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Stainless Steel Hardware Pack for Bar Height Adirondack Chair
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Stainless Steel Hardware Pack for Bar Height Adirondack Table
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Bar Height Adirondack Chair and Stainless Steel Hardware Packs

All the comfort of the classic Adirondack, but with a raised height that is easy to get in and out of, and that can be used at a bar. Stainless steel screws and fasteners required to build Bar Height Adirondack Chair and/or Table (sold separately).
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Perhaps no woodworking project is so immediately rewarding to the tired craftsman as a comfortable Adirondack chair and a cool drink. With wide arms to perch your glass on, and a contoured seat and back that conforms to your body, the Adirondack design is the pinnacle of relaxation. We've retained the same easy-to-build qualities of the traditional Adirondack, but raised the seat and armrests for use at a bar, and to make it easy to get in and out of. The plan includes pre-cut full-size cardboard templates that make building as easy as trace, cut and assemble. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the entire construction process.


  • Includes full-sized templates for tracing out the more difficult parts
  • Templates can be used again and again for multiple projects
  • Templates also include markings for pilot holes and through-holes

NOTE: For the easiest possible build, see our two optional hardware packs below (#53423 and #53614, sold separately). Note that the hardware pack for the chair (#53423) includes all necessary hardware for one chair only. If you intend to build the optional connector table included with the #56771 plan, you will need to build two chairs and purchase two of the #53423 chair hardware packs, PLUS the #53614 hardware pack for the connector table.
Bar Height Adirondack Chair Templates with Plan (Item #56771)
(1) Bar Height Adirondack Chair Templates with Plan
(1) Set of Instructions

Stainless Steel Hardware Pack for Chair (Item #53423)
(8) 5/16'' - 18 x 3'' Stainless Steel Carriage Bolts
(2) 5/16'' - 18 x 2'' Stainless Steel Carriage Bolts
(10) 5/16'' x 3/4'' OD SS Flat Washers
(10) Nylon Locking Nuts
(8) #8 x 1-1/4'' Stainless Steel Deck Screws
(20) #8 x 1-5/8'' Stainless Steel Deck Screws
(24) #8 x 2'' Stainless Steel Deck Screws
(6) #10 x 3'' Stainless Steel Deck Screws
(1) Box

Stainless Steel Hardware Pack for Table (Item #53614)
(8) 5/16'' - 18 x 3'' Stainless Steel Carriage Bolts
(8) 5/16'' x 3/4'' OD SS Flat Washers
(8) Stainless Steel Wing Nuts
(16) #8 x 1-5/8'' Stainless Steel Deck Screws
(20) #8 x 2'' Stainless Steel Deck Screws
(1) Box

