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While visiting Millersburg, Ohio, Chris Schwarz ran across a couple of chairs made around 1790-1820 or so. Interestingly enough, it was hard to sit in the chairs, as they were made for smaller people with tinier waists. So a plan to recreate the chairs is being hatched, complete with diy chair plans coming soon. Chris writes: To my eye, they look remarkably modern. I love that the rake of the spindles and legs are in opposition to each other. The…

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My Favorite Adirondack Chair Plans Of all the Adirondack chairs I’ve built, this one is my favorite. Because we use 2x4s for the legs (and add the back leg) this decreases the overall cost, but increases the strength and durability.  This also makes the chairs easier to build. But we don’t sacrifice comfort – with the deep recline and optional footstool plans, these chairs won’t disappoint.   Optional Footstool Plans I have also created a matching footstool plan (see below)…

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Picnic Table Modifications It’s easy to modify this picnic table to different dimensions.  I do recommend working with your materials to minimize waste – for example, if you want a 5 foot long picnic table, simply purchase 10 foot long 2x6s (for the seat and top) and cut in half. You will need some center support if your 2×6 seat and tabletop boards span more than about 4 feet with no support underneath – so maybe keep that in mind…

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This table is a little taller than the toddler picnic table and made a little tougher – out of 2x boards instead of 1x boards. It’s super easy and fun to make. And like all plans that I design, careful consideration was made on ease of building AND conservation of materials. For example, the top is exactly two 2×6 boards. Less waste = less supplies = less money! Gotta save you money wherever we can!

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