13 September 2012

modern adirondack

 You heard me degrade those plastic Adirondack style chairs around our new firepit a few posts ago, when I mentioned I had a new little project up my sleeve.  I have been desperately seeking out a more modern take on the classic comfortable solid wood Adirondack- but most of my options would have set me back $1200+ for four chairs.

So I found a few photos here and there and we designed our own, for only about $150 total for cedar, sandpaper, and stain.  It probably took about 3 hours per chair of cutting, drilling, assembling, sanding, and staining.  Plus a little extra time for the whole designing process.  I can't take credit for any of this except for the initial brainstorming.  I was way too busy in the garden to spare any time for building these. ;)

Not sure why it took me so long to post about these beauties, considering we've been enjoying them for at least a month now.  They are pretty comfy to sit in as is, but I think some custom cushions with outdoor fabric would really finish them off and make them super comfortable.


  1. Wow, those look great! Did you reproduce an existing design, or come up with something new? Fantastic workmanship, a beautiful result.

    1. Thanks Lisa! The design that inspired these originally was here:


      But at $600 a pop, I needed to find an alternative. We used cedar instead of tigerwood as in the photo, reduced the width substantially, and reduced the angle of the seat a little as well.

    2. you guys did a great job making them your own, and figuring out all the angles, etc. I love them.

  2. Awesome! I love your sitting area too! Jealous....I sure miss it there : (



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