Since I moved in to this house, I thought it needed a pair of adirondack chairs for the yard. Recently I decided to activate that project and work on it in the garage in the evenings after the kids are in bed.
There are countless sources for adirondack chair plans, but I chose to buy a plan set at Rockler because it came with complete templates for both adult and child size chairs. I also chose this plan because it uses the arms to support the back–not an additional vertical back support–just because I prefer how that looks.
So far I have completed much of the basic assembly:
Of course, the first thing I did was deviate from the plan. I wanted to try to make the chair have a bit more of a “craftsman” look to it, so I made the center back from wider 1×8 boards instead of 1x4s and extended the tails of the arm supports.
Although I like that the design looks custom, I’m not convinced I’ve nailed the look I was going for. Fortunately, a neighbor who walked by my open garage liked it enough to offer to buy a pair from me. Once I get the chair finished, I will have to decide whether to keep or sell it. I still want some chairs for my yard, but if I sell a couple first I should be able to get mine for free.