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Welcome to Step 1 of the LCI Shop Class! Every week for the next 3 weeks, we will be posting a new step of the Adirondack Chair project. You can see the dates when the videos post over to the right-hand side of the page.

General Instructions:

Cut and label the parts as needed, using the Project Illustration and Cutting Diagram as a guide and adjusting for fit. All parts are secured with glue and countersunk screws unless otherwise specified.

1. Build the leg and sub frame assemblies.

Note: The (01) A leg parts are ripped from a 1 x 6.


a. Draw a grid with 1-inch squares on a 36-inch-long piece of 1 x 6. Then use the layout in Figure 1 for the (01) A leg pattern, and scribe the pattern on the 1 x 6.


b. Cut the (01) A leg to shape, and use it as a template to cut a second (01) A leg.


c. Using the dimensions shown in Figure 1, attach one (01) A leg to one (02) B leg. Build a second leg assembly to mirror the first leg assembly as shown in Figure 2. You can use the remaining 2 x 4 to help position and stabilize the parts during assembly .


d. Using pocket hole screws, attach the (03) leg brace to the leg assemblies as shown in Figure 2. Position the (03) leg brace so that it is parallel to the front edges of the (02) B leg parts.


e. Position the (04) back leg brace on top of the (01) A leg parts so that its front edge is 3/4 inch back from the long curve as shown in Figure 2.


Illustration

Cut list

Cut List

Part Material Size Quantity Notes
A legs 1 x 6 x 12 3/4 x 5-1/4 x 36 2
B legs 2 x 4 1-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 20-1/4 2
Leg brace 1 x 4 x 8 3/4 x 3-1/2 x 21 1
Back leg brace 1 x 4 x 8 3/4 x 3-1/2 x 22-1/2 1
Back slats 1 x 4 x 8; 1 x 4 x 10 3/4 x 3-1/2 x 36 5
Back slat braces 1 x 4 x 10 3/4 x 3-1/2 x 21 2
Arm support 1 x 4 x 10 3/4 x 3-1/2 x 29 1
Arms 1 x 6 x 12 3/4 x 5-1/4 x 31 2
Arm braces 1 x 4 x 8 3/4 x 3-1/2 x 6 2
Seat slats 1 x 6 x 10 3/4 x 1-1/2 x 22-1/2 15

Finished Dimensions

  • Height: 38-5/8 inches
  • Depth:34-1/2 inches
  • Width: 33 inches

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Project Resources

Project Videos

PROJECT DETAILS

  • Lumber*
    • 1 board, 1 x 4 x 8
    • 2 boards, 1 x 4 x 10
    • 1 board, 1 x 6 x 10
    • 1 board, 1 x 6 x 12
    • 1 board, 2 x 4 x 8
    • *Availability varies by market. Cedar, redwood, and treated southern yellow pine are appropriate for this project.
  • Hardware & Supplies
    • 1 box 1-1/4-inch screws
    • 1 box 1-1/4-inch pocket hole screws, coarse thread
    • 1 package nail-on furniture glides
    • Titebond III wood glue
    • Paintable wood filler (PL)
    • 1 quart of exterior primer (Valspar)
    • 1 quart of exterior paint (Valspar Ultra Premium, semi-gloss)
  • Tools
    • Table saw
    • Miter saw
    • Router with a 1/4-inch roundover bit
    • Jigsaw
    • Drill/driver with bits including #10 countersink bit
    • Power sander and various grits of sandpaper
    • Kreg Jig K4
    • Compass and beam compass
    • Clamps
    • Flexible metal ruler
    • Combination square
    • Tape measure
    • Paintbrush
    • Pencil

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About This Article

  • Publish Date: 03/01/2009