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Child Sized Surf Board Adirondack Chair

May 13, 2011 |
posted by Ana White
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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!

Child Sized Surf Board Adirondack Chair

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Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Child Sized Surf Board Adirondack Chair
Dimensions: 
Dimensions are shown above.

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

1 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x8 @ 3 feet long
2 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long

1 1/4 inch screws
2 inch screws
1 1/4 inch finish nails
wood glue
wood filler
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Tools: 
measuring tape
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
jigsaw
nailer
sander
level
countersink drill bit

Cut List

Cut List: 

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)

General Instructions

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!

Step 1

Child Sized Surf Board Adirondack Chair

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.

Step 2

Child Sized Surf Board Adirondack Chair

Attach front apron to stringers as shown above. Use screws and glue.

Step 3

Child Sized Surf Board Adirondack Chair

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.

Step 4

Child Sized Surf Board Adirondack Chair

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.

Step 5

Child Sized Surf Board Adirondack 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.

Step 6

Child Sized Surf Board Adirondack Chair

Now we are starting to look like a chair! Use 2" screws and glue to attach stringers to seat back.

Step 7

Child Sized Surf Board Adirondack Chair

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.

Step 8

Child Sized Surf Board Adirondack Chair

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.

Step 9

Child Sized Surf Board Adirondack Chair

Complete the chair styling by adding decorative supports as shown above. Glue and nail in place.

Finishing Instructions

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

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LOVES IT!

Can't wait to build all of the surfing themed stuff for our three kiddos! THANKS SO MUCH for posting these plans!

posted by blessednest | on Sat, 2011-05-21 08:48

Thank you so much for kids

Thank you so much for kids adirondack plan.

posted by Stanley (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-06-19 10:02

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Free shipping Atarax

posted by incifsEagesse (not verified) | on Mon, 2012-04-16 22:44

this chair

hmmmm, think i will make this one although i will substitute that surfboard looking board for the boogy board thats been blowing around my back yard for the last two years...

posted by rob (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-05-17 08:40

Angle of child's chair

I am having a heck of a time getting the angles on the stringers right Please HELp!!!!! Thanks

Greg

posted by Greg (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-12-19 20:08

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