Adirondack chair plans, or Muskoka chair, can vary greatly
to say the least, but this one is a sentimental favorite. I refurbished this last surviving chair of
six, built by my Grandfather in the 1930's, at our
Muskoka, Ontario cottage cottage.
The traditional curved top is shown above. The plans also include
patterns for the other back designs, scalloped and picket
I can attest to it's comfort, as I sit in it every summer weekend morning, listening to the loons and sipping my
coffee, just as my parents and Grandparents did before me.
The original Adirondack chairs had flat backs and seats, but eventually the rigid lines became more relaxed and
comfortable. I have sat in many styles around cottage country, and still think this pattern is the most comfortable.
The tall, curved back cradles you, and the 19" (48.3cm) wide seat
wide seat is contoured and curves under your knees. The low profile
allows you to stretch out your legs.
The 7 1/2" (19cm) wide arms
of this chair, will hold a dinner plate or magazine, and comfortably
rest your arms with coffee in hand.
I have extended the height of the original back, so that taller people can rest their head. I have also lowered,
and added a curved back seat slat
, to match the curve of the back slats. This eliminates the "butt-bite",
of the original design, caused by the space left between the back slats and the last seat slat.Plans also include
pictures and dimensions of the taper sled I use on my table saw, to cut the back slats and back support pieces.
The chair is totally constructed of 3/4" (1.9cm) pine, but can be made with cedar fence boards. Some plans
use 1" (2.54cm) to 1 1/2" (3.8cm) stock for the legs and arms, which I find too heavy looking. Take a
look at one in cedar built by one of our Customers, as well as both child size chairs in teak and hickory, one
made of Hockey Sticks, and others from around the world on the Testimonials Page. There is also
a folding plan available. Childrens' and Youth sized plans are also available in full size mailed templates and downloadable format. A settee kit is also available, to join two adult chairs together. Two-way adjustable footstool plans
are also available for the adult chair and settee, in full size mailed templates and downloadable format. An Adirondack table is
Dimensions - 32 1/2"W x 37"D x 38"H (82.6cmW x 94cmD
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The plans include part sizes in standard & metric dimensions, assembly
instructions with matching step by step color photos, parts pictures and
mailed full size paper cut-outs, which you can trace onto hardboard
for permanent templates. Each is lettered in order of assembly, and the legs are marked for bolt locations. You will be emailed the assembly instructions with my Paypal receipt, so you can start purchasing the materials and doing the straight cuts. The full
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These downloadable plans include everything necessary to start building as soon as you print your
plans. Everything listed above as well as the CAD generated PDF
of FULL SIZE PATTERNS will be emailed within 12 hours after payment.
You can print the patterns on your plotter or email the PDF to your local print shop for pickup.
DWG and DXF
ready files are available upon request. Please email for pricing
and save the cost of a PDF conversion program.
These downloadable instructions and patterns are on Adobe Acrobat . The templates will print clearly on 8 1/2"x
11" paper for transferring onto 1" x 1" graph
paper you can make with a roll of brown packing paper. Directions for building a Taper Sled, are also included. These are NOT CAD full size printable patterns
and cannot be converted.
The lower price is indicative of the time it will take you to
manually transfer the patterns.
Downloadable Adirondack Chair Plan
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