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7 2×4 Adirondack Chair Plans You Can DIY Today

Last Updated on August 8, 2020

Adirondack Chair Plans You Can DIY Today

Adirondack chairs are popular among woodworkers because they are comfortable. If you don’t need one, they are easy to sell or give away to make room for more projects.  One of the great things about these chairs is that you can build them using 2x4s, which are inexpensive and easy to obtain.

We searched the internet to find plans that specifically use 2x4s to build the chair and were able to assemble a list of seven projects that range from easy to difficult.

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Join us while we look over each one and give a brief description as well as list some of the materials and tools you will need.

These are the seven 2×4 Adirondack chair plans we were able to find. We have listed these plans from easy to difficult.

1. Old World Garden Farms 

DIY 2x4 Adirondack Chair Plans #1 Old World Garden Farms

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The Old World Garden Farms is an easy to build project that some people can complete in less than two hours. The material list is tiny, and you can complete the cuts with any saw. These chairs make a great first project for beginning woodworkers.

  • Skill Level:Easy
  • Materials:2×4 boards, screws
  • Tools Needed:Saw, screwdriver

2. Ana White

DIY 2×4 Adirondack Chair Plans #2 Ana White

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The Ana White 2×4 Adirondack Chair is an easy to build chair, and each of the instructions are well illustrated and clearly described. The result is a comfortable chair you can lounge in relax.

  • Skill Level:Easy
  • Materials:Boards, wood screws, wood glue
  • Tools Needed:Jigsaw, sander, drill

3. My Outdoor Plans

The My Outdoor Plans 2×4 Adirondack Chair is a moderately difficult project to complete. It doesn’t require any advanced tools, but there are a few angles that may be difficult for beginner woodworkers. Once complete, the chair is extremely durable.

  • Skill Level:Moderate
  • Materials:2x4s, screws, wood glue, stain
  • Tools Needed:Hammer, tape measure, miter saw  

4. Fun With Woodworking

The Fun With Woodworking 2×4 Adirondack Chair is a moderately difficult project that’s expertly demonstrated on video. It’s a lot of steps, but you can build the entire project with hand tools, a few 2x4s, and some woodscrews.

  • Skill Level:Moderate
  • Materials:Boards, screws,
  • Tools Needed:Saw, drill

5. DIY Garden Plans

DIY 2x4 Adirondack Chair Plans #5 DIY Garden Plans

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The DIY Garden Plans Adirondack Chair plan is a moderately difficult project that results in a lightweight and semi-portable chair. The instructions are well-illustrated, but we found them a little hard to follow. There are several angles that you will need to cut, so it’s better to start this project once you have experience cutting angles.

  • Skill Level:Moderate
  • Materials:2x4s, screws
  • Tools Needed:Saw, screwdriver

6. Adirondack Chair Factory

DIY 2x4 Adirondack Chair Plans #6 Adirondack Chair Factory

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The Adirondack Chair Factory provides us with an advanced difficulty plan that results in a comfortable chair. The build isn’t that hard, but there are quite a few decorative cuts made with a jigsaw that may be challenging for the beginner woodworker.

  • Skill Level:Advanced
  • Materials:2x4s, screws, wood filler, wood glue
  • Tools Needed:Jigsaw, miter saw, tape measure

7. Woodworking For Mere Mortals

The Woodworking For Mere Mortals plan is an advanced project that results in a high-quality chair. The author presents the instructions clearly and entertainingly, and you don’t need any advanced tools to make this chair.

  • Skill Level:Advanced
  • Materials:Boards, screws, paint
  • Tools Needed:Saw, screwdriver


We hope that you have enjoyed reading over these projects. Building an Adirondack chair out of 2x4s can be a rewarding experience that results in some useful lawn furniture. This type of chair holds you down, and you can sit in them for hours. Many have wide handles that are perfect for holding drinks and other supplies.

If you have found a project that suits your skill level, please share these 2×4 Adirondack chair plans you can DIY today on Facebook and Twitter.

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About the Author Adam Harris

Hi there! My name is Adam and I write for HealthyHandyman. I have a great passion for writing about everything related to tools, home improvement, and DIY. In my spare time, I'm either fishing, playing the guitar, or spending quality time with my beloved wife. You'll also often find me in my workshop working on some new project!