Build Bear Chair itself: Adirondack Chair Building Instructions
Build Bear Chair itself: Adirondack Chair Building Instructions
A native of the United States Adirondack Chair is a comfortable chair for the garden and enjoys now also growing popularity in Germany. Because this garden chair, which is also called the Bear Chair is not only weatherproof, but is easy to build from simple materials themselves.
The model that we introduce in this construction manual to put it-yourself simply with few power tools, possibly even only with jigsaw and cordless drill itself. The Adirondack Chair is entirely made of Douglas fir boards and stainless steel screws. Anything else you need, are a little skill, patience and time.
Contents: Adirondack Chair - Instructions
- Required tools
- Material list for a Adirondack Chair
- Floor plans, patterns and templates
- Adirondack Chair and Bear-building instructions
- Material Tip: Suitable wood for Adirondack chairs
- edge router
- Cordless Screwdriver
- Random Orbit Sander
- Drill, 3,5 mm
- Hand sanding block
- To force
Material list for a Adirondack Chair
All parts are Douglas fir boards, which have a thickness of 20 mm. The description called number, name of the part and the information length x width. The dimensions are given in millimeters.
- 2 cheeks: 940 x 150
- 2 legs in front: 510 x 150
- 2 legs rear: 650 x 90
- 1 cross pliers rear: 470 x 90
- 1 cross pliers front: 510 x 90
- 1 crosspiece back below: 510 x 90
- 1 cross-piece backrest above: 560 x 115
- 7 frames for frame: 840 x 72/35
- 12 seat bars: 510 x 38
- 2 armrests: 800 x 185
- 2 columns: 150 x 90
- 70 spax VA stainless steel screws, 35 x 3.5
Floor plans, patterns and templates
In order to get a precise idea of the dimensions of the Bear Chairs, we have a Adirondack floor plan as PDF deposited for you.
In addition, see the PDF "Patterns and templates" the appropriate templates to tailor the various pieces of wood.
Caution: The drawings were reduced from A1 to A4! So if you want to get no mini-chair, you must leave the drawing in advance again on a A1 enlarge.
Adirondack Chair and Bear-building instructions
First, the individual boards have to be cut to the specified value. For the curved parts can be the previous plan & Using drawings and patterns and templates. Always make sure that you cut the wood fiber and not against it. Otherwise threaten strong splintering the wood.
Just use the first cut board as a further template for other parts of the Adirondack chairs. This way you make sure that you get identical parts. After sawing, the edges should be sanded. To do this, tighten identical pieces together to continue to ensure the equality of the chair elements even after grinding (picture no. 1-3).
After that round off the edges to then screw the items (picture no. 4).
Nr. 1: The bevels are cut by means of a guide railNo. 2: With a jigsaw cut the rounded contoursNo. 3: Identical pieces of wood to be ground are clamped togetherNo. 4: With an edge router to round off all the edges
Now put one cheek on the table and position the front leg lower. You have to make sure that you have a right and a left side panel assembling (picture no. 5). Next step is to move the rear leg at right angles to the slope on the cheek and screw the boards together.
If the two sides of the Adirdondack Chairs screwed, connect it to the lower crosspiece. to locate the two cross bars between the sides and screw all the parts together (picture no. 6). The upper crosspiece hang up on the rear legs and screw it (picture no. 7).
Subsequently, the bar for the backrest to the upper and lower cross piece is applied and the slant recorded, where you have to cut off the corners to the legs above. Then cut the areas on previously recorded bar along from (picture no. 8).
# 5. The two outer parts of the seat are screwedNo. 6: Then secure it to the chair legNo. 7: The upper cross piece is mounted on the rear legsNo. 8: With a hand saw to cut the upper corners of the chair legs from
The upper and lower cross piece you provided with a center bar and also mark the center on the center rail for the backrest at the level of the crosspieces. In the next step the average strip is applied and fixed with a clamp. Now the lower hole drill before. If the bar attached to the bottom, drill the top hole and then rotate the screw. The spacing of the strips is 15 mm above and below 10 mm. In turn, screw the strips fixed (picture no. 9).
Next, the seat rails for their turn. Start with the first bar flush with the bottom edge of the cheeks. Align the bar and draw the holes a, z. Example, with a marking gauge (picture no. 10). Then screw tightly. With a respective distance of 8 mm attach all the other strips (picture no. 11). Just use as a spacer bar that can not fall through the seat.
Then you draw the position of small arms for the arms and secure it to the front legs.
No. 9: The back Afford screwed to the transverse stripsNo. 10: A marking gauge helps when drilling the holes# 11. The seat is attached
Next, the uneven back bars at the top get a rounding. To do this, a pencil bind to a cord, and in turn fix the cord by means of a nail at the bottom of the backrest on the seating surface (picture no. 12). The distance between the nail and pin is the radius.
Depending on how strong the bow shall fail, you must place the nail different. In our case, we choose a flat sheet, so we need a large radius. For this, the impact point of the nail must be selected at a deep location. The higher the nail is, the smaller the radius of the arc and more.
Along the scribed stroke cut with the jigsaw the excess wood residues, and then sand the edges smooth (picture no. 13 and 14).
So that the surface looks as natural as possible and long retained, you should treat the Adirondack chair with a waterproof oil. As an added wood protection, it makes sense to apply a glaze at least two layers of the garden chair.
So easy you can build the Adirondack Chair itself.
No. 12: With a thread draw the curve along the backrestNo. 13: The rounding is sawnNo. 14. The edges are sanded smooth
Material Tip: Suitable wood for Adirondack chairs
If you want to use different types of wood as Douglas fir, make sure that you use the best wood of a deciduous tree. Especially suitable are black locust, oak and sweet chestnut. They tend still more to conifers, use most larch or pine.
The Problem with conifers is that they resins. Although the resin ensures that the wood is particularly resistant, but may also escape it at very high temperatures. Therefore, the wood of conifers is only conditionally recommended.
The chosen Douglas is very little resin, also relatively inexpensive and widely available. So do you prefer conifer wood, there should also be little resin so that there are no bonds on the Adirondack Chair at higher temperatures.
Courtesy of Festool