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DIY Adirondack Chairs

DIY Adirondack Chairs

The perfect summertime DIY from Matt Rogers and Matt Iseman.
Materials
  • 2 –1 x 4 at 38 -3 /4”– BackLegs
  • 1 – 1 x 4 at 24 - 1/2” – Front Apron
  • 2 – 1 x 4 at 20 - 3/4” – Front Legs
  • 5 – 1 x 4 at 24- 1/2” – Bottom Seat Slats
  • 2 – 1 x 4 at 21 - 1/2” – Seatback Frame Top and Bottom
  • 2 – 1 x 4 at 28 - 1/2” – Seatback Frame Sides
  • 1 – 1 x 4 at 27” – Seatback Frame Center
  • 7 – 1 x 4 at 23” – Seatback Slats
  • 2 – 1 x 4 at 4 - 1/4” – Arm Rest Rear Supports
  • 2–1 x 4 at 30 - 3/4” –Arm Rests
  • 2 – 1 x 4 at 3” – Arm Rest Front Supports


Instructions
1. Cut out 2 Back Legs. Drill pocket holes on the inside offront end. The ‘front’ of your Back Legs will be the end with only 1 angled cut, and the ‘back’ will be the end with 2 angled cuts.

2. Cut out the piece and attach as shown to the Back Legs with glue and pocket screws.

3. Drill a pair of pocket holes in the top end of the Front Legs for the Arm Rests). Drill another pair of pocket holes approximately 8” down from the top end of each Front Leg, both on the side of the leg that faces the back of the chair. Attach the Front Legs to the Back Legs as shown with pocket screws.

4. Attach the Bottom Slats to the Back Legs with glue and nails. Use a pencil to space.

5. Prepare the Seat back Frame pieces for assembly by screwing pocket holes in the ends of the top and bottom pieces and centerpiece. Assemble frame with screws.

6. Attach the Backrest slats to the Backrest Frame using glue and space with pencil.

7. Lay chair on its side and measure the angle for your Backrest – which is 60°.

8. Line up the Backrest to the Back Legs. Clamp the pieces together and drill 1/4” holes for the bolts. Insert screws.

9. Drill pocket holes in each end of the Arm Rest Rear Supports. Assemble the Arm Rest Rear Supports to the back of the Arm Rests with glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws or brad nails as shown. The Rear Supports should extend 3/4” beyond the side of the Arm Rest.

10. Attach the Arm Rests to the Front Legs and to the Backrest.

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