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DIY Adirondack chair - woodworking project

Building Instructions

Step 1. Cut the pieces to length

Take note, the two arm pieces are thicker than the other pieces.

Altogether there are three different stock sizes required.

Cut all the pieces to the lengths given below or refer to the cutting list on page 2.

From 3/4" x 5 1/2" (140mm x 20mm) stock...
Cut two pieces at 39" (975mm) long, for the seat sides.
Cut two pieces at 22 3/4" (570mm) long, for the legs.
Cut four pieces at 38" (950mm) long, for the back slats.
Cut four pieces at 24 3/4" (620mm) long, for the seat slats, and then rip each piece into four equal strips making 16 slats.
Cut one piece at 30 3/4" (770mm) long, for the upper back support.

From 3/4" x 3 1/2" (90mm x 20mm) stock...
Cut one piece at 23 1/4" (580mm) long, for the rear spacer.
Cut one piece at 24 3/4" (620mm) long, for the lower back support.
Cut two pieces at 7" (175mm) long, for the arm braces.
Cut one piece at 24 3/4" (620mm) long, for the front spacer.

From 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" (140mm x 45mm) stock...
Cut two pieces at 32" (800mm) long, for the arms.

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Step 2. Make the patterns and/or mark the wood

Adirondack chair pieces

Some of the pieces will need to be shaped, therefore the shape must first be drawn on wood.

You can either make a pattern and trace the shape onto the wood, or mark directly on the wood by measuring from a plan drawing.

In this documentation there are three options on how to do this.
Option 1 - Measuring off a plan (see page four).
Option 2 - Making a pattern using a grid (see page five).
Option 3 - Printing out a full size pattern (see page six).

Step 3. Cut the shapes

Once all the shapes have been marked onto their respective pieces of wood, either by tracing around a pattern or by measuring from a plan drawing, cut them out using a tool such as a jig-saw to cut any curved lines.

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