Easy DIY Adirondack Chair

Easy DIY Adirondack Chair | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by Ana White via Youtube


Looking for the perfect outdoor chair? Make them with this easy DIY Adirondack chair tutorial by Ana White on Youtube. It’s not as complicated as you think. You can do it at home with just basic woodworking knowledge! Watch the video below for full instructions.



  • 3 pieces of 2×4 @ 104-4/8 in long
  • 1 piece of 1×10 @ 10 ft long
  • 4 pieces of 2 1/2″ Kreg pocket hole screws
  • 24 pieces of 2 1/2″ long self-tapping exterior screws
  • 30 pieces of 1 1/2″ long self-tapping exterior

For the cut list:

  • 5 pieces of 2×4 @ 19 1/2″ for the legs and horizontal supports
  • 2 pieces of 2×4 @ 31 3/4″ for the arms
  • 2 pieces of 2×4 @ 33 1/4″ for both ends cut at 20 degrees off square, ends are parallel
  • 2 pieces of 2×4 @ 32 3/4″ for back supports
  • 2 pieces of 1×10 @ 22 1/2″ for the seat
  • 3 pieces of 1×10 @ 19 1/2″ for the back


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Step 1:

Cut the chair stringers at a 90-degree angle at the foot of the stringer using a circular saw. Connect an arm to a leg with 2 1/2″ long screws and exterior wood glue. Repeat on the other arm. Make sure that they are built the same.

Step 2:

Using a driller, make two 1 1/2″ pocket holes on both ends of two 19 1/2″ long 2x4s. Use 2 1/2″ screws to attach them to the chair frame.

Easy DIY Adirondack Chair Project
Image by Ana White via Youtube

Step 3:

Place the seat boards on the 2×4 frame. Use 3 pieces of 1 1/2″ long screws per end of each 1×10 to the seat frame. Make sure to leave about a 1/4″ gap in between the seat frame for water drainage.

Step 4:

Put the remaining 2×4 @ 19 1/2″ long under the back of the chair. Do not attach it to the chair – this is just to hold the back of a chair. Next, place one seat support and hold it flush to the bottom of the stringer. Use screws to attach it to the stringer and to the back support. Move the support to the other side of the chair. Do it again to the second back support. Once done, remove the 2×4 @ 19 1/2″ long.

Easy DIY Adirondack Chair Tutorial
Image by Ana White via Youtube

Step 5:

Using screws, attach the 2×4 @ 19 1/2″ to the base of the chair.

Step 6:

Working from top to bottom, attach the seat backboards to the back of the chair. Leave a gap at the base of the back to allow the water to flow. Make sure to evenly split the gaps.

Step 7:

Apply exterior finish.


For step-by-step illustration, visit Ana White’s website here

Easy DIY Adirondack Chair

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