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Adirondack Chair


Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic

A twist on the standard adirondack chair! This bar height adirondack chair is large, sturdy, super comfortable and looks awesome! The optional cup holder makes relaxing in the summer even better!

**Exclusive Feature**:
Click here to download Shanty 2 Chic's blueprints for this How-To!

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    • Materials Used

      • 1X6X26"
      • 1X6X6' PINE OR WHITEWOOD BOARD
      • 1X2X8' PINE OR WHITEWOOD BOARD
      • 1X4X8' PINE OR WHITEWOOD BOARD
      • 1X3X8' PINE OR WHITEWOOD BOARD
      • BRAD NAILS
      • 1-1/4" WOOD SCREWS (ABOUT 1 LB)
      • (16) 1-1/4" POCKET HOLE SCREWS
      • WOOD GLUE
      • (4) 2-1/2" WOOD SCREWS (OPTIONAL FOR FOOT REST)
      • WOOD FILLER (STAINABLE AND PAINTABLE KIND)
  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      Cut out seat supports with Jig Saw. Mark the points, according to the plans, connect the dots and cut out the first seat support.. Then, use the first seat support to trace the second.

    2. Step: 2

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      Attach the legs to the seat support. Tip: Use the Nailer to hold the boards together and then use your drill and wood screws to secure.

    3. Step: 3

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      Attach the center supports to join the legs.

    4. Step: 4

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      Use the jig saw to cut the back support, top and seat support and attach them to the chair.

    5. Step: 5

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      Cut the arm supports and attach.

    6. Step: 6

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      Attach the back slats and seat slats.

    7. Step: 7

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      Use the Jigsaw to cut the cup holder.

    8. Step: 8

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      Apply a finish and make sure to protect it with an outdoor top coat!

Comments (22)


  • 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. Barrymoore4329@gmail.com
    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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Adirondack Chair

by Shanty 2 Chic
Jul 08, 2014
Medium 05998c7d 1224 42f7 a9a1 39f2e7ad1c65

A twist on the standard adirondack chair! This bar height adirondack chair is large, sturdy, super comfortable and looks awesome! The optional cup holder makes relaxing in the summer even better! **Exclusive Feature**: <a href="http://eff5c75290b0e498bfcc-cdb2fd2cc8e016557784fa363a2704b5.r93.cf1.rackcdn.com/DIY%20Beach%20Chair%20DRAFT%202.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to download Shanty 2 Chic's blueprints for this How-To! </a>

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
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    Cut out seat supports with Jig Saw. Mark the points, according to the plans, connect the dots and cut out the first seat support.. Then, use the first seat support to trace the second.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 3bddf7b9 555d 4121 ba6a c90fce2532a8

    Attach the legs to the seat support. Tip: Use the Nailer to hold the boards together and then use your drill and wood screws to secure.

  3. Step: 3
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    Attach the center supports to join the legs.

  4. Step: 4
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    Use the jig saw to cut the back support, top and seat support and attach them to the chair.

  5. Step: 5
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    Cut the arm supports and attach.

  6. Step: 6
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    Attach the back slats and seat slats.

  7. Step: 7
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    Use the Jigsaw to cut the cup holder.

  8. Step: 8
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    Apply a finish and make sure to protect it with an outdoor top coat!