Adirondack Chair - Downloadable Plan
The Adirondack chair is an American icon that evokes images of lazy summer days at the lake or seashore. This Woodcraft® Magazine Classic® Project Plan takes you step by step through the construction process using detailed instructions, 11 "close up" construction photographs, an...
These plans are the "best of" the projects from Editors of Woodcraft Magazine. Each plan features step by step instructions with detail photographs, exploded illustrations for various project steps, a cut list and cutting diagram, and a Convenience Plus Buying Guide so you know exactly what supplies are required to complete the project. Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished woodworker, the Woodcraft Classic Plan series will have a plan for you!
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In this issue of Woodcraft Magazine, Tommy MacDonald of Rough Cut becomes a cooper, building this coopered leg table. A cooper is someone who makes wooden staved vessels. A woodstave is a narrow length of wood with a slightly beveled edge to form the sides of barrels, tanks, pipelines, and in this feature, legs for a beautifully built table made from Ambrosia Maple. Everything a cooper produces is referred to as cooperage. Tommy recreates this methodology in this issue and in this video from Season 3 of Rough Cut.
Spring is finally here! It’s time to get out on your patio or deck and enjoy the season. If you are thinking about new outdoor furniture this year, give some consideration to building Adirondack chairs. This classic chair gets its name from the New York mountain camps that snapped up hundreds of them after it was invented in the early 1900s. I built two for my deck and have been enjoying them for years.
I'm sure this is an excellent chair, however, the assumptions on the tools you will have are silly
This is the SIMPLER of the designs I saw on the site, but the plans assume you have a bandsaw, a jointer, a router table... none of which is mentioned in the description BEFORE you buy. I have handheld power tools. I can maybe get by with a jigsaw and free handing the router stuff, but a jointer? I have no answer for that. I'm not buying a shop full of tools that I don't even have the power to run just to build some chairs. There should always be a tool list BEFORE you buy the plans. Can't wait to see how many of the other plans I bought today assume thousands of dollars in tools in a home workshop. Chair looks lovely, but I'll likely never be able to build it.
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