Adirondack Bench Templates with Plan and Stainless Steel Hardware Pack
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.
- 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.
(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
1 year ago
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.
1 year ago
1 year ago