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Adirondack Bench Templates with Plan and Stainless Steel Hardware Pack

With contoured seats and backs for two people, this design is perfect for relaxing conversation with a friend. Hardware Pack includes all the stainless steel screws and fasteners required to build our 2-seat Adirondack Bench (sold separately).
Item #
GRP40525
Rating:
70% of 100

Pre-cut full-size cardboard templates make building this bench as easy as trace, cut and assemble! And perhaps no woodworking project is so immediately rewarding to the tired craftsman as a comfortable, welcoming Adirondack bench. With wide arms to perch drinks on, and contoured seats and backs for two people, this design is perfect for relaxing conversation with a friend. The plan includes step-by-step instructions to walk you through the entire construction process. We've retained the same easy-to-build qualities of the classic Adirondack bench, but designed the frame and armrests for even better durability.


Features:
  • Includes full-sized templates for cutting out the more difficult parts
  • Step-by-step instructions make it easy to build
  • Templates can be used again and again for multiple chairs
  • Templates also include markings for pilot holes and through-holes

We've made it easy to purchase all the fasteners you need to build one of our Adirondack Benches (#48773, sold separately). Rather than searching through bins at the hardware store or searching for multiple items online, our kit makes it as simple as one click, for one low price. Spend less time shopping and more time woodworking! All fasteners are made of stainless steel for maximum resistance to the elements.

Adirondack Bench Templates with Plan (Item #48773)
(1) Adirondack Bench Templates with Plan
(1) Set of Full-Sized Templates
(1) Step-by-Step Instructions

Stainless Steel Hardware Pack (Item #59333)
(1) Stainless Steel Hardware Pack for 2-Seat Adirondack Bench
More Information
Brand Rockler
Tech Spec
  • Finished Adirondack Bench Measures Approximately: 54-3/4" W x 44-7/8" D x 36-1/4" H Overall
  • Top of Seat Measures: 15-3/8" (off the ground)
  • Top of Armrest Measures: 24-1/2" (off the ground)
  • Made in USA
  • Hardware Material: Stainless steel
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Easy to follow plans
I have not started my bench yet. I have however completed three chairs. The plans/ templates are identical with a few exceptions. I have gotten a lot of compliments on them.. I built them from treated Pine . All parts were finished with polyurethane, even the painted parts
Treated Pine, finnished with polyurethane
First three chairs. Just received templates for the bench. Also plan to built matching foot rests
April 26, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Read carefully, but think more carefully about following every instruction
As is mentioned in most every review, there are not templets for everything. Instead of a templet, Rockler suppiled a 1/4 to 1" scale of several pieces. As I studied the "non-templet" pieces, it was clear that the smallest pieces (#'s 8 and 9) have no need at all to follow a scale drawing. Keep the overall dimensions and just freestyle the angles...it is not a big deal. (See photos below with pics of #6,8 & 9)

And not for a second did I trust to make pre-drilled pilot holes that "should" match up with drilled holes that used the templets as guides. Just clamp the small pieces on and make your own pilot holes. I see others mention here that their holes didn't line up.

For me, it turned not a big deal to perfectly follow the curved traced lines on the big pieces. It was impossible for me to do so as I didn't have a band saw and was using a hand held jig saw in hardwood...very hard wood. I was worried that the slats wouldn't fit perfectly, but they did. Everything worked out fine.

Rockler gave a scaled drawing for a very important support for the legs, but they failed to mention that it is a 75 degree angle which is much more accurate then measuring some tiny scaled drawing and trying to figure out what 5/64th would be in inches. Just take the base measurement of the piece of wood and miter saw off the top at 75degrees.

Also, the last piece of "seat slats" (meeting the backrest slats) needs to be "scooped out" a little bit so the height is just a little lower than the slat next to it.

The wood screws Rockler sells are great (and one probably won't find such good quality ones at their nearby big box store), although the two bags were missing a total of 4 screws...(why is it there are never MORE screws?) They also don't provide a square head bit in the very expensive bags of screws. When I buy that many screws at a big box store, there is usually a bit in the box, as I would bet not too many woodworkers have a square head driver handy....

The bench is fantastic, but I lost a little admiration for Rockler for not paying attention to most everyone's complaints about the lack of templets.

