Child Sized Surf Board Adirondack Chair
Bring the beach to your backyard with this surf board inspired Adirondack Chair for you little one! Features a lower seat, some extra styling, wide armrests, the surf board Adirondack chair is the coolest kids outdoor chair on the deck!
1 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x8 @ 3 feet long
2 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
2 - 1x4 @ 17 3/4" (Stringers)
1 - 1x4 @ 15" (Front Apron)
1 - 1x3 @ 15" (Front Seat Slat)
5 - 1x2 @ 15" (Main Seat Slats)
2 - 1x3 @ 11" (Front Legs)
1 - 1x8 @ 26 3/4" (Seat Back, Middle)
2 - 1x3 @ 24" (Seat Back, Sides)
1 - 1x2 @ 13 1/2" (Top Seat Back Support)
1 - 1x2 @ 16 1/2" (Middle Seat Back Support)
1 - 1x4 @ 13 1/2" (Bottom Seat Back Support)
2 - 1x2 @ 13 5/8" (Arm Supports)
2 - 1x3 @ 14 7/9" (Arm Rests)
2 - 1x2 @ 4 1/2" (Decorative Arm Supports)
Getting the stringers cut right is super important. Mark out as shown above. Use a protractor to draw angled lines. Remember that all lines are 15 degrees off square, in one direction or another. Cut two, and ensure that both stringers match up.
The front edge of the stringer should be marked as front and is shown on the upper left of the diagram above.
Attach front apron to stringers as shown above. Use screws and glue.
Begin by laying the 1x3 seat slat as shown above. Keep flush to the back of the cut stringer. Follow with 1x2 slats, leaving 1/4" gaps.
Front legs. Mark front legs for seat heights on insides. Attach legs to stringers and front apron with screws and glue. Screws into stringers must be 1 1/4", screws into front apron should be 3".
TIP: To hide screws, fasten from the inside, underside of the chair.
Back. Start by attaching bottom support to all three seat back boards, evenly spacing center between outside boards. Outside boards are flush to the outside of the bottom support. Use either 1 1/4" nails or glues to attach.
Next, mark location of middle and top support and attach in place.
Finally, draw a surfboard-esque curve on the seat back boards and cut out with jigsaw. Sand until smooth and even.
Now we are starting to look like a chair! Use 2" screws and glue to attach stringers to seat back.
Consider step 9 and leave 3/4" to the front of the arm supports. Attach with 1 1/4" screws to front legs and 2" screws to back support as shown above.
Arms need to tie in both the supports and the back support. Screw or nail down with glue and 2" fasteners.
Cut out if desired as shown above.
Complete the chair styling by adding decorative supports as shown above. Glue and nail in place.