It is hard to believe that 25 years have gone by since I built my Adirondack chairs. I don’t recall using plans to build these two Adirondack chairs, but a good set of plans with instructions are definitely helpful. And, you’re in luck if you are searching for plans. Today I found a great resource for others interested in building Adirondack chairs.
The article I came across includes step-by-step instructions and plans to build the classic Adirondack chairs. Here’s the link to the article and plans:
It is a PDF file you can print; it appears it is from a woodworking related article published back in 2007. Also, it includes a few creative Adirondack chair design examples (without instructions). The examples are from a second exhibition on the Adirondack theme held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. According to the article, a professor invited students and alumni from recognized furniture and design programs to the exhibition. He then challenged the designers to explore and redesign the classic Adirondack chair. Here are a few screen shots of the chairs:
And, another creative design from Wine Barrel Products: