How to Make an Adirondack Chair and Love Seat

Finally, outdoor furniture that's easy to get in and out of.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Caulk gun
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Countersink drill bit
  • Combination square
  • Drill bit set
  • File
  • Framing square
  • Glue
  • Handsaw
  • Jigsaw
  • One-handed bar clamps
  • Rasp
  • Wood chisel

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Lumber (see Cutting Lists)
  • Construction adhesive
  • Deck screws, 1-1/4-in. and 1-5/8-in.
  • Sandpaper, 100 grit
  • Exterior stain