Kicking back to relax in an Adirondak chair is a thing of joy, but it’s even more fun when you built the chair yourself. Now’s your chance: we found these easy-build plans over on the Popular Mechanics site. They’re from the June 1999 issue so may be a bit dusty, but the Adirondak has been in style since Thomas Lee built the first one in 1903 so he could chill at his summer home.
The PM site walks you through all the steps, materials, and tools required. They also include a kick-ass drawing of the chair that will help you through the tough spots — of which there are a few.
But don’t worry; the payoff is worth it. When you’re done you’ll not only have created a classic-looking piece of outdoor furniture, you’ll also have a great place to plant your butt and dream up your next project.
Adirondak Chair [Popular Mechanics]