The comments for the single chairs should be read if you are just starting woodworking. Rockler gave someone the list of tools they will need, and they are correct: you will need A LOT of tools. There also is a helpful video in the Rockler channel on YouTube.
Three coats A part & B part mix matte polyurethane.
For #6, don't try to follow scale drawing. Make 75 degree cut/ drill holes on where it makes sense.
March 29, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Somewhat happy
I don’t know where the stainless steel hardware pack comes into the picture. Because that is not existent. Also. There are a few pieces that don’t have templates so you have to figure them out by yourself.
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May 14, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Read carefully. Some parts not included.
If you're like me, you "skim instructions". Instructions are more of a "guideline" than a rule. Well, if you do that in this case, you will find yourself preparing to begin assembly only to find that you are missing parts because not all parts are included in the drawings provided. Also, I found that using 1X lumber simply made the bench too flimsy for my taste. Everywhere it called for 1x lumber, I used 5/4" decking. It produced a much more sturdy looking and feeling product. With some careful modification, you can produce a fine bench.
Wife upset I let you see my scrap wood in the background.  She needs to get busy with her firepit.
Wife upset I let you see my scrap wood in the background. She needs to get busy with her firepit.
May 1, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Daughter asked me to make Adirondack outdoor set for her
William H on Aug 7, 2018
I have ordered these materials from your company before and I find them to be excellent. Excellent quality materials and easy to follow plans.
J A on Jul 30, 2018
Daughter asked me to make Adirondack outdoor set for her
William H on Aug 7, 2018
Because it was what I was looking for.
Terrence A on Aug 5, 2018
I have ordered these materials from your company before and I find them to be excellent. Excellent quality materials and easy to follow plans.
J A on Jul 30, 2018
My Yard & Neighbors
Lynard B on Jul 16, 2018
Like the style
Robert L on Jun 8, 2018
I have been looking to build this and will build it for myself and my kids.
Edda I on May 20, 2018
gift for daughter and used other plans worked well
joseph h on May 19, 2018
It looks very classy and comfortable and after years of building multiple adirondack chairs for various people, I want to try something different.
Don R on May 18, 2018
want to build it
duke s on May 18, 2018
WANTED ONE
samuel l on May 10, 2018
because the frist set of templates. did not have no#10.in the box.
william g on May 2, 2018
It looks like an interesting project
Blaze A on Apr 18, 2018
this set of plans is similar to my own. Your set of plans looks more high end than my.
Robert J on Apr 15, 2018
gift for my daughter and her husband.
Robert J on Apr 10, 2018
A friend asked me to make a couple for her.
Robert H on Apr 5, 2018
Because it was what I was looking for.
Terrence A on Aug 5, 2018
My Yard & Neighbors
Lynard B on Jul 16, 2018
How many Board Feet is needed?
MARK M on Jun 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The plans tell exactly how much lumber you need. There is almost no waste. I think it's one 2x8 , one 2x6, two 2x4 and three 1x4
I am looking for a pattern for an Adirondack glider rocker. Where should I look?
David T on Aug 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: David I’ve made both the single and double chairs. The templates are good but best to mock up some of the parts before drilling ( arms, back braces, seat slates for example ) as the Template holes are a smidgen off. The chairs are rock solid and look great. If I’m going to paint them I don’t use the stainless screws. If staining I do use them. Hope this helps.
can i use pocket hole screws to attach the arms?
Rachel P on Jul 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Might be a bit tricky because blocks under the arms ( both front and rear ) attach perpendicular on legs just under the arms. Those screws come from the inside of the legs. Can’t figure anywhere for pocket screws to go. Only suggestion would be to glue the blocks then run your pocket screws from the inside up to the arms. Hope that helps.
Can someone share the exact dimensions of the seat slates?
PAUL L on Sep 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi,

Aren't those dimensions in the patterns? I thought they were.
What specific tools are needed to build the chair?
Randal C on Feb 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have a small woodshop, so the bigger tools I used were my miter saw, band saw and router table, in addition to several standard hand tools (cordless drill, sander). But you could use a circular saw and jig saw in lieu of the miter saw and band saw. But a router with a round-over bit is nice to finish off the boards. Hope that helps
How deep is this bench, measured from the back most point to the front most? In other words, if it were pushed against a wall, how far would it protrude out from the wall? Thanks!
Brian C on Nov 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: So far, I have only made 7 of the single seat version of the Adirondack, and it measures 38" from the wall. I would assume the double (bench) version would be similar.
For those hthave also made the matching chairs: are the pieces identical? (Obviously there’s long pieces that are different, but I’m referring to stuff like the back slats, side supports, arm rest, etc.) I made plywood templates of all the chair pieces and it’s be nice to be able to reuse so,e of them.
PAUL L on Sep 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have made the single chairs also, but I haven't actually compared them. But it would seem logical that they would work.
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