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Brand Rockler
Tech Spec
  • Finished Overall Dimensions: 25-3/8''W x 27-7/8''D x 52-3/8''H
  • Top of Seat to Floor: 28-3/16''
  • Top of Armrest to Floor: 36-3/4''
  • Hardware Material: Stainless steel
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A fun and challenging project! Plans are great. Learned some new skills. Made a set of four chairs and a self-designed matching table.
A fun and challenging project. Despite comments from others, I thought the instructions with the pictures were good as long as you followed them closely and in order. The SS hardware worked great for me with no issues. I found that hammering the carriage bolt heads into the wood prior to adding and tightening the nuts prevent the carriage bolts from spinning in place when adding and tightening the nuts, although hex head SS bolts would work just as well. I think the most difficult part was making the tapered back slats. This was the first time for me making taper cuts. After a few practice runs figured it out. I recommend a good quality taper jig as the angles are small so need to be able to make fairly fine adjustments on the jig. I built one chair and showed it to my daughter and she said she would like a set of four and a matching table. I went into production mode for the remaining three chairs making all similar pieces for the three chairs at the same time and then assembling the various parts of the chairs at the same time. I bought my stainless steel hardware and deck screws for the three chairs from the local big box hardware store. I used WRC and had some difficulty with rip out when rounding edges so had to make a few additional pieces. Per another commenter, I plan to add an additional upper back brace for support and to keep the back slats aligned. Since the chairs will be used around a table, I think the 7-deg back angle will be fine, but if doing it again, I would probably at least double the back angle. I have a purchased fake wood set, so modeled the 48” round table after that since no table plans available. Picture shows completed build (can’t figure out how to paste or upload my picture). Plan is to prime then paint with a good exterior latex using a paint sprayer (will be another first for me). The set will be used outside under a patio cover.
Completed build prior to touch up sanding, prime and paint
Completed build prior to touch up sanding, prime and paint
April 4, 2020
Woodworking Experience:
Great plans and easy to follow step by step instructions.
Cedar bar height Adirondack chairs
Cedar bar height Adirondack chairs
May 3, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Hardware package for tall chair
The hardware and template package came quickly, and I was pleased with the templates that were a part of this package, they were stiff enough to allow me to trace them on my 1/4 MDF material. I plan on building more of these chairs in the future. Rockler always has great stuff to get various projects done much more efficiently.
August 3, 2018
1 year ago
Some parts are hard the first time but it cool to build
Great stools little difficult but take your time it all works right they look great.
June 11, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Bar Chair Review
The Bar chair plans were great! I used ceder to create an outdoor chair for the bar by the pool. I plan on making 3 more of these with the ceder. Easy to make and are sturdy, quality and beautiful chairs. Although I consider myself advanced, even a beginner can follow these plans. Good job Rockler. Bottoms up!
June 11, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
the plans are nice the video that is on the web is very helpful. only thing that i am going to change is the angle of the back, it is kind of straight up and down a few more degrees would be nice.
June 6, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very good instructions easy to follow my only problem is that it is to comfortable,my son already claimed it now I have to build some more.
May 1, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great idea, very helpful
The parts pack are very convenient. You could probably save a dollar or two by purchasing them yourself, but not worth the savings. Great idea!! Very helpful.
May 1, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Bar height Adirondack Chair
Easy to follow instructions with the templates. Made cutting easy.
April 26, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Working drawing would have been nice
I was an Industrial Arts teacher with woodworking and technical drawing experience for 30+ years. Like many men I know, reading instructions before starting often does not happen, so much of the problems encountered was my fault. Measurements could easily be clearer with a drawing indicating the measurements from the top side of the top side or bottom side of the drawing. I made my chair from white oak, a beautiful piece of furniture, but a two man carry.
June 20, 2019
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Need good deck and yard chairs
Kevin L on Jul 19, 2018
need a higher chair too expensive to buy will make a couple
jeffery j on Jul 11, 2018
Need good deck and yard chairs
Kevin L on Jul 19, 2018
Looks like a fun build and have a large deck needing some outdoor furniture.
R L S on Jul 16, 2018
need a higher chair too expensive to buy will make a couple
jeffery j on Jul 11, 2018
trying to get into outdoor furniture business
Billy M on Jun 25, 2018
nice chair for old timer
james w on Jun 14, 2018
I have built chairs just like these using other plans . I think these plans make for a more sturdy and longer lasting chair. These chairs sit very comfortably …. especially for people a little advanced in age. you don't have to fall down into it and then struggle to get up and out of it.
Tommy T on May 23, 2018
Want to give these types of projects a try.
James V on May 21, 2018
The extra height is needed to see over the handrails of my deck.
Arnold L on May 21, 2018
Easy to get out of when I go get another beer!
Tim J on May 21, 2018
Great deal. I have purchased other plans and they were great, that's why i came back.
Mace M on May 21, 2018
love the bar height will look great with tables i am building and live at the beach so they will compliment the beach decor
Tim M on May 20, 2018
Victor L on May 18, 2018
Replace bar higth chairs on deck
Steve on May 18, 2018
because the handrails on my deck exceed 38 inches in height. we wanted to view the river and still have a comfortable seat with a table. I have ordered patterns before and was impressed with the detail of the information.
Dennis S on May 18, 2018
I like the idea of the bar height chairs to replace the mesh ones that always break for my outdoor patio.
Tracy S on May 16, 2018
Want to make one. Saw April Wilkerson on YouTube.
Dennis m on May 7, 2018
I saw the chair in the back of Woodshop News. I need new chairs for the backyard, and I liked the look of this chair. So there you go, I bought the plans. The templates should make it easy to make some chairs.
Carl K on May 7, 2018
I liked the style. It has a curved back, and seat. The video also helped ensure me this would be a good project to build.
Roy W on May 7, 2018
Saw this on April Wilkerson's youtube channel. Very nice !
Michael D on May 3, 2018
April Wilkerson's youtube video, also looks like a fun build.
Tod S on May 2, 2018
Watched April Wilkerson build it and it doesn’t have the deep seat like a regular Adirondack chair.
Thomas L on May 1, 2018
Watched April Wilkerson's youtube channel, where she was building them. They will make a nice addition to my patio.
George F J on May 1, 2018
