Most lawn chairs based on popular Adirondack designs have the twin benefits of comfort and classic styling. That’s why they’re popular. Without sacrificing either one, this build-it-yourself version adds a third benefit to the list: it folds up for easy storage.
By day, relax and enjoy the sun in comfort. By night - or in the off-season - store the chair in the garage or shed. Designed to be as roomy and sturdy as any stationary model, it still folds up in one simple step: just lift the rear locking rail and fold the back forward.
The chair is a good project for any do-it-yourselfer with a few common tools and a little free time. It is particularly easy to build because all 20 of its pieces are simply traced onto wood using full-size patterns, cut out, sanded, assembled and painted or stained.
The completed chair measures 37 inches tall by 24 inches wide by 39 inches long when open and 21 inches tall by 24 inches wide by 48 inches long when folded.
The Folding Adirondack Chair plan, No. 851, is $8.95 and includes step-by-step directions with 11 photos, traceable patterns, diagrams and a shopping list and cutting schedule.
A package of plans for an entire set of Adirondack-style outdoor furniture, No. C64, is $20.95 and includes a chair (No. 55), a love seat (No. 805), a footrest (No. 802) and a table (No. 813). A catalog picturing hundreds of do-it-yourself projects is $3.95. Prices include postage and handling. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery (for rush delivery, add $1 per item up to $3 maximum and allow about one week).
MEMO: To order by mail, clip this article and send it with a check or money order to U-Bild Features, c/o The Spokesman-Review, PO Box 2383, Van Nuys, CA 91409-2383; (800) 828-2453. Please specify plan numbers.
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