Building your Adirondack chair is the best option if you are handy with woodwork. It doesn’t need special skills and makes use of only basic tools. We have brought for you a simple plan on how to make a double Adirondack chair. Our plan is simple to make with easy to follow directions and no unnecessary steps. The double Adirondack chair will be a perfect addition to your backyard and quite useful if you do not wish to make or buy two separate Adirondack chairs.
- Two 2×6 red cedar lumber which are 8 ft long
- Nine 5/4 lumber which are 12 ft long, 5 ½ “ wide and 1” thick
- Fifty 1 ¼” screws
- Hundred 1 ½” screws
- 100 screw hole plugs
- Wood Filler
- Wood glue
- Tape measure
- Cordless drill
- Miter saw and bandsaw
- 30-degree chamfer and 3/8 inch round over bit
Also, make sure to check 2×4 Adirondack chair plans
- The first step is to individually make the legs of both the Adirondack chairs. There are 2 legs, E (both sides) and G. Cut the legs using a miter saw and then smooth the edges using sandpaper.
- Next, we will make the seat slat (C). Do not use lumber pieces which contain large knots as they will weaken your slat. Once you cut the slat, Drill in holes and plugs which are around ¼ inches deep. Using a round over bit on a router table, round the exposed and the top edges of the slats. Attach the seat slat temporarily to the back legs.
- For making the lower back rail (A), use a saw and then drill holes for plugs and screws. Remove the seat slat you had attached to the back legs and screw the lower back rail to its position. Attach back the seat slat.
- For making the arms (H), take two 5/4 lumber and attach them together using glue. Cut them to the length and then saw the curves. Sand the joints and round them over using round over bit.
- It’s time to make the upper back rail (B). Cut it using a bandsaw at 90 degrees and then using a file you have to straighten the flat parts.
- Screw the arms to the upper back rail (B). It is here important to note that the screws go from beneath the back rail to go into the arms.
- Now the back seat has to be made (D). Cut it using a bandsaw and drill holes for screws and plugs near the lower end of the slat. However, if a bandsaw is not available, you can also make use of a jigsaw.
- Assemble the seat by fastening the seat slat and then screw the front legs together to the seat.
- Cut two corbel blanks (F). Make sure that both of them fit perfectly right inside the arm. Drill holes for screws through front legs of the chair and screw the corbels to them.
- Assemble the back seat slat. And insert plugs in all the holes you made.
- Once all the assembly is done and your chair is complete, you can also apply exterior oil finish coat on your chair. You can leave your chair to its natural wood color or paint a bit with any color of your choice. It is important to note that the painting of the chair should only be done after the completion of making the chair.
- Just making the chair is both important, you also need to take care of it afterward. Since your Adirondack chair is made of wood, there is a high probability that it might get attacked by pests like termites. For making sure that these pests do not infest your precious chair, there are few precautions you need to take such as don’t let your chair out in open when it’s raining. Pests love moisture and feed on it. Also, polish your chair frequently for that added layer of protection. This will be enough to protect your precious Adirondack chair.
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Front and Back View
Side View of Double Adirondack chair
Here is the side of the double Adirondack chair or the 2 seater Adirondack chair.