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  • First of all I love your site and all the cool DIY plans you have. My first project is to build the workbench soi have base to work on the projects. My question is on the Adirondack chair, at what height do you place the seat supports on the legs, or did I miss it in the plans? Thanks Larry
    By fireman1088, on July 10, 2014

  • @ fireman 1088, look at pages 6 of the plans and I think you will find your answer
    By Brutus Buckeye, on July 10, 2014

  • We have been looking for the perfect chairs for our upper deck. Looks like we will just build them ourselves!
    By tamilebahn_42476, on July 10, 2014

  • Approx how much does this cost to build?
    By thoopie, on July 10, 2014

  • I can't wait to get started on mine ;)
    By vhess, on July 11, 2014

  • Thanks so much guys! The chair was about $50 in lumber!
    By Shanty 2 Chic, on July 17, 2014

  • Does anyone know how much weight this would support? Trying to find a taller chair to make for my dad.
    By lmanrik, on July 21, 2014

  • I'm not sure exactly how much weight it will support, but our 6'6" Ryobi product manager tested it out and gave it a thumbs up!
    By RYOBI_ROCKS, on July 22, 2014

  • I can't get the plans for the adriondack bar stool plans tu o download.
    By Barry Moore, on August 26, 2014

  • Made this chair last week. It turned out great. I love it and so do my cats. Thank you for the pattern.
    By Peg a leg, on September 4, 2014

  • I think I'm going to enjoy this site very much thank you
    By Ryobi , on January 25, 2015

  • I started building this chair tonight and the front leg diagram did not work out. The 5 dgree line I don't believe is right. Am I the only one that had this problem. The way I see it the line needs to be 23 3/4 from floor and 90 degrees.The leg is cut both ends on 5 degree ( so the whole leg is sitting on 5 degree angle) and if you put the 5 degree line on it the rear leg will not be level. Thanks for sharing the plans, can't wait to get it done.
    By Macy44, on January 31, 2015

  • Looks like fun chair to build and good looking plans to use.
    By dust, on February 14, 2015

  • Has anyone made this using 2x4s instead of 1x2s for the legs and braces to give it more stability and strength? Cost increase is insignificant
    By andersontoxaway, on February 18, 2015

  • Looks awesome, hope to make a couple of these this summer for our lake house.
    By clreilly, on April 1, 2015

  • i used 2 x 4's for legs and braces and the chair turned out great.
    By kangas2250, on June 22, 2015

  • To Macy44, I had the same question too about the angles and the front leg. I built like you specify without the 5 degree line on the front leg and your measurements. The chair turned out fine that way. After working with some scraps, I will be trying this again. The legs would not sit flush on the ground according to plan. I did a test cut to the bottom of the rear leg and made a 5 degree cut instead of a 0 degree cut for the foot of the rear and the scrap wood I was working with made the legs turn out flush on the ground. I plan on trying this on another chair as the chair will sit back further if the plan angles for the seat support are followed. Not sure which I will like better for comfort. I also modified and built with 2x4's. The chair turned out great!
    By WLH, on December 9, 2015

  • I cant get the blueprints to open, can anyone help or send them to me?
    By mjcalla, on December 29, 2017
    • Mjcalla, you should be able to click on the link above and have the plans open right up. Maybe try using a different internet browser? Ours opens up fine using Safari.
      By RYOBI NATION, on January 2, 2018

  • why can,t i get these plans to open i have tried different browsers copy and pasted and can't get them. I had them open about 2 weeks ago and now nothing.
    By rickkkh, on February 12, 2018
    • @rickkkh We updated the Nation site last week and had a few bugs to work out. You should be able to access the PDF plans link now!
      By RYOBI NATION, on February 13, 2018
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  • This appears to be so easy to make. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
    By Hometowngirl, on October 28, 2014

  • Did you remove rust and paint angle irons before use?
    By jangoike, on November 30, 2014

  • After showing this great project to my husband, he suggested using the old bed frame rails we have instead of buying angle iron.
    By loohoo, on September 6, 2015

  • Using screws would be a bit more secure. Also steel cross braces on the back screwed in to the shelve. Heavy book cases have a tendency to rack under weight.
    By jcel3979, on June 4, 2016
    • Nice additions like that can really make it your own!
      By RYOBI NATION, on April 18, 2018

  • i like it.iwas looking for a sturdy book case for my daughters book.i think that if would hold under the pressure.looks beautiful
    By janice marlene, on February 23, 2017

  • Only 2 nails holding each end of the shelves? How much weight can each shelf support?
    By mphipps68, on March 30, 2018
    • We aren't sure of the exact weight, but it's made for books so it is sturdy enough to be used as an average bookshelf! For more questions, reach out to Homemade Modern at the "Contact" page on their website
      By RYOBI NATION, on April 18, 2018
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  • Seriously thinking about making this to hold all my son's sport uniforms - they take up so much dresser space. Could also be great coat closet for company.
    By RYOBI_ROCKS, on June 9, 2014

  • This is absolutely fantastic!!!! What a great project, great design, I love it!
    By Ana White, on June 9, 2014

