One of the most popular and recognizable pieces of outdoor furniture is the Adirondack chair. Its simple design and functionality make it an appealing addition to almost any backyard or front porch. The combination of these elements, also make the Adirondack chair a favorite project for the DIY woodworker. Armed with a good set of Adirondack chair plans, you can make one on a weekend afternoon.
The chair was invented in the early part of the twentieth century, somewhere around 1900. It acquired its name because of its popularity in the camps located in Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.
Ironically, this large wooden non-cushion chair is extremely comfortable. With armrests that are wide enough to be used as a small serving tables and a reclined seat back, this big wooden chair is just right for a lazy summer afternoon may ghế lười.
The simple angles and design that make this chair so comfortable can also cause the most difficulty for those who try to build their own. A good set of Adirondack chair plans is well worth having when the time comes to construct your own chair or chairs. It is too easy to make a small miscalculation that wastes both time and materials.
I speak from experience, although I know my way around a wood shop, my first attempt at building one of these was without Adirondack chair plans, and it was definitely not my best work. So after wasting both time and money, I broke down and bought some plans.
A good set of chair plans that are well laid out and easy to understand is a small investment, and well worth it. I underestimated the simplicity of the design and actually wasted more money on materials and time than I ended up spending on the Adirondack chair plans.
I actually bought a package that included over 16000 woodworking plans that was incredibly cheap, and it also included some very good Adirondack chair plans.
Once I had my chair plans in hand, things went much more smoothly. I had originally started my project by using one inch pine that I had an abundance of. However, cedar was recommended and I opted for that instead. Cedar turned out to be a much better choice. It was affordable, lightweight and stood up very well to weather.