Introduction: Child Size Adirondack Chairs
These three chairs are reduced from my original Adult Adirondack Chair, but constructed from 1/2" (13mm) or 5/8" (7.5cm) cedar fence boards with brass screws and bolts. The proportionately curved seat and back allows your children the same comfort you get in the adult chair, and gives them an opportunity to grow into the three available sizes.
The smallest CHILD plan measures 15 3/4"W x 19 7/8"D x 19"H (40cmW x 50.5cmD x 48.3cmH), and fit my Grandson from 6 months up to 2 years.
Since the Youth size was too large for him, I designed the JUNIOR size he graduated to, in the fall of 2010, as you see above. It measures 20" 1/2W x 23"D x 24 1/2"H (52.1cmW x 58.5cmD x 62.3cmH)
He just received the YOUTH sized chair at seven years old, measuring 23 9/16"W x 29 3/4"D x 28 1/2"H (60cmW x 75.6cmD x 72.4cmH), It was a perfect fit for my Great Niece many years ago.
The traditional curved top is shown above, but the plans also include patterns for the other back designs, scalloped and picket fence. Plans also include pictures and dimensions of the taper sled I use on my table saw, to cut the back slats and back support pieces.
I will be building these three sizes in my new Rocking Chair pattern, in the next few weeks....check back soon !!
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