Adirondack Chairs

Hybrid Adirondack Chairs


Design Philosophy & Second Generation plans


the plans for the adirondack chairs are from buildeazy:


http://www.buildeazy.com/fp_adirondackchair_std.html


The modification I would make for future chairs are detailed below.



1) arms were done with 1” and .5” boards bonded together with glue.  A drink holder was cut out, but the flat nature of the arms mean it is generally not necessary.  it’s actually a pain if you have a drink that isn’t a 12 oz beverage (e.g. wine glass, or 54 oz).  The bonded approach made it harder to attach the backframe to the arms.


2) support brace on the back of the chair.  after intial testing, i added brace that ran from the back spacer to the upper backframe.


3) seven back boards instead of four


4) width of seat vs. width of spacer (J).  The spacer needs only to be slightly larger than the adirondack seat, not a half inch on each side.  Somehow my measurements made the spacer a bit wider than the seat.


5) I recommend stain before assembly, and clear coat (several coats, i.e. more than 5) after assembly.


A few construction photos can be found here:


http://www.hettinger.us/2008/03/shellback-adirondack-chairs.html


https://picasaweb.google.com/112547139993796510822/2008Projects#






The backframe measurements we changed from four back boards to seven.  I wrote some numbers down (seen above and below), but have forgotten what’s what for the two different backframes.




some chairs with seven slat backs.  they have 4 supports, where mine have three.






note the brace in the back, from the rear spacer to the upper back frame



note the notches into the last of the seat slats




Repainting them with Greyish White Latex paint after 5 years.







ą
tim hettinger,
Aug 31, 2013, 9:31 PM
ą
tim hettinger,
Aug 31, 2013, 9:31 PM
ą
tim hettinger,
May 27, 2013, 11:53 AM
ą
tim hettinger,
May 27, 2013, 12:20 PM
ą
tim hettinger,
May 27, 2013, 12:20 PM
ą
tim hettinger,
May 27, 2013, 12:20 PM
ą
tim hettinger,
May 27, 2013, 11:57 AM
ą
tim hettinger,
May 27, 2013, 11:57 AM
ą
tim hettinger,
May 27, 2013, 11:57 AM
ą
tim hettinger,
May 27, 2013, 11:58 AM
ą
tim hettinger,
May 27, 2013, 11:58 AM
ą
tim hettinger,
May 27, 2013, 11:58 AM
Comments