2x4 modern Adirondack chairs

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 08/29/2020 - 08:46

Chose 1x6 instead of the 1x10s in the plan and made the back supports a few inches taller to support my head laying back. 1st chair came out great however the second chair I made the seat wider just under 24in wide (had all the 1x10s precut to 24in at home Depot to easily transport them home.) My knees feel less cramped when sitting down in the wider chair.
Since I used warped scrap wood I had laying around I milled the 2x4s with jointer and planer. Way too much work honestly.
Glued and assembled the frame with dowels, Routed a 45° bevel on all edges then finished and sealed all faces before assembly. I used untreated lumber so I sealed all faces before assembling to give it a better chance of surviving on my uncovered patio. I also used a thick epoxy on the feet base that touch the ground to prevent rot.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Under 50 dollars
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Scrap 2x4 Pine I had laying around the house and 2 1x6x10s
Finish Used
shou sugi ban all faces of the assembled 2x4 frame and 1x10 seat/back panels. Stained with varathane weathered gray and sealed with clear deck sealer.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate