Adirondack Settee & Folding Footstool

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Project by Phil B. posted 12-21-2014 03:01 PM 3369 views 22 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a compliment to my Adirondack Chair, I have designed a Settee Kit to join 2 chairs together. This can be accomplished by building two new chairs from scratch, or joining 2 chairs that are already assembled. I removed the adjacent inside arms, joined the chairs with 4 boards, then designed the center section to compliment the outer arms. The front and back edges of the shelves, are also curved to match the proportions of the chairs. I have added an 8’ market umbrella to my settee, which provides shade as well as protection from light rain.

The 2 position foot stool fits my Adirondack Chair as well as the Settee. The fourth image shows the lounge position on the left, with the front legs folded under and held in place. The right side shows the footstool position. The legs are splayed outward to give the stool stability and to prevent the legs from folding under, when someone sits down. The stool is large enough to create extra seating for quests or to use as a table. I put washers between the legs and side panels allow free movement, especially when painted. Stop blocks prevent leg movement.

-- Phil, DWG files at

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#1 posted 12-21-2014 04:38 PM

Excellent idea. I really like your design.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#2 posted 12-21-2014 07:05 PM

Very nice work!

Welcome to LJs!

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#3 posted 12-21-2014 07:25 PM

Good thinking Phil,a cool looking double chair and table combo.


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#4 posted 12-22-2014 12:47 AM

Wonderful idea and great execution. Love the way you maintained the curves of the inside arms.
Very nice!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#5 posted 12-22-2014 03:02 AM

Thanks guys…..working on making the Grandpa chair into a family bench. Hope it turns out as well as the Settee did.

-- Phil, DWG files at

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