Step 13: Attach Stretchers

Bore pilot holes and screw the two stretchers to the legs.
Great weekend project
<p>Sorry to be such a noob. In the plans, when the thickness is 1&quot; does that mean really 1&quot; or the finished .875&quot; I find at big box stores. The same is true for the 3/4&quot; boards. Do I use the 3/4&quot; boards which are actually .625&quot; finished? It seems like I would have to plane boards to end up with the literal 1&quot; and 3/4&quot; thicknesses. Any advice?</p>
<p>Yes, the sizes are the nominal sizes, what we nowadays would refer to as &quot;rough lumber.&quot; Long ago the lumber mills offered finished lumber as an option and most people ended up buying it that way, but to avoid confusion, the lumbermills kept the same &quot;rough cut&quot; name. <br>So almost all lumber nowadays is sold S4S, which means &quot;surfaced four sides&quot; which is why a 2 x 4 is only 1.5 x 3.5.</p>
Yes, it's confusing, but you're correct.
<p>some slight changes but great guide, Thank you!</p>
Here's a link to the plans in PDF format. http://pop.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/15/06/54d112e5a5fd4_-_PMX0706Adiron.pdf
<p>Great. Thank you</p>
<p>has anyone tried this with polywood? If so, what thickness did you use?</p>
<p>This was a fun build. It took me about 7 2x6x8 cedar deck planks. </p>
<p>Great work, was the 7ea 2X6X8 for one or two chairs? Thanks.</p>
<p>Actually, now I use 1x6x12s(deck planks, 2x6 is wrong) and roughly it takes about seven for two chairs . There is less waste. Plus I adjusted the back slats so I end up with two pieces instead of just one. I use this simple jig to cut the diagonals. I have made seven chairs now. I made pattern so they are easy to replicate.</p><p><a href="https://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/7Q1U/IMDZCZP4/F4E7Q1UIMDZCZP4.LARGE.jpg"><img alt="1459479789053553860996.jpg" id="id_F4E7Q1UIMDZCZP4" src="https://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/7Q1U/IMDZCZP4/F4E7Q1UIMDZCZP4.RECTANGLE1.jpg" style="height: 150.0px;max-width: none;vertical-align: baseline;margin: 0.0px 10.0px 10.0px 0.0px;" title=""></a><a href="https://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F3K/2WDQ/IMDZD0WF/F3K2WDQIMDZD0WF.LARGE.jpg"><img alt="1459480085356-2082947948.jpg" id="id_F3K2WDQIMDZD0WF" src="https://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/F3K/2WDQ/IMDZD0WF/F3K2WDQIMDZD0WF.RECTANGLE1.jpg" style="height: 150.0px;max-width: none;vertical-align: baseline;margin: 0.0px 10.0px 10.0px 0.0px;" title=""></a></p>
<p>I am up to five chairs now. One of these time I need to make some for me.</p>
<p>Nice job!</p>
<p>I googled for the PDF of the plans with measurements it's still on the web</p>
<p>fun project made for a 4H woodworking project made out of cedar and used a red stain</p>
<p>Thsi might be a fun project if the instrucitons weren't blurred</p>
<p>If you go to the Popular Mechanics website, you download the plans and they are quite nice.</p>
<p>Nice and easy project, just looking for garden chair ideas.</p>
Can anyone provide with a link to the plans in .pdf format suitable for printing and template use? Really want to make these chairs!! Thanks!
<p>Hi Tabla. I just took measurements from the PDF in the internet. For me (home use) it was enough precise. </p>
<p>Made another one with spruce wood. And replaced the chair back of the first one.</p>
<p>I did it with scrap wood during eastern break</p>
<p>hi, I bought extra wood as I am building multiple sets. A rough guess for 2 chairs and a table 150-200 cdn. I used higher end screws and had a lot of waste cutting the back slates, due to poor sized and available lumber. I definitely could build them cheaper with better lumber supplier. When I first looked at the project I used Home Depot online to get a rough price and think it was about $60 per chair</p>
My first build, great instructions I'm very happy with the project.
