Construct a smaller version of a “grown-up” chair for the special child in your life. See their eyes light up when they realize the gift of their very own space to sit back and relax. Served with a glass of juice with an umbrella to fit in the built-in cupholders, perhaps this chair will be just the trick to get your little one to sit down and recharge for a bit! This Adirondack style wood chair is perfect for parties, gathering and relaxing around the fire pit. The design is complete with a pull up foot stool for kicking back and getting comfy. Seal, stain or paint the chair to match all styles, making it a great addition to any patio or landscape design.
For this project, select-grade pressure-treated pine makes a better choice than regular treated pine because it is generally straighter and therefore easier to work.
As the chair is designed to be used by children, take care to sand the surfaces carefully to avoid splinters or other injuries.
Using glue as well as screws will make the chair sturdier and last longer. If the chair is to be used outside, we recommend the use of glue (available in tubes). For inside use, regular wood glue will suffice. Use a damp cloth to wipe away any excess glue from visible surfaces.
Note: The dimensions of lumber are given in what are known as "nominal" sizes, i.e. the size before planning or surfacing. Finished measurements are always ½" less than the nominal measurement (except 1" lumber, which has an actual thickness of ¾"). This means that lumber sold as a 2" × 6" is actually 1 ½" x 5 ½".
Treated wood should be handled with precautions.
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