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Modern Adirondack Chair Templates with Plan and Stainless Steel Hardware Pack

All the comfort of a traditional Adirondack chair, but with a modern, squared-off silhouette—full-size templates make cutting the parts a cinch!

Item #
GRP40933
Rating:
68% of 100

Pre-cut full-size cardboard templates make building our Modern Adirondack Chair as easy as trace, cut and assemble. And after the build is done, you'll be rewarded with a comfortable, welcoming seat with wide armrests to perch your drink on. The chair's comfortable, contoured seat and back conforms to your body, while its clean, squared off silhouette adds a modern appeal. The plan includes drawings, a cutting list, and step-by-step instructions with photos to walk you through the entire construction process.

Features:

  • Full-sized cardboard templates let you trace the more complicated parts
  • Templates can be used again and again for multiple chairs
  • Includes plan/drawings, cut list and step-by-step photos and instructions

We've made it easy to purchase all the fasteners you need to build our Modern Adirondack Chair (#61139, 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.

Note: Missing in instructions are the size to cut the front legs. The angle is 10 degrees, however the legs are forgiving enough that it could be cut 5-15 degrees with no effect on how the chair sits.
Modern Adirondack Chair Templates with Plan

(1) Modern Adirondack Chair Templates with Plan
(1) Set of Instructions

Stainless Steel Hardware Pack for Modern Adirondack Chair
(46) 1-5/8'' Stainless Steel Screws
(26) 2-1/2'' Stainless Steel Screws

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Brand Rockler
Tech Spec Modern Adirondack Chair Templates with Plan
  • Finished Dimensions: 35-1/2''W x 37''H x 34-1/2''D
Stainless Steel Hardware Pack for Modern Adirondack Chair
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Compatible Plan: Modern Adirondack Chair (#61139, sold separately)
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Take care with cut for back legs.
The 29 1/4 dimension for the back legs is incorrect. Happy I at least cut the extra inch as advised. Still too short for the template. Not impossible to overcome, but cedar is expensive, and this should be corrected.
May 14, 2020
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Overall this is a stout chair and very good looking. Made mine out of cedar. A band saw would be great to assist in making it but I used a jigsaw, circular saw, miter saw, and table saw. Have multiple blades ready for the jig saw. I used two. Used a palm sander to finish.

NOTE: The template kit does not come with templates for the front legs and those are confusing. I am waiting on a response from Rockler on that, see comments below. Also, the instructions are wrong when it tells you to cut the bottoms legs to length plus one inch. You will not be able to get them out of that length if you follow the directions. They need cut to 33 inches in order to get all the material you need. This needs updated in the instructions.
The screws they sent with the kit are not the best. They are square head and strip easily and I had two break off in the chair. I made it out of all cedar. I will get different screws next time.
The cardboard templates come fine but I traced on some 1/4 ply I had laying around and strongly recommend that.
April 20, 2020
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Response from Rockler
Thank you for taking the time to review our Modern Adirondack Chair Plan. The angle for the front legs was mistakenly omitted from the plan. We appreciate you taking the time to point out the error - the correct angle is 10 degrees.
April 21, 2020
David
Very comfortable and solid chair
The chair design is way cool and it looks good. Wide enough for everyone. The thing I like about this chair over others I have used is it very comfortable. I can site in several ways and still be comfortable. It is very well designed compared to other Adirondack chairs I have sat in. Easily holds drinks. The build is solid. I used no glue and this thing is like a tank but feels like a living room chair.
The cons. I scoured the instruction book and could not find the angle to cut the front legs anywhere. Maybe I missed it. Called tech support no answer. Covid 19 sucks there too... I set it up with clamps and finally decided on 15 degree andle and went for it. I don't have a band saw so all cuts were with a jig saw which is by far the last saw I would use. I managed and after assembly I would change a few things. I would cut all the straight cuts first then put the template on and trace it. I free handed on most cuts and cleaned up with sand paper. I would definitely plan and use circular saw and guides where I could.
Overall I love it and am building about six more for the patio.
March 29, 2020
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Response from Rockler
Thank you for taking the time to review our Modern Adirondack Chair Plan. As you mention, the angle for the front legs was mistakenly omitted from the plan. We appreciate you taking the time to point out the error - the correct angle is 10 degrees.
April 7, 2020
David
Bit to be desired
Hey Rockler, how about giving the dimensions for the front legs?
April 5, 2020
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
don't trust the plans
the templates are ok. the plans however are not accurate. they tell you to cut the rough cuts at 1' longer than the dims however on the backlegs you can't fit the template on the board unless it's much longer. and they don't tell you the angle of the front legs. incomplete sloppy plans.
May 17, 2020
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what size lumber is used for this project? the back slats and legs look wide.
Jose R on Apr 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: A few different sizes. Material cut list is provided in documents. It varies from 1x6 to 2x8
Slats are 1x6 and the legs are out of the 2x8. There is also a few sized lumber needed.
what is the template material made from? Is it just paper?
Nate M on Apr 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Templates are made from cardboard, and are accurate, but should be transferred to hardboard if you intend to build multiple chairs.
This maybe a novice question but why do the instructions say to cut the pieces out one inch longer than specified?
Zach R. on Apr 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: to allow for any end checking or other defects and can be trimmed to size when finishing. I think. Have not made it yet. I thought that the kit I was ordering also included the hardware at the listed sale price but it did not.
I’m sort of new to wood working having done just a few basic small furniture pieces like storage boxes and benches. Is this project hood for novice/intermediate woodworker? If not, which set of plans would be good for someone like my self with some experience?
Jason G on May 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have not made this chair myself. I looked at our website and customer reviews. Based on them I would call this more to the intermediate woodworker and also depends on which tools you own. One reviewer recommended a band saw would be great to assist in making it but a jigsaw would work fine, circular saw, miter saw, and table saw. Have multiple blades ready for the jig saw. I used two. Used a palm sander to finish.

