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How to build a Cape Cod Chair
Author: Les Kenny; Editor: Maree Anderson


Step 15. Secure the legs/seat sides legs bolted to the side of the chair

Now you can permanently fix the legs to the seat sides.

Drill two 3/8" (10mm) diameter bolt holes through each leg and seat side.
Refer to the 'side elevation plan' on page 3 for positioning.

Insert 3/8" x 2" (10mm x 50mm) galvanized carriage bolts with washers into the holes and tighten them.

Step 16. The remaining seat slats The remaining seat-slats added to the chair

You can now add the rest of the seat slats.
Don't forget to use ample glue first, and pre-drill the screw holes in the seat slats.

The edge of the last seat slat may need a bit of shaping to fit it neatly against the back slats.

Each seat slat only requires one screw at each end. That along with the glue is sufficient.

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Step 17. Final touch-up final touches to the chair

Just the final touch-up now.
A bit of a sand here and there.


Whatever you like. Limited only by your imagination. A white chair would pretty much fit anywhere, whereas a specialist color might be just the trick to suit a particular surrounding.

Step 18. Done! Cape Cod aka Adirondack chair finished

Well, that's about it: A big, strong, and comfortable, 'Cape Cod', aka 'Adirondack', aka 'Muskoka' chair.

Happy relaxing!