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Woodworker's Journal Adirondack Lawn Chair Plan - Reprint

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This photocopy reprint plan appeared in Woodworker's Journal Volume 10, Issue 4, Page 38. Jul/Aug 1986.This is an extremely comfortable chair with large arms well suited to al fresco dining. It's a somewhat low, easy, laid-back chair that's absolutely perfect for poolside and patio use. The construction is downright simple - if you know how to run a band saw you're halfway home. With a good grade of cedar and brass screws, this is potentially a very hot seller at craft and furniture fairs.

(1) Woodworker's Journal Adirondack Lawn Chair Plan Reprint
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Brand Woodworker's Journal
Weight 0.0200
Tech Spec
  • Measures Approximately: 31-1/2" Wide
  • This is a photocopy reprint plan
  • From Woodworker's Journal Volume 10, Issue 4, Page 38. Jul/Aug 1986
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It was ok.
I received it in a timely manner but would have liked it better digital, there reducing the cost.
January 2, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This is absolutely enough to build a good chair if you are creative enough to figure out technique.
March 9, 2016
Seriously disappointed!
I was expecting more directions, more dimensions. This was not worth the price AT ALL!! If it had been free, it would still be a waste of paper.
April 19, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Don't Buy
This is a reprint from a magazine. You can barely read the letters and numbers . no full size plans.
December 9, 2015
Woodworking Experience:
Not worth the money
This is a 3 page reprint from a magazine on 8 x 11 paper. Try to scale up from those small diagrams.
September 29, 2015
Woodworking Experience:
adirondack chair plan
I have purchased many quality items from Rockler and never been disappointed until I ordered this plan, all you get is two pages of a xeroxed article from Woodworkers Journal. It will cost you $9.00 with postage. Go to your local library and xerox yourself for .20.
April 25, 2015
over 4 years ago
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Want to build for summer.
Dave on Dec 4, 2019
For the wide arms
Marlene V on Jun 8, 2019
Want to build for summer.
Dave on Dec 4, 2019
Elegant Design
peter p on Nov 22, 2019
For the wide arms
Marlene V on Jun 8, 2019
Need to make chairs like this one shown.
Larry G on Apr 16, 2019
Wanted to try it out
Greg S on Apr 7, 2019
This plan would go along with the bench plan.
Thaddeus W on Apr 1, 2019
for seat around campfire
Doug M on Jul 24, 2017
Have built Adirondack chairs in past. Think I like this plan better
Everett S on Feb 14, 2017
Excellent plan- plenty of detail.
Oakland Dem on Oct 23, 2016
I am a middle school shop teacher and I could have a group of kids work on this project.
chelynne s on Sep 16, 2016
I built a couple of these chairs years ago and loved them. They were stolen and I want some more of them.Have been looking for these particular plans for a long time. Thankyou Rockler for archiving them and making them available. Can,t wait to get them. Dan G.
daniel g on Aug 19, 2016
Sounded Legit...Plus I Needed $5.00 More For My Free Shipping Deal! =)
Steve G on Apr 10, 2016
Great chair plan
Eugene G on Jun 21, 2015
Very useful for novice
Vinod S on Jun 20, 2015
Good looking plan
Dino E on May 4, 2015
had the best items and descriptions out of all.
ellen d on Apr 21, 2015
I viewed the you tube video and believe it is the right plan for my project
Alex D on Apr 16, 2015
Elegant Design
peter p on Nov 22, 2019
Need to make chairs like this one shown.
Larry G on Apr 16, 2019
Can I build this Adirondack chair with this reprint copy? I like this design over the other design Rockler carries #49259
A shopper on Apr 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I too liked the design; the front curl on the seat, the multiple slats in the back etc. The plan is definitely a "re-print" and the definition is unlike modern plans. On close examination it appears to have the required accurate dimensions/angles etc, but may require a more than average interpretation. I am choosing between 4 Adirondack plans, but have not made a final decision. I do agree however that this plan is the most pleasing to the eye... and the bottom! Hope this helps.
Do you have a plan that raises the front of the seat and the back of the seat, to make the seat more comfortable for us Seniors to get OUT of the seat? Thanks.
Sam M on Jan 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: if i were to change the the plan to raise the seat height i would:
1) raise the position of the seat frame on the legs and add extra stock to the back of the seat frame.
2) as well change the angle of the seat back rails that the slats are attached too so that the back is morestraight up and down rather than being so much at an angle
Does the Adirondack chair plan include cardboard templates similar to the Bench or only drawings?
Vincent W on Aug 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This Adirondack plan does not have any templates...just a plan.

However, the Adirondack templates and plans #49259 does come with templates for some of the more difficult parts and shop drawing for some of the easier ones
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