  • Love this project plan! I have gotten started and would like to know what type of bit was used to drill the holes for the conduit to run through the base, supports & dowels. Thank you, in advance! Can't wait to post the pics & truly be a part of the Ryobi Nation!
    By amethyst_howell_126770, on August 13, 2015
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  • I love it and had planned on doing this for our new handicapped bathroom. I love your instructions, but when I went to Home Depot, I was informed that they would not make cuts under 12 inches. Does the cutting occur at only some Home Depot locations. And I did not mean to take away from your project or instructions as the project is better than the one I planned and explained so well. Thank you and just in time.
    By Socrates, on May 7, 2014

  • Thank you for putting this video tutorial together! I've been wanting shanty2chic girls to post more how to's, this is great!
    By armena, on May 7, 2014

  • You make everything look easy and cute. Easy and cute are my favs. ;-)
    By Robininva, on May 7, 2014

  • Classy! Thank you for the tutorial :))
    By jynielsen, on May 7, 2014

  • So gorgeous!! Thanks for the tutorials!
    By andyashleigh, on May 8, 2014

  • Thanks so much everyone for all your sweet comments! @socrates - Some Depot's say 12", but all 3 I go to will make the cuts this small. You can also use a circular saw with a guide or a table saw, but having them cut it was my best option! :-)
    By Shanty 2 Chic, on May 8, 2014

  • I used to work at Home Depot and we were not allowed to do rip cuts (under 12 inches.) I would be very surprised if you were able to get someone to do these cuts for you there. That being said this looks great and luckily I have a table saw to do these cuts myself!
    By legacyofbob, on June 17, 2014
    • Hey, went to Home Depot today 8/23/2016 and not only did they cut all the same sized slats that they did above, they didn't even charge us for the extra cuts that they would normally do. Thank you for the suggestion. Not that we didn't have the saw to cut it, it just let us go right into priming :}
      By smeegle1, on August 23, 2016

  • Surely you mean feet (') and not inches (") when talking board cuts here, no? Very confusing.
    By RM83, on June 26, 2014

  • Thank you! My only question...Is there a good formula to use when measuring how many battwns you should have on each wall?
    By cko430, on November 19, 2014

  • I just bought my home a little over a year ago and one of the first things I said was that I wanted a wall like this in my dining room. I have been looking for just the right tutorial for this and yours fits the bill!! Can't wait to get started on it! Very nice job!
    By McGypsy9, on December 27, 2014

  • Were your walls textured to begin with? I have plans to do board and batten in a couple of rooms, but my walls are textured and I think it will look funny if I don't either sand the texture off or cover it with 1/8 inch mdf.
    By shyer, on February 3, 2015

  • What paint color did you use? It's beautiful!
    By GeoffJenni, on February 14, 2015

  • Please include all supplies in the materials used that are used in your mention of crown molding or the 1x4s??
    By mcelhannon7, on March 19, 2015

  • Please include all supplies in the materials used that are used in your mention of crown molding or the 1x4s??
    By mcelhannon7, on March 19, 2015

  • This is absolutely beautiful and would look best in my two hallways. I can't wait to try to accomplish this feat.
    By Trish602, on April 2, 2015
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  • Making
    By Racoon, on May 3, 2014

  • Cool
    By Pato, on May 6, 2014

  • Would love to build this, if only I had the space for it.
    By Brandi, on May 16, 2014

  • Am I right that this probably still needs to be anchored into the ground if you live in a very windy area? Or maybe anchored to the house is enough?
    By jcase16, on May 19, 2014

  • Cool
    By kemyha, on May 27, 2014

  • Where can I get the 24 - 1x2x10 boards? All the stores I've talked to only sell in 8ft length. It's a lot of waste and extra money to cut the 8 footers down!
    By soxgreen, on May 28, 2014

  • very nice, good job
    By wlc53, on June 3, 2014

  • It's very nice project to do for my home.
    By wallst, on June 4, 2014

  • I want to build a patio cover 26wx12dx9h attached to the house.
    By wallst, on June 4, 2014

  • This is great; but why are there no instructions for attaching the swing? That's sort of the part I need to know about in terms of support, torque on the frame Etc.
    By MamaDo, on June 8, 2014

  • You are blessed with amazing talent Ana, thanks for sharing designs with us.
    By fundmanager, on September 7, 2014

  • Can I use 4x4 posts instead of 6x6?
    By revggs24, on October 24, 2014

  • Sweet! ... on my 2Do list now ... tysm
    By uWishuCould, on October 5, 2015

  • What kind of wood do you recommend using? Is it pine? Or is it cedar?
    By prm1502, on July 23, 2016
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  • Where are the plans? There is just a title marker.
    By JMP878, on May 21, 2014

  • Sweet! ... on my 2Do list now ... tysm ... I think I will line this with 6mil plastic inside to keep from rotting, then add small drain hole in bottom to drain.
    By uWishuCould, on October 5, 2015

  • Link for plans is listed under Step 1 in Project Steps.

    By lrminer, on September 10, 2018
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