This step by step woodworking project is about wooden bar height adirondack chair plans. I have designed this super simple bar chair so you can add seating options to a bar or an outdoor living area. You can invest in high quality and weather resistant lumber, such as cedar or redwood. See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
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Bar Height Adirondack Chair – Building Plans
- A – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 38 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 34 1/2″ long LEGS
- B – 1 piece of 1×3 lumber – 19″ long, 4 pieces – 24 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 17 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 20 1/2″ long FRAME
- C – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 22 1/4″″ long, 1 piece – 17 1/2″ long SEAT FRAME
- D – 12 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 19″ long SEAT
- E – 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 16″ long, 1 piece – 17″ long, 7 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 18″ long BACKREST
- F – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 20 1/4″ long ARMRESTS
- 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 6′
- 1 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 6′
- 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 2′
- 3 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 8′
- 1 1/4″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- wood filler , wood glue
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Day
How to build a bar height adirondack chair
The first step is to build the legs for the bar height adirondack chair. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to make a few angle cuts to the 1×3 boards. Align the edges with attention and make the cuts, then smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Next, build the bottom frame for the bar height chair out of 1×3 lumber. Cut the components at the dimensions shown in the diagram. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes through the components and insert 1 5/8″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges with attention.
Continue the project by cutting the components for the seat frame. Mark the cut lines on the 1x4s and then get the job done with a jigsaw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Fit the legs to the lower frame. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 1 1/4″ screws to assemble the frame together tightly.
Fit the seat components to the legs. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes through the legs and insert 1 1/4″ screws.
Attach the 1×2 slats to the seat frame. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the 1×34 step to the lower frame. Center the slat into place and insert 2″ nails to secure it into place tightly.
Use 1×3 lumber for the backrest and 1×2 lumber for the supports. Place a piece of 1/4″ plywood between the slats to create even gaps. Use 1 1/4″ screws.
Build the armrests for the bar height adirondack chair from 1×3 lumber. Cut the pieces, as shown in the diagram.
Fit the armrests to the bar chair. Use screws to lock the armrests into place tightly.
Last but not least, you need to make sure you take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, you need to fill the holes and the dents with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of stain or paint, so you can protect the bar chair from the elements and to enhance the look of the project.
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