12 Foot Adirondack Chair! 12 Foot Adirondack Chair!

I received a call the other day from someone looking for some Adirondack style swing plans.  I tried to point him in the right direction and we got to talking.  I was asking about his woodworking skill level and it was clear he knew what he was doing around the shop.  As with many woodworkers, we love to start with a plan as a guide for scale and design ideas.    Scott was no exception.

We were chatting about Adirondack projects and Scott told me about a 12 foot tall Adirondack chair that he built for Brant Lake Camp in 2005. The chair was built as a gift in celebration of the camp’s 90th anniversary.  Brant Lake Camp is in NY, just north of Lake George, NY.  Scott built the chair with his assitant Jake Ezratty, then 16.  Jake is now an Engineering student at Union College.  You have to wonder if Jake would have gone down the path to becoming an engineer if it weren’t for experiences like this.

The giant Adirondack chair is to scale and is a terrific landmark for the location.  If I was running a business selling Adirondack furniture, or even sold chairs by the roadside (like many of our readers do), I would build my own Giant Adirondack.  This would be an incredible landmark that would very likely become known.  Can’t you just hear someone giving directions and explaining “turn left at the giant Adirondack chair”.

Photos below.  Thank you to Scott and Jake for providing images.

If you are in the Colorado area, you can lend a hand to the local Habitat chapter.  It looks like Scott is a big part of the Roaring Fork Valley Habitat for Humanity chapter.

  • Mina

    March 21, 2014 #1 Author

    If anyone is still interested, I think I have found someone that would be making and selling these chairs. Email me at [email protected].

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    • vickie Bilda

      April 13, 2015 #2 Author

      Very interested in purchasing this chair. Please email if I can.
      Thank you

      Reply

      • WoodworkCity

        April 14, 2015 #3 Author

        Vickie,

        It would be great if this chair could be purchased, but due to the scale, you would really need to find a local handyman to build this for you. It is essentially like building an outdoor structure. Not too complicated, just large. Good luck. A handyman/woodworker that has as decent set of skills should be able to pull this off based on the pictures alone.

        WoodworkCity.com

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  • Melodee

    February 23, 2013 #4 Author

    My son built mine back in September 2012 for my 4 year anniversary of being cancer free: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151408696848079.582059.575568078&type=1&l=b911bf4814

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    • admin

      February 25, 2013 #5 Author

      Melodee,

      That is Awesome! There is something about the over sized Adirondack. Such a great color. It must make you smile every time you see it.

      Woodworkcity.com

      Reply

  • admin

    October 8, 2012 #6 Author

    A few people have asked about plans for a giant Adirondack chair. Here is a set of plans to check out. This is a real nice style and a classic design.

    Good luck to all of you giant chair builders.

    http://www.hahabird.com/2012/07/the-big-chair-building-your-own/

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  • Heather

    July 11, 2011 #7 Author

    Thanks for the update on purchasing these chairs. Is it possible that a skilled craftsman could manipulate the design of a normal size chair to that of a 12 foot chair?

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    • admin

      July 11, 2011 #8 Author

      Heather,

      At this scale, the design will be limited. However, with skills, a lot can happen. Express what you are after and I am sure that someone, with skills, can make it happen.

      If you do find someone, please share the experience.

      https://www.woodworkcity.com

      Reply

  • Heather

    July 8, 2011 #9 Author

    I am trying to find a place where I can purchase one if not two of these Giant Chairs. Can you please give me any information helpful with this request?

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    • admin

      July 8, 2011 #10 Author

      To all who are after their own 12′ Adirondack chair, I wish you the best. Unfortunately, this was simply a summer project at a camp that one of our readers submitted to us. I thought it was a terrific project to feature.

      I don’t know anyone who is selling this project, or plan, but I do know that a skilled handyman could build one for you with a photo of the chair. It will take some trial and error, but someone should be able to construct something similar with a picture.

      What would you pay for such an item? Perhaps you could throw out an offer price range, along with your City and State, and one of the readers of http://www.WoodworkCity.com could offer their services.

      Best of luck.

      http://www.WoodworkCity.com

      Reply

  • kip

    May 1, 2011 #11 Author

    Where can I purcdhase two of these giant chairs…

    Reply

  • Arturo Torres

    April 11, 2011 #12 Author

    please more information im very interesting to build if you have more information about this..please share

    Reply

  • admin

    March 28, 2011 #13 Author

    Guys,

    I hope that the builder of this chair is paying attention to this post. The comments are clearly displaying a desire for the plans.

    I am not sure if Scott and Jake had plans when they built the chair.

    I would bet that most builders could come up with a pretty good layout, based on the pictures, if they were challenged to. We always end up with a bit more waste when we ‘wing it’, but it can be done.

    https://www.woodworkcity.com

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  • Alan Woodbury

    March 25, 2011 #14 Author

    Where can I purchase a plan for the 12′ adirondack chair?
    Thanks for your help.

    Reply

  • Solomon Packer

    October 31, 2010 #15 Author

    What would the cost be for a 12.5 foot outdoor storage bench.

    Reply

  • john

    October 16, 2010 #16 Author

    could I if possible get a copy of the 12 foot adirondack chair plans

    Reply

  • Vester Slawson

    August 24, 2010 #17 Author

    Now that’s some chair !

    Reply

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