Last Updated on August 5, 2020
Sitting in an Adirondack chair is made all that much more enjoyable when you can sit with a friend. Building a double Adirondack chair can be fairly simple depending on the design you choose. We put together a list of our favorite double Adirondack chair plans available to you at absolutely no cost. Most of these plans come with pictures or illustrated instructions and we even found a video or two to make help out the visual learner.
First on our list is the Double Adirondack Chair by My Outdoor Plans. We love this plan because of the table between the two chairs. Not all double Adirondack chairs have this feature, but it is excellent for resting a drink or an arm. If you wanted to change this plan up a little, you could make the table in between a little wider. My Outdoor Plans state that this table only took them about a day to complete and somewhere around $50. Considering this setup would cost several hundred dollars, $50 is not too bad.
Next on our list are these side by side chairs with table by Black and Decker. Although this is not exactly an Adirondack chair, it is close enough to take a look at this plan and potentially convert it if necessary. This is one of our favorite plans because of the bright pictures and instructions. Black and Decker breaks this down in a step by step way that makes this project possible even for the beginner woodworker. The entire project will cost around $100 and probably take a newbie a few days to complete. This particular model also allows for an umbrella installation, which is a nice feature as well.
The Muskoka Settee from Canadian Home Workshop is probably the prettiest of the plans we could find. The thing that makes this double Adirondack chair so unique is the angled table between the two chairs. As far as difficulty is concerned, this set of chairs is going to be a bit more complicated than some of the others, but in our opinion, well worth it. The hardest part about this design is getting the angle between the two chairs to be perfect.
The Canadian Home workshop plan gives you the breakdown on all of the materials and steps. There are no pictures from one step to the other but instead very clear directions. We recommend leaving this project alone until you consider yourself a decent woodworker. This Muskoka Settee was left a natural color and will eventually turn gray with the weather. Still, you can paint or stain this double Adirondack to blend in perfectly with your backyard décor.
The Yellawood double Adirondack chair is a very classic design. Those of you looking for a double version of a standard Adirondack chair have found it with this free plan. With this free plan, you get a pdf download with all of the instructions, material lists, and estimated costs. This project is expected to take about fourteen hours if you have some experience in building furniture. As you can see by the backs of the chairs and even the downward slope on the base, you will need some experience with cutting curves and angles.
If this is your first time building a chair, it may be worth it to look for something with a square back to keep things a bit simpler. If, however, you have some experience under your belt and are ready to take on this project, the Yellawood Double Adirondack is a great looking addition to any backyard space.
With this DIY Outdoor Set from Extreme How To, you will get plans for a double Adirondack and a single Adirondack chair. Together they make a great looking set, and it has some detail to it that makes it stand out from other traditional Adirondack chairs. The plans for these chairs are very well laid out, and you will again need some experience with cutting curves to get these to look just right. Taking on this entire set is a bit of a project, but the money you will save doing this yourself is going to make all the time put in, completely worth it.
This Adirondack loveseat from My Outdoor Plans is a bit easier of a project to undertake. As you can see, there is no table or umbrella insert, and the back of the chair follows a simpler cutting pattern. My Outdoor Plans breaks this project down into step by step instructions that are even color-coded. They recommend sanding, vacuuming, and staining this chair when complete. If you are looking for a way to add some additional and comfortable seating to your backyard, this free double Adirondack chair plan could be one to consider.
Sticking with the bench type seats, we have the 2 X 4 Adirondack Bench Plans from My Outdoor Plans. This seat has a bit more detail to the back and is made strictly with 2 x 4’s. The fact that the boards are a bit thinner on this chair will give it a different look, but it also makes the plans a bit simpler. Keep in mind that you will need the tools and the skills to perform a rounded cut on many of these pieces. This is a sturdy Adirondack bench that, if treated properly, should last for years to come.
Next, we have the Double Chair Bench with Table from DIY Pete. Although this is not technically an Adirondack, it is a beautiful set that performs and feels almost the same as the Adirondack. DIY Pete does a great job of explaining and capturing every step of the process. Although it is nice to sit next to a good friend, we love the table in the middle for some outdoor dining. Since the angles on a Double Chair Bench are a bit easier than a Double Adirondack, you may want to consider this project if you are new to woodworking. DIY Pete used a high gloss finish on this particular model pictured, but you can easily paint this chair or add a cushion as well.
The Adirondack Cooler Bench is probably one of the most creative designs that we have found to date. This Adirondack Cooler Bench by The Rustic Goose not only looks great in your yard but it is very functional for parties and get togethers. If you want to get the exact plan for this model it will cost you a few dollars but The Rustic Goose gives you complete directions through a video. You can watch step-by-step as he works to build this Adirondack Cooler Bench. His instructions are clear and easy to follow and with the cuts on this chair being mostly square or angled we think a novice could attempt this one.
Last but certainly not least on our list is the Adirondack Loveseat by Popular Woodworking. If the picture of this beautiful double Adirondack chair does not make you want one for your back yard, we are not sure what will. This is a lovely design that you can finish or customize to fit the needs of your backyard space. If you look at the bases for this chair, you can absolutely see how sturdy and well-built this chair is.
If you are going to embark on a project like this, be sure to use the proper materials, and if it’s a matter of a few dollars by the wood that will hold up over time. You will still be saving yourself hundreds of dollars by building this yourself as opposed to buying it. Although this double Adirondack chair does not have a table in the middle, the armrests were made a bit wider to accommodate any adult beverage you could imagine.
Regardless of the double Adirondack chair plan you decide to go with, these are chairs that will not only look beautiful in your yard, but they are so functional. Adirondack chairs hold up well over time as long as they are treated properly from the start. Choose a project that fits your skill level and budget and enjoy your woodworking!
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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!