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Adirondack Rocking Chair Plans

One great DIY project that is sure to bring attention to your outdoor area is a pair of Adirondack chairs. One of the main features that make an Adirondack chair look stylish is the slanted bottom and back.

The Adirondack rocking chair plans shown here are broken down into simple to follow steps. The plans include illustrations, patterns, shopping list, cutting list, and assembly instructions.

Predrill all holes. Use a belt sander to smooth out irregularities. Countersink screws, add wood putty, and sand.

Adirondack Rocking Chair – Overview

Adirondack Rocking Chair Plans – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

2 – 2×6 – 8′

5 – 1×4 – 8′

1 – 2×4 – 8′

1 – 1×6 – 8′

deck screws

10 – carriage bolts, nuts, washers

Cutting List

Cutting List

(A) 2 – 2×6 – 3′ 2″

(B) 7 – 1×4 – 2′

(C) 1 – 1×4 – 2′

(D) 2 – 2×4 – 2′ 1 1/8″

(E) 2 – 1×4 – 2′ 7″

(F) 2 – 2×6 – 3′ 3″

(G) 1 -1×4 – 1′ 9″

(H) 2 – 1×6 – 2′ 10″

(I) 1 – 1×4 – 3′ 3″

(I) 2 – 1×4 – 3′ 2″

(I) 2 – 1×4 – 3′ 1″

(J) 2 – 2×6 – 8″

adirondack rocking chair plans parts named

Adirondack Rocking Chair Assembly Instructions

 

 

adirondack rocking chair plans seat support pattern

Each square = 1″

Seat support (A) pattern. Start by cutting out the seat support using a 2×6. Cut two pieces of 2×6’s to 3′ 2″. Draw the pattern as shown in illustration above. Once you cut out the first one you can trace the pattern to the second seat support.

 

 

adirondack rocking chair plans seat slats Cut seat slats (B) out of 1×4 boards. Cut seven 1×4’s to 2′ for the seat slats and one 1×4 to 2′ for the bottom back support rail (C). Cut out the bottom back support (B) as shown in illustration below. Predrill all holes and screw deck screws through the slats and into the seat support.

adirondack rocking chair plans bottom back support rail

Each square = 1″

1×4 bottom back support pattern (C).

 

 

 

adirondack rocking chair plans front and rear legsInstall the front and rear legs. Cut two 2×4’s to 2′ 1 1/8″ for the front legs (D). Cut two 1×4’s to 2′ 7″ for the rear legs (E), cut the top as shown in illustration below.

Predrill holes and install using carriage bolts, washers, and nuts. See illustration above for assembly details.

 

adirondack chair top of rear legs

Cut the top of the 1×4 rear legs (E) as show in illustration above.

 

 

adirondack rocking chair plans rocker pattern

Each square = 1″

Rocker (F) pattern. Cut two 2×6’s to 3′ 3″ for the rockers (F). Cut as shown in pattern above. Once you cut out the first one you can trace the pattern to the second rocker.

 

 

adirondack rocking chair plans install rockersInstall rockers (F) as shown in illustration above using carriage bolts, nuts, and washers.

 

adirondack rocking chair plans top back support rail pattern

Each square = 1″

Top back support rail (G) pattern. Cut a 1×4 to 1′ 9″ for the top back support rail (G) cut as shown in illustration above.

 

adirondack rocking chair plans arm pattern

Each square = 1″

Arm (H) pattern. Cut two 1×6’s to 2′ 10″ for the arms (H) cut as shown in illustration above.

 

 

 

adirondack rocking chair plans install arm and top back support railInstall the arms (H) and top back support rail (G)  using deck screws. Predrill all holes. Screw deck screws through the arm and into the front legs. Screw deck screws through the rear legs and into the arms. Screw deck screws through the top back support rail and into the rear legs.

 

adirondack rocking chair plans back slats

Back slats (I). Cut one 1×4 to 3′ 3″, two 1×4’s to 3′ 2″, and two 1×4’s to 3′ 1″. Once the 1×4’s have been cut to size, cut from the bottom to the top as shown in illustration above. Optional you can round the corners as shown in overview illustration.

 

adirondack rocking chair plans arm brace pattern

Each square = 1″

Arm brace (J) pattern. Cut two pieces of 2×6’s to 8″ Next cut as shown on pattern above.

 

adirondack rocking chair plans back slats and arm brace installedInstall back slats (I) and arm brace (J) using deck screws. Predrill all holes. Screw deck screws through the back slats and into the back support rail. Screw deck screws through the arm brace and into the front legs.

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4 comments

  1. would like to have a set that I can download and save, and print to take to my shop.`

  2. I like all of them can’t wait to get started

  3. Love your plans however I would like an easily readable PDF version of this and other plans please.

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