Adirondack Chairs

Posted by | July 16, 2014 | Building with Wood | No Comments


I found this design on Popular Mechanics. Since I had recently added a small bandsaw to my tool collection, these seemed like a good choice for bandsaw practice. I made a template in Illustrator, and then cut them out of a heavy cardstock. This worked reasonably well, but did require some adjustments, as they did not turn out perfect, due to the fact that I had to tile the pages on my printer. The instructions I found somewhat lacking, like how to cut the arc on the back slats. There were several bevels required on the seat slats and overall I thought this a challenging and fun project. One of the chairs sits a little better than the other, but I’m not exactly sure why. I used cedar and sealed them with an oil-based sealer. Each chair cost about $75 to make.