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DIY Adirondack Chair Plan (with Cupholders!)

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This easy beginner DIY Adirondack chair plan let you build your own outdoor lounge chair in just a couple of hours. This classic wooden chair features a tall reclined back, wide seat for comfort, and not one but TWO cupholders. 

You’ll also want to check out the matching Adirondack bench plans and this amazing fire pit pergola for swings. 

Diy Adirondack Bench Woodworking Plan Dimensions, Remodelaholic

GET THE ADIRONDACK CHAIR plans

DIY Adirondack Chair Plans

One of the most common questions we’ve gotten since we teamed up with Lauren and Brett for these fire pit pergola plans is — but do you have plans for the chairs and the swings? 

The answer is finally YES! (and swings are coming very soon!)

This DIY Adirondack chair features a tall comfortable back and a nice wide comfortable seat for lounging around a fire in the backyard or on the front porch.

Not only did we put together printable plans to build an easy Adirondack chair…

…but we also have a matching double chair Adirondack bench plan, too!

And wait, there’s more… CUPHOLDERS! 

Matching Adirondack Bench And Chair Plans, Remodelaholic

Both the Adirondack chair and the Adirondack bench feature 2 wide arm rests with easy DIY cupholders in each arm support so you can keep your favorite cold beverage close.

(Or, use it as a holder for your phone. We know how it goes.)

You can also build a patio table with drink coolers and an outdoor coffee table with drink trough.

Get the printable Adirondack chair woodworking plans

The printable plan includes

  • step-by-step detailed instructions
  • a full material shopping list
  • lumber cut list
  • comprehensive diagrams for those angle cuts that look tricky (but aren’t) such as the back legs, front legs, back support, seat slats, and curved back slats
  • printable template to trace for the classic Adirondack chair back curve

Materials and Tools

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This easy beginner woodworking project uses just cedar 2×4, 1×6, and 1×4 lumber (full materials list included in the plans).

We recommend cedar or redwood boards for outdoor Furniture due to their natural weather resistant properties. You can use less expensive pine or what’s commonly called “whitewood” – it just won’t last as long and has to be painted or treated with an outdoor finish.

Note that cedar lumber can vary in thickness, but the variation won’t impact the dimensions as you build your Adirondack chair.

When choosing your lumber, watch for boards with knots or other imperfections that might not look as good or be as easy to sand smooth.

This classic Adirondack chair is held together using wood glue and exterior wood screws (or deck screws) — easy to build with materials you can purchase at any lumber yard or hardware store.  No need for lag bolts or washers or anything more complicated than glue and screws here.

You’ll need just a few common tools to build your own Adirondack chair: 

  • Circular Saw
  • Drill/Driver (to pre-drill pilot holes and drive screws)
  • Jigsaw/3 ½” Hole Saw
  • Countersink drill bits
  • Miter Saw/ Table Saw  (optional)

Get the plans here in the Remodelaholic Shop and get building!

More outdoor Furniture tutorials to build:

  • DIY Outdoor Lounge Chair with Storage
  • DIY Outdoor Sectional Sofa
  • Built-in Deck Bench Woodworking Plans

DIY Adirondack Chair With Cupholders, Easy Beginner Woodworking Plan PDF, Remodelaholic

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Published: March 17, 2022 Filed Under: $20 to $250, Beginner, Benches, Build, By Cost, By Level, By Material, By Tool, Circular Saw, Drill, Furniture Building Projects and Plans, Jig Saw, Outdoor Decorating, Seating, Wood and Plywoods Etc. Tagged: DIY Seating, outdoor furniture plans, outdoor wedding ideas, printable woodworking templates, woodworking plans

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