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Woodworking Project Templates to Build Adirondack Chair

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Making your own Adirondack chair has never been easier! Kit contains templates cut from 7/32" MDF (medium density fiberboard) along with detailed instructions in one package. Simply trace out the...

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Making your own Adirondack chair has never been easier! Kit contains templates cut from 7/32" MDF (medium density fiberboard) along with detailed instructions in one package. Simply trace out the pieces using the templates and rough cut them. Then, using double sided tape, templates and a router with a flush trim bit, trim the pieces to the final dimensions. Chair front and seat slats will also need to be cut to final dimensions detailed in the parts list. Assemble and finish your chair according to the provided instructions. This favorite project among many woodworkers is now one of the simplest.



  • Includes templates and detailed assembly instructions

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3.87 out of 5 stars
15 Reviews
  1. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great Templates

    Easy project if you have some basic woodworking skills. The templates are easy to use and work well. The instructions are a little hard to follow but not terrible. Overall I was pleased with how the first chair turned out and the next one should go a lot quicker. As others have said the upper back support angle is a little tricky, I marked the angle and used a belt sander which was much easier than trying to cut with a jig saw. My wife loves the chair so that's all that matters.

  2. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    absolute junk

    Templates are terrible. I think my 3 year old could have cut these better. Upper cross piece was complete different from one side to the other.

  3. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    I can't believe the reviews on woodcraft. The templates are very bad.

    The templates are very bad in my opinion. You can make a pencil line around them but the template is not smooth. It is not good enough to go around them with a router. I haven't tried to build the chair yet to see if they are accurate at all but the templates look like they were made in a hurry without being finished well. As far as the directions I decided to look online for some with better pictures. I found some for free and will use them instead. I only paid the high price because i expected and wanted the quality i've had in the past from woodcraft. Now I'll be more careful.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    So simple and easy to follow.

    From start to finish I had this Adirondack chair finished in 9 hours. It only took 7- 1"x6"x6' and a box of a 100 8x 1 1/2" screws. I used 12 2"x 1/4" carriage bolts 24 washers and 12 nuts. I bought the instructions and templates everything was easy, I read what other people have written and didn't have the problems they described. I believe if you follow the instructions step by step yours will turn out as well as you hoped it would. Enclosing a photo of mine.

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Love the templates

    I have found most of the problems customer have are not with the templates or the instructions but rather with the customer not having the skill level or simply being a beginner. I found the instructions to be clear and easy to understand. Unless otherwise stated normally the materials would be 1"x lumber ex. 1"x6"x6'. The materials are approximately 20 board feet of lumber. Don't get in a hurry take your time the more chairs you make the faster you will become. You can paint, stain or clear coat your chair and will last for years.

  6. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    This Template is a Time Saver!

    Bought the template last week from the OKC store. The template is sturdy and will last many years if cared for properly. The curved bevel mentioned in the instructions and posts can be accomplished with a jigsaw and the shoe set to 63 degrees. My first chair is in-work and being constructed of inexpensive pine that'll be painted. I'll post a few photos when possible. Oh, I used 1"x6"x8" lumber. I'll probably drop down a bit in thickness next time, say 5/8 or 3/4.

  7. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    I would buy this product again and again

    A real time saver !

  8. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Adirondac Chair is a fun project

    Just completed my Adirondack chair, made from the template and directions from Woodcraft. I built it entirely out of cypress. In a few places, I used pocket screws for strength rather than the recommended through and through screwing recommended in the directions. The directions are a bit of a through and through screwing themselves. I give 5 stars for the templates, 2 stars for the directions. If you buy (and I do recommend this very much), feel free to email me if you need help. First of all, the template look and are kind of flimsy. They are made from 1/4" mdF and they are templates only. They are, however, spot on for the right sizes and work very well with routers. There are some exceptions to the 'right size' thing, more on that in a moment. There is no reference in the directions to thickness of the wood. I decided it must not matter all that much. I milled my wood to around 13/16" and that worked fine. If you pick smaller (3/4 or 11/16) that will probably work fine as well. The directions are terrible. They were written by someone that does probably speak English as their primary language (a fact notes and appreciated) but not by someone who writes well. Although the project is pretty easy, the toughest parts of this build are barely addressed. Building the top back frame, the second item on the right in the picture required not only an interior curve (which is easy) but a bevel too (which is not). According to the directions, what's needed is a 27 degree bevel. What's actually needed is 27 degrees removed (which is 63 degrees). That's not that easy to do. I tried a couple of ways to get it right, finally, I took a 63 degree measure, penciled the angle on the side of the piece and measured. It was, as I recall, around 1/8 or 3/16 along the top frame. I marked it around the inside of the curve, and used my belt sander to grind it down. A little advice in the directions would have helped. I called Woodcraft and they told me that I was doing it right. They were very helpful on the phone. The wood in the back of the chair (the risers) have templates but they are not fullsized. They're meant only to model the tops of the backs. Follow the directions here precisely; The measurements need to be exact. The chair itself is terrific...very strong and the cypress wood really popped. I still have to finish the wood and I would recommend that once the wood is cut, milled and shaped, it should probably be seal then. I wish I'd have the foresight to do so (maybe a mention in the directions would have helped) but I will finish this weekend. If I can figure out a way to add a picture, I'll take some this weekend. I very much recommend this. The chair I built used a lot of different skills and techniques and gave a number of ways to customize and make the project your own. Good luck!

