Our Thanksgiving Family Project

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About This Project

My husband, step father and I built these Thanksgiving weekend (2010) and my mom got us a half bushel of oysters to snack on and made awesome steamed mussels with bread for dinner. This was a very fun family weekend.

I modifyed the plans a little to make the arms angle in a bit instead of being straight boards and also created the curved front. Then after building the first chair, Pat decided to make the second chair's back rest taller and cut angles to match the arms.

I picked intermediate because of needing a miter saw for all the different angles needed for getting the front right.
Also, It took one day for each chair

Required Skill Level: 
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used: 
To my knowledge, Pat has not yet stained them, but once he does I will take more pics and find out what he used!


I used Ana's adirondack plans:

I just modifyed a bit by cutting the stringers a bit loger so I could make the rounded front (easiest way is make a stencil on paper so you get both stringers the same, we cut one stringer then used it as a stencil for the next and that wasn't perfect). I also cut the corners of the arms at long angles so that it softened the look a bit. Other than that i followed the plans exactly.

I'm planning on building some of these Adirondack chairs soon. I'm thinking that the sloping front is going to be way more comfortable than the sharp edge. I wonder if I can make the back concave....Hmmmm (thinking cap is firmly on!)