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Forum topic by Gilley23 posted 07-28-2017 03:18 AM 1360 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-28-2017 03:18 AM

Guys and gals, I’m looking for Adirondack chair plans that have a little bit deeper seat than normal and a back that reclines back more than the average adirondack chair does….an adjustable reclining back would be ideal! Also, if it’s foldable that would be a huge bonus, but not a requirement.

I’ve never made one of these before which is why I’m looking for scaleable, printable plans.

Also, what would be a good wood choice that is moderate in price? Not going to use any out the plastic woods, I personally despise the stuff. These will be almost permanently outdoors in the summer and stored indoors in the winter.



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#1 posted 07-28-2017 04:35 PM

Take a look at these plans and see if they might suit your needs.

I built my Adirondack chairs (different plan) using old growth cypress. That material is hard to find and expensive in most locations but it is very good. Another choice where I live is white oak. It is extremely strong and also very rot resistant. Western Cedar and Eastern Red Cedar are rot resistant too but I don’t know about the strength of these species.

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#2 posted 07-29-2017 01:24 AM

Thanks, I’ll check that out right now.

Any other suggestions?

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#3 posted 07-30-2017 09:02 PM

Yes check out Phil has done an awesome job designing a folding Adirondack and also has a Grandpa chair. I’ve built his two position beach chairs and they’re great and so is Phil to work with.

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#4 posted 07-31-2017 02:44 AM

That Grandpa chair looks really good to me, especially looking at the linked photo of the two guys sitting on a porch.

Edit: I just linked to the picture. I hope the guy doesn’t mind me posting his picture.

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#5 posted 08-01-2017 01:49 AM

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