  9. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Review Adirondack Chair with Templates

    I built the Adirondack Chair from Woodcraft today. It was a fun project and the templates worked very well. The directions were not very well written, but I made my way through them. The most difficult part was the back upper support, which the directions point to a 27 degree bevel on an inside curve. That's rough. I figured out that what was needed was a 27 degree offset (63 degrees in other words). I accomplished this by measuring the angle on the side, measuring the amount of material that needed to be removed and grinding it to shape with my sanding belt. All in all, a fun project! Not happy with how the finish came out, but that's the fault of the finish (It was a Behr finish that was supposed to be natural and came out a mottled brown that got rid of the beautiful grain in the cypress wood, will never use again). Nice job, Woodcraft! Thanks!

  10. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Revu of WC's Adirondack Chair Plans

    Just completed my Adirondack chair, made from the template and directions from Woodcraft. I built it entirely out of cypress. Here's some details from my work. Note that I do very much recommend the purchase of the kit, don't lose sight of that when I get into the negatives. In a few places, I used pocket screws for strength rather than the recommended through-and-through screwing recommended in the directions. The directions are themselves a bit of a through and through screwing, very poorly written and maddeningly unclear in parts. I give 5 stars for the templates, 2 stars for the directions. If you buy (and I do recommend this very much), feel free to email me if you need help. First of all, the templates look (and are) kind of flimsy, made from 1/4" mdh. They are, however, spot on for the right sizes and work very well with routers. There are some exceptions to the 'right size' thing, more on that in a moment. In the directions, there is no reference in the directions to thickness of the wood. I decided it must not matter all that much. I milled my wood to around 13/16" and that worked fine. If you pick smaller (3/4 or 11/16) that will probably work fine as well. The directions are terriblethe toughest parts of this build are barely addressed. For example, in building the top back frame, (the second item on the right in the picture) required not only an interior curve (which is easy and part of the template) but a bevel too (which is not). According to the directions, what's needed is a 27 degree bevel. What's actually needed is 27 degrees removed from the milled and 90 corner(which is 63 degrees). That's not easy to do. I tried a couple of ways to get it right, finally, I took a 63 degree measure, penciled the angle on the side of the piece and measuring. It was, as I recall, around 1/8 or 3/16. I marked it around the inside of the curve, and used my belt sander to grind it down. A little advice in the directions would have helped. Another item is that the back templates are designed to only model the tops of the backs. You have to measure the lengths of the items independently, which is fine, but be sure to follow the directions here precisely, the measurements need to be exact. The chair itself is terrific...very strong and the cypress wood really popped. I still have to finish the chair (going to use an oil based sealer) and I would recommend that once the wood is cut, milled and shaped, idellay, that would have been the best time to be sealed then. I wish I'd have the foresight to do so (maybe a mention in the directions would have helped) but I will finish this weekend. If I can figure out a way to add a picture, I'll take some this weekend. I very much recommend this. The chair I built used a lot of different skills and techniques and gave a number of ways to customize and make the project your own. Good luck!

  11. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Adirondack Chair Plans & Templates

    This item has well written instructions would recommend to other people

  12. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great product has been easy to use

    I would recommend this product to anyone looking to make an adirondack chair to sell or for your own personal use. I have never used or done anything like this and with the few tools that I did have around the garage I made a chair that came out incredibly well.

  13. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    good over all

    the templates do not seem to last long but they are a good start and instructions are weak

  14. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Adirondack Chair Plans & Templates

    Template is great but the instruction are a little lacking... especially for a beginner. Pictures speak a thousand words!

  15. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    good value

    Templates were very easy to use and very precise. Instructions could have been better and had better photos, but not a major issue. Finished with Australian Timber Oil and look beautiful.

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