There also appears to be a couple details missing from the plans in regards to the angle for the legs. This has been added to the Rockler website.
This looks simpler than traditional Adirondacks, but is it as comfortable? Since the seat has just three slats, it doesn't look like it would be as comfortable. Curious for those who have built them.
Chris A on May 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: it is very comfortable. I love it. Everyone who has sat it in said it is very comfortable. 6'2" down to 5'5". I feel like it has 3 positions. Sitting up, slouching and laying back. I like it better than other 2 adirondack style chairs I have. Want a wider chair for wider folks swap the arm rests and it widens quite a bit.
Thanks for the response David. Is the 10 degree angle on the bottom and the top of the front chair legs or just one or the other. Can you please clarify if the angle is cut on both the top and bottom? This is critical to the pitch of the backrest.
Brian F on Apr 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: i dont know..........the leg template was missing from the modern adirondack chair plans.........I just guessed! the 10 degree angle looks right for the top and bottom.
Have the template and instructions been fixed to account for the Missing front legs & Degree of the cuts? Not interested in ordering an incomplete package
Michael M on May 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hilarious that Rockler would ask me to answer your question about this plan. The answer is not it was not corrected in the plan I received. Sorry to say but this is my normal experience with Rockler.
The template for the Middle Back Brace has an actual dimension of 4” but it is suppose to be cut from a 2x4 which is only 3-1/2” wide. How should I line up the template to make that one 30 degree cut?
Evan on May 10, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes!! I slid the straight edge of the template over the edge so the curved side was fully on the board. It has worked out fine.
What are the dimensions of the front legs? Will a template be sent to customers that did not receive a template?
Ed on Apr 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The angle for the front legs is 10 degrees. I don't think templates are available.
I see that the angle of the front leg is 10 degrees according to the comments. My question is, does the 10 degree angle need cut on the top and bottom of the front leg? If so, I think the measurements for the front legs would need to be longer. Please let me know. Thanks. Maybe Rockler can add a picture of the front leg on this site with the correct measurements showing the cuts since the kit did not come with a template for the front legs.
Brian F on Apr 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Brian. I bought this plan but have not built the chair yet. I have built many Adirondack chairs from other plans and the front legs were never angled. With that said just looking at the pictures they surely seem to be on this one. I am not one to always follow the plan but I think this is a cool design and the angle cut looks good. This is next in line on my build schedule before summer. If I get to it soon I will send you a message. Good luck.
What would would be best for this chair? I was thinking cedar but I would appreciate a variety of choices. I have never built a chair like this and I am new to wood working. Thank you
Julio L on Apr 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I made mine out of cedar and it will last
Did you ever think of making this a rocking chair? I can't seem to find any of those anywhere. Would it be easy to make this chair a rocker?
Thomas C on Apr 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I thought about making this onto a rocking chair. To figure that out search on web for rocking. Chair circumference. I think 44" circle might work but getting right size in a rocking chair is critical to how it rocks. Love the chair making more.
Do the instructions tell you what size lumber to use?
Brian F on Apr 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: no the instructors were incomplete had to figure out what angle to cut front legs. Call Customer Service and told them my templet kit for chair did not come with temples for two of the four legs. The answer was Go to the website and the updated angel to Cut them. Overall I will not purchase from you again after your Customer Service. Still wondering how you could send a template set out for a chair without the front legs
What is the Angle for the front leg? Chair piece 2, it doesnt have a template piece and the instructions dont say.
RobRoss on Apr 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The angle is 10 degrees, however the legs are forgiving enough that it could be cut 5-15 degrees with no effect on how the chair sits.
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