This step by step woodworking project is about double adirondack chair plans. This article features detailed instructions for building nice double adirondack chairs with table, ideal for any backyard. The best part of this project is that you can build the bench in less than a weekend using common tools and materials. We have designed the adirondack bench to keep the expenditures under control and to involve the least amount of work possible. Premium Plans available for this project in the Shop.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the table won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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Double Adirondack Chair Plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 20 3/4″ long FRONT LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 33″ long BACK LEGS
- C – 1 piece of 1×8 lumber – 46 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 19 3/4″ long, 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 45″ long, 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 48″ long SUPPORTS
- D – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 29 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 16″ long 2xBACKREST
- E – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 23 1/4″ long, 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 3 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
- F – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 24 1/2″ long ARMRESTS
- G – 3 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 13″ long TABLE SUPPORTS
- H – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 24 1/2″ long TABLE
- I – 10 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 16 3/4″ long SEAT SLATS
- 9 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 1×8 lumber – 10′
- 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 6′
- 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 4′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 1 1/4″ screws
- glue, stain
Adirondack chairs with table plans
The first step of the project is to build the back legs out of 1×8 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the slats, as shown in the diagram. Use a circular saw to make the cuts and smooth the edges with 120-grit sandpaper.
Attach the 1×4 front legs to the back legs. Use the information from the diagram to lock the components together tightly. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws through the back legs into the front legs. Make sure the front legs are plumb before inserting the screws.
Fit the front support to the structure. Use 1×8 lumber to build the front component, making sure you adjust the width to 6 3/4″. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the back legs. Make sure the corners are square before inserting the galvanized screws.
Fit the back support to the frame of the adirondack chair. Drill pocket holes at both ends and secure the 1×6 slat to the back legs using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and leave no gaps between the components.
Continue the woodworking project by building the supports for the seat. As you can easily see in the plans, you need to make a few cuts to 1×4 slats. Smooth the edges with 120 grit sandpaper.
Fit the seat supports to the frame, as shown in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the frame using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square. alternatively, you could drill pilot holes through the frame and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the seat supports.
Build the backrest out of 1×4 slats. Round the top of the backrest using a jigsaw. Use a 1×4 support to lock the slats together with 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure you place a 3/4″ plywood piece between the slats to create even gaps between the components. Smooth the edges with 120-grit sandpaper.
Fit the backrests to the back of the adirondack bench. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the 1×6 support.
Next, you need to build the armrests supports for the double adirondack chairs. Fit the supports to the bench, as shown in the diagram. Use 1 1/4″ screws to lock the supports to the front legs.
Build the middle back support out of 2×2 lumber. Fit the support between the armrests supports and lock it into place by inserting 1 1/4″ screws.
Fit the 1×4 slats to the seat frame, as shown in the diagram. Place the slats equally-spaced and lock them into place using 1 1/4″ screws.
Build the corner details out of 1/2″ lumber. Fit the details to the chairs, as shown in the diagram, by using 1 1/4″ screws.
Build the armrests out of 1×4 lumber. Make a few decorative cuts to the components, if you want to get a professional result. Smooth the cut edges with fine-grit sandpaper.
Fit the armrests to the supports, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock them into place. Leave no gaps between the components.
Build the supports for the table out of 1×4 lumber. Cut the slats at the right dimensions and secure them to the frame using 1 1/4″ screws. Check if the corners are square and leave no gaps between the components.
Next, attach the 1×4 slats to the table supports. Drill pilot holes through the slats and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock them to the supports. Place a piece of 1/2″ plywood between the slats to create consistent gaps.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the wooden adirondack bench from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. Premium Plans available for this project in the Shop.
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