I plan to use this chair as a way to be able to see over the nandinas and watch traffic at the same time. I am a novice, however if this turns out decently I may enter this in the county fair.
Bill B on Apr 30, 2018
Give as presents and to maybe sell some of them. Bought plans a while back on the regular Adirondack Chair and people really liked them
Nat D on Apr 30, 2018
I like the fact you already have the template cut on cardboard. And I like the way the bar height chairs are built.
Karen D on Apr 28, 2018
Saw this in April Wilkerson's Instagram. Been looking for the plans for a long time
Robb F W on Apr 25, 2018
For use in the yard, and possibly sell on the side.
Jaime F on Apr 24, 2018
I live on a lake that has a deck with high railings and you can't see the boats with good looking girls as they pass by. regular chairs are too low . All you see is the railing.
john m on Apr 21, 2018
Have not built this yet. I recently built an outdoor kitchen/bar and feel this would work perfectly. Will try to get comment once done. Also picked up the stainless hardware package.
Curtis L on Apr 20, 2018
like it
Carlos H on Apr 20, 2018
Looked liked something unique.
Pat M on Apr 19, 2018
Nice looking project, perfect for my deck.
Rob on Apr 19, 2018
I like the option of making the chairs with my choice of wood. I have a new deck behind my pool these would be perfect for!
Yvette F on Apr 18, 2018
Height and time savings.
Bill W on Apr 18, 2018
liked the other two patterns I got from you
mm on Apr 18, 2018
Dinse K on Apr 18, 2018
It looks like an interesting project
Blaze on Apr 18, 2018
Want to build them and put them on our back patio. I am sure once I make a set for us, I will have to make them for Friends! LOL
NANCY M on Apr 18, 2018
wanted a new project
B K on Apr 18, 2018
I like the higher seating height on the classic style...
John H on Apr 17, 2018
I think the height is nice. I bought enough galvanized hardware locally to make two chairs and ended up spending very close to the same amount of money as the stainless kits.
Mike L on Apr 16, 2018
Plan to build
James G on Apr 15, 2018
JEFF B on Apr 15, 2018
I have never seen this item anywhere in the area I live and this could help boost my sales. You always have something new which is a good product producer.
Robert J on Apr 15, 2018
An Adirondack chair I can get out of!!
Charles H on Apr 14, 2018
Looks like fun to make
William G on Apr 14, 2018
I liked the height and fit
Jonathan S on Apr 12, 2018
I plan on doing my woodworking projects outside under the sun in stylish comfort. :-D
Jay C on Apr 12, 2018
Saves a trip to hardware store; searching thru shelves of hardware, etc.
Gerry on Apr 11, 2018
I’ve built the Adirondak chair, which I love, and I wanted to build a couple of these for my deck so someone sitting on these would be able to see the lake view over the deck railing.
Joe S on Apr 10, 2018
Looks like a fun build and have a large deck needing some outdoor furniture.
R L S on Jul 16, 2018
trying to get into outdoor furniture business
Billy M on Jun 25, 2018
what type wood do you recommend for this project?
John M on Apr 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sapele is a good alternative for African Mahogany
What is the finished dimension of bottom cross brace and outer top cross brace,?
Pete W on Apr 29, 2018
what type of wood is generally used?
Robert L on Apr 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Rockler agrees with all woods mentioned.
Regardless of choice it will take about 20 Board Feet.
Is the $14.99 for one chair? I just want to buy the chair.
Pretrea B. on Apr 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This item is the printed plan for the Bar Height Adirondack Chair. It does not contain any parts or materials.
Is there a bar height or bistro table plan that matches these chairs?
Terry H on Apr 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The bar height adirondack chair table plan is very nice to work with. I made a couple from the plans, sold 2 and kept to for my own use.
Do the plans include a materials list.?
Joe D on Oct 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes there is a complete materials list included.
How tall from floor to the seat, please ?
BettyBoop on Nov 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It's up yo you. If you're making it for a tall person, sit them on a stool and size them. Do the same for a wide person. Just make the seat wider. For an elder, make the seat lower so they can slide onto the seat rather than climbing. Check the armrests too. for some they might be too high or too low. Sounds complicated but it's not.
What is seat width?
Larry M on May 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: They are 20 inches wide! I made 5 of these and we love them.
What type of wood and finish would you recommend for with standing the midwest winters etc.??
James W on Mar 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I built my chairs out of cedar, and sealed them with a coat of clear wood sealer every year or two. My first set of chairs were built 20 years ago and are still in good shape. The chairs are left outside year round.
20 board feet per chair, so if I have 2 - 10' x 6" five /quarter boards, (left over decking) that should be enough?
1st timer on Nov 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Well It looks like you have a total of 10bf of lumber so no , you'll be short by at least half. You also need to laminate pieces to get the leg and stretcher dimension the plans call for. If your decking is pressure treated I would be cautious about using it for glue ups.
I've been looking for table height chairs like these but can't find any. Could these be shortened?
Chris B on Feb 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can, but you will have to reposition you rails and cut the bottom halve of the legs.
Has anyone tried making these out of AZEC decking or some other PVC or composite deck material? I'm hoping to match my deck.
Danny Mc on Sep 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No I have not, just cedar
I am getting ready to build these chairs and the connecting table. One customer suggested increasing the seat back angle to make it more comfortable by cutting off 3" from the back legs. While this is easy, it makes adding the table much more difficult and the sloping legs don't look as good as the horizontal design. Anybody have details on the back slope change to keep the leg braces horizontal? Looks like the arms need to be extended on the rear and the angle increased in the lower back brace.
Donald G on Sep 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I made mine with a 16 degree slope on the back and extended the arm length to compensate. This made for a much more comfortable chair.
Any chance this could be built with trex material and would you recommend a swivel seat with modifications made?
Debbie T on Jul 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would not use the trex material for this chair, it may not glue together well. To make this a swivel seat would be quite the challenge. Another downside to using trex material would be that I don't think the color would be all that nice. Using wood and a good looking stain would be a better choice.
Is the 20 board feet per two chairs or one chair? Does also include the small table?
Vicki R on Jun 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: That would be per chair.
Is there a list of materials with the commen size and quantity available? The chair and dibble chair have one printed on the out side of the box but I don't see one for the bar chair.
RUSSELL B on May 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I ordered my hardware from Rockler and was very pleased with the delivery time.
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