<p>Roughly, what did it cost you in materials? </p>
How much wood do I need tobuy
<p>This will be my first wood working project and I have a quick question. How do I figure out how much wood to buy from these plans?</p>
good lookin chair
Done with White Oak b/c I did not want to pay so much for Cedar. Made this decision with the help from the person working at the lumber yard. Had to go with 7/8 inch for the 1 inchers b/c the 1 inchers had to be plained. 2 coats of Spar Urethane. They're heavy, but I don't plan on using them like regular lawn chairs and I doubt if teenagers will be running down the street with them. Person at the lumber yard said 'The wind won't knock these over'. How do they look? My first, trial chair I did was with Pine from Home Depot and the wood cost me the same as the White Oak from the lumber yard. Goebelguzzler
This would be an awesome instructable if you could clear up this step. It's also illegible in the PDF. Thanks
see the next website:&lt;br/&gt;&lt;a rel=&quot;nofollow&quot; href=&quot;http://www.popularmechanics.com/home_journal/woodworking/2919751.html&quot;&gt;http://www.popularmechanics.com/home_journal/woodworking/2919751.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br/&gt;<br/>
Here in CANADA we call the Muskoka chairs....There is one in my backyard <sup>_</sup><br/>
I understood that this type of chair was called a Muskoka chair, too! In fact, the world's largest Muskoka chair is in Gravenhurst in the area of Ontario known as, well... Muskoka.<br/><br/>Here is a site with some authoritative information about the differences. <br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thewoodmill.ca/pine-furniture.php">Woodmill</a> is a company that makes this type of chair.<br/><br/><strong>Muskoka</strong><br/>1. Origin to the Muskokas<br/>2. Seat lower to ground, comfort fit<br/>3. 19&quot; span between arms<br/>4. Longer seat front to back<br/><br/><strong>Adirondack</strong><br/>1. Origin to the American Adirondack Mountains<br/>2. Seat higher off ground<br/>3. 21-1/2&quot; span between arms<br/>4. 1-1/2&quot; legs<br/><br/>And, there you have it.<br/>
HA HA! I've been to the chair in Gravenhurst. Climbed up, and took a photo :P
Heh. My Dad made a couple of these chairs way back in the early 60's. He used to subscribe to Popular Mechanics, too, so I bet that's how he got the plans to make them. The chairs he made are still in use, and still sitting outdoors, as they have for the past 40+ years. I think he used California redwood. The chairs have never been treated or stained, and they have a very soft, grey, weathered look to them. Next time I visit my parents, I will try to remember to take a picture and post it here.
Very nice furniture! I have something that may be of interest, these chairs are for those that don't fit the norm. <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Building-Eye-Popping-Outdoor-Furniture/">https://www.instructables.com/id/Building-Eye-Popping-Outdoor-Furniture/</a><br/>
If you guys want to view the plans, you have to follow the link below, and in the &quot;download printable plans&quot; make sure to right click/save as. The *.pdf file should pop right up. I hope this helps you too.<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.popularmechanics.com/home_journal/workshop/2919751.html?series=20">http://www.popularmechanics.com/home_journal/workshop/2919751.html?series=20</a><br/>
Those are some really nice chairs! I would like to make some but when I print the plans, they come out too small and when I enlarge it, I can't read the measurements! Can anyone help?
You can also get a <a rel="nofollow" href="http://media.popularmechanics.com/documents/andirondack-html.pdf">pdf of the plans here.</a><br/>
Is there any way to get a copy of the plans? Seems nobody has had any luck with getting a good copy. Thanks, tzepeda1
Here is a <a rel="nofollow" href="http://media.popularmechanics.com/documents/PMX0706Adiron.pdf">pdf of the plans</a>, not just the 3D picture. <br/><br/>Sorry to take so long. You can still make the adirondack set in time to set it all up for summer!<br/>
I found the mistake in you link - you have: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://media.popularmechanics.com/documents/andirondack-html.pdf">http://media.popularmechanics.com/documents/andirondack-html.pdf</a><br/>instead of:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://media.popularmechanics.com/documents/adirondack-html.pdf">http://media.popularmechanics.com/documents/adirondack-html.pdf</a><br/><br/>However, this pdf is only 3d picture and it doesn't help a lot with the invisible sizes... The plans with the measurements are not readable and are needed for this project.<br/>
The link for the PDF leads nowhere. The project looks nice, but the sizes and angles are invisible. That PDF will help a lot... Please, post a correct link.
A person can also find many similar items to make in the &quot;Foxfire&quot; series of books (http://www.foxfire.org/index.html) which pertain to the old handmade trades from Georgia homesteaders. <br/>
If you are printing out the largest jpg available, and still can't read them, you may be forced to use some admittinly poor crutches, unless someon directs us to better plans. Windows includes a screen magnifier, but I like the one you can download from <a rel="nofollow" href="http://software.techrepublic.com.com/download.aspx?docid=181790">http://software.techrepublic.com.com/download.aspx?docid=181790</a> better. They *may* help you read the diminsions as while displayed on your monitor so you can transcribe them to paper. Good luck..<br/>
Beautiful Work If I ever make one... it needs to have the necessary built in cup holder :) Too bad I have no room for one :P

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