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An Adirondack chair (or in some parts of Canada, a Muskoka chair) is a type of chair used primarily in an outdoors setting. The precursor to today's Adirondack chair was designed by Thomas Lee in 1903. He was on vacation in Westport, New York and needed outdoor chairs for his summer home. He tested the first designs on his family.

The original Adirondack chair was made with eleven pieces of wood, cut from a single board. It had a straight back and seat, which were set at a slant to sit better on the steep mountain inclines of the area. It also featured wide armrests which became a hallmark of the Adirondack Chair.
Today's Adirondack chairs usually feature a rounded back and contoured seat. The style has also been translated to other pieces of furniture, from gliders to love seats. Some modern Adirondack chairs are made out of engineered wood instead of wood.

Adirondack Chair & Footstool Plans

Adirondack Chair & Footstool Woodworking PlanIn association with WOOD Store, here are two projects that let you spend a lot more time relaxing than building. But don't let the easy deck-screw-and-bolt-together construction fool you. This duo is both sturdy and supremely comfortable.

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Classic Adirondack Chair Plan + 27 min. DVD

Adirondack Chair Plan & VideoIn association with Rockler.com, make a pair of classic Adirondack chairs in adult and child sizes in one weekend! It's simple with this easy-to-follow plan. Includes step-by-step instructional DVD, full-size cardboard templates for both chairs that can be used again and again, and written instructions/detailed part list.

• Chairs have curved back and seat
• Adult chair: 29" W x 38" H x 36" L
• Child chair is 22" W x 30" H x 26" L

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