Chair Plans Wanted

drsnocapsJuly 16, 2009

I just finished replacing a PTP front porch with Ipe and new PVC columns. I have a fair number of 18"-30" 5/4x6 grooved Ipe boards left over and would like to make some chairs out of them but haven't had any luck finding basic plans for Adirondack (or other styles) chairs suitable for use on a front porch. Any pointers would be appreciated.

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fnmroberts

Just google Adirondack Chair Plans and several sites are presented.

I don't remember the site from which I ordered my plans. I modified the arms and strengthened the joints by adding some bolts and braces but were fun to build. That was 3 or 4 years ago. Mine are cedar. As I recall they took a couple days apiece to construct. If I were to build again, I would go to 2x for the legs. I chose the style because I like the concave seat and back. Very comfortable! Good luck building yours.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2009 at 4:17PM
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salmon_slayer

I ran across this site - should help you
http://www.backyardspaces.com/
Thousands of free woodworking plans and other plans for outdoor furniture, garden structures and more.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2009 at 10:03AM
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brooklyndecks

I built an Ipe adirondack chair last month, using the plan from Wood magazine, issue #149. Nice plan, but a bit complicated...especially using Ipe. You can probably get the back issue online.


Here is a link that might be useful: Wood magazine

    Bookmark   July 22, 2009 at 6:37AM
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salmon_slayer

very nice, what did you finish it with?

    Bookmark   July 24, 2009 at 1:17AM
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brooklyndecks

Thanks Salmon
I used tung oil.

steve

    Bookmark   July 25, 2009 at 7:10AM
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