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8 Different Free Adirondack Chair Plans

In my opinion, you can’t have too many Adirondack chair plan varieties. This is a terrific project that is good for any skill level. In fact, this was the first large scale project that I tackled after getting back into woodworking in the early 1990’s.

The Adirondack chair is a classic item. It comes in many shapes and styles and provides a framework for you to experiment and test your design skills. The structure of the chair is rather basic, yet stylish. I have seen some creative people come up with some designs that have landed in the pages of the higher end outdoor furniture retailers. I am occasionally asked about plans for the “martini glass” Adirondack chair or the “Old ski” Adirondack chair. Let yourself experiment with this one.

Here are a number of different free Adirondack chair plans. The plans are not listed in any particular order. It is all a matter of your personal taste. You can reach the full wood plan by clicking on the picture. Enjoy!

  • From Rockler Woodworking (you might have to provide an e-mail for this free plan)
    Rockler Adirondack Chair
  • Ubuild Adirondack chair plans. This chair is more like a “chair” with 4 legs as opposed to the front to back style of most Adirondack chairs. This can be very useful since your typical Adirondack chair can be difficult to get in and out of if you are up in years, or have a bad back. A more elevate style (like the one below) is a great way to scale the chair so that it is functional for the person who will be using it. Stylish too.
    ubuild adirondack chair
  • Hometime Adirondack and Patio Furniture. If you are a fan of DIY television shows, you will probably recognize the people building this one. These plans are from the people at Hometime. They also provide plans for a nice side table and footstool.
    Hometime Adirondack Furniture
  • Adirondack chair plan
    build easy Adirondack chair
  • Amateur Woodworker Adirondack chair plans
    amateur woodworker plans
  • A double Adirondack Chair (Loveseat) from Buildeasy
    free adirondack loveseat plans
  • This is a classic style Adirondack from Popular Mechanics. As expected these plans are very well laid out with a great exploded view of the project.Popular mechanics Adirondack chair plans
  • This is a direct download of a chair known as Jake’s Chair. This plan has been around for a while and has always been free. You will probably find it in many places, but we felt that we couldn’t write about free Adirondack chair plans without including “Jake’s Chair”. When you click on the image, you will be prompted to download the free plan file.
    Jake's chair

Don’t be afraid to mix and match some of your favorite features from all of the chair designs above. You might like the concave back of one of the chairs, but prefer the scalloped look of another. You might prefer a straight arm to the curved arm. Come up with your own plan. There isn’t any right or wrong answer. If you do come up with your own, send us a picture to post here.

  • David Poirier

    May 9, 2016 #1 Author

    Does anyone know of a plan to build built-in adirondack style seating on a deck rail?


  • Eva Markey

    October 28, 2014 #2 Author

    I am trying to get the plans for Jake’s chair but when I click on the image it doesn’t prompt me to download the plans. I don’t see anywhere to download them.


  • Russell OOrlog

    April 10, 2014 #4 Author

    Where can I get plans for a very large Adirondack Chair for a summer resort. Thanks Russ


  • Michael Quinn

    May 16, 2012 #6 Author

    I am looking for the adirondack plan that is tall and wide, yet a rocking chair. Do you have any thing that fits that bill?



  • diane mullins

    February 23, 2012 #9 Author

    can you send me a plan please my address is 1333 scott st apt 1 covington kentucky 41011 or what does it cost or do you hve a number


  • diane mullins

    February 23, 2012 #11 Author

    i would like the plan for the adirondack chairs if not a number i can call for one thank you


  • Mike G

    November 19, 2010 #15 Author

    I just a finished a pair of these fro Popular Mechs. Great step by step plans and drawings. They are very comfy. Looking at a few other plans, I could see a few places where I would simplify the chair designs I just built.


    • admin

      November 19, 2010 #16 Author


      We would love to see a picture. We’ll publish and put you in the spotlight! Thanks for using


  • Shawn

    November 18, 2010 #17 Author

    I am looking for a free plan to build a small child wooden chair .so i can give it to her for Christmas present from her uncle


  • tammy

    October 11, 2010 #18 Author


    did you ever find plans for the bar stool. I saw some at the beach and they are awesome. They are pricey thought.


  • Greg White

    July 14, 2010 #19 Author

    I made a chair and footstool from old pallets. Good way to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Not to mention, you can get used pallets for free.!/photo.php?pid=6112417&id=604620675


  • Jerry Qualey

    February 14, 2010 #21 Author

    HELP! Need plans for Adirondack style bar stool; dimensions approx. 25W x 22.5D x 52.5H Can’t find the plans online, free or otherwise. Any advice?


  • bob riggs

    September 22, 2009 #23 Author

    paul mixa
    i reduced the size of the original plans i ordered from NEW YANKEE WORKSHOP and they worked out perfectly. Simply reduce all the numbers by 30 % and you will have what you want .

    ps: also not to push for nyws but you want find a better adirondack chair or loveseat design anywhere.


  • John Wyza

    September 15, 2009 #24 Author

    I am looking for plans to build an Adirondack Bar Stool. Are plans available?


    • admin

      September 15, 2009 #25 Author

      Not sure that I know what that would be. Could you describe it a bit and I can see what I have for you?


  • Paul Mixa

    July 15, 2009 #27 Author

    I would like to build an adirondack chair for my 1.5 year old daughter. Are there any tips to taking the original plan from the second chair and scaling it down?



    • admin

      July 15, 2009 #28 Author


      I can’t give you too much advice other than to say reduce by a factor that makes sense for the size of your daughter. There will be a lot of trial and error, but you should be able to lock on on a scale. If I were building it, I would find another child’s chair (doesn’t have to be an Adirondack) and figure out the seat height and arm height. From there, I would do the math on the ration that I would have to scale it. I would make those changes and adjust things as needed. Once you have the frame together for the second chair, you can essentially skin it with the slats.

      Good luck.

      PS: Try to find a book at the Library on woodworking with/for children.


  • panjas

    June 3, 2009 #29 Author

    You’ll find some on google sketchup.


  • boblaw

    August 15, 2008 #31 Author

    To get to the free plans, click on the image of the chair that you like. Each picture is linked to the plan.


  • moe leblanc

    August 12, 2008 #32 Author



  • boblaw

    June 11, 2008 #33 Author


    After taking another look at the UBuild plan, it is clear that a lot of trial and error would be involved during assembly.

    I could see a couple of immediate questions coming up without a measured drawing or exploded view of the plan.

    Have you tried any of the other plans listed above? The plan from Popular Mechanics is very detailed and has a complete measured drawing.

    Good luck.

    Bob L.


  • Peter

    June 11, 2008 #34 Author

    Hi – I was wondering if anyone has tried to build the Ubuild version of the Adirondack Chair? The plans themselves leave a little to desired. Does anybody have a more complete set of plans or has built it and refined the plans?? Any help would be wonderful!



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