to add my twist to it. When I was building my outdoor bench not too long ago, I realized that the simple modern looking leg design could probably be translated to more of a lounge chair like an Adirondack. So I tweaked the design to give it the angles of an Adirondack and added a curved back and armrest and now we have the easy modern Adirondack chair! We were able to build this chair for about $30-$40 and in about an hour with only a few tools.

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How to Build an Easy Adirondack Chair

The plans below detail how to cut and assemble the wood to build an easy Adirondack chair.

Some things to note are that it is always highly recommended to pre-drill screw locations to reduce the chances of wood splitting. Another is that any fasteners that are used in combination with treated wood should be ACQ rated so that they do not corrode.

Cut List

If you do not have access to a miter saw the angles for these cuts can be found using a speed square as shown below.

Taper the Long Leg

Assemble the Legs
Cut out the Back Supports

Install the Back Supports
Taper the Arm Support
Installing the Arm Supports
Installing the Seat and Back
Cutting out the Arm Rests
Installing the Armrests
Suggested materials:
  • 5/4 x 6 x 8′ Treated Deck Boards
  • 2 x 8 x 8′ Treated Lumber
  • 2-1/2″ Exterior Wood Screws (ACQ Rated)
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