Adirondack Loveseat/ Family Bench Woodworking Pattern - Autocad Size Downloadable Plans
NOTE: The instructions will print to letter size paper and the Templates will print to AUTOCAD - so email the file to your local print shop (or save it to a memory stick and take it to them). The link to download your woodworking plans will be in your emailed receipt after making your purchase.
From Phil Barley, the plans Author:
My Grandpa Chair has been very popular, since it is easier to get out of. My Customers though, have asked many times for a Loveseat or bench. This plan gives you the best of both ! The plans are designed to build a 72"(182.8cm) wide Family Bench (to the edges of each arm), but to make the Loveseat, all you do is eliminate the back slats on either side of the center slat, and reduce all horizontal measurements by 12"(30.9cm), to arrive at the 60"(152.4cm) wide Loveseat. Only one center support would be necessary. The seat would be 47.5"(120.5cm) wide...perfect for two.
The back is curved at the ends, and flat in the middle section. The seat is shorter, the back is more upright, but still allows you to rest your head and have a snooze. My wife and I can sit at either end, with our 6 and 4 year old Grandchildren between us. You can see the length above, as I sit sideways.
The seat height is regular chair height of 17.5" (44.5 cm). I have extended the height of the original back, so that taller people can rest their head. The back seat slat follows the line of the back slats. This eliminates the "butt-bite", caused by the space left between the back slats and the last seat slat, if it is just a straight piece of wood. The arms at 7.5"(19cm) wide, will hold a dinner plate or magazine, and comfortably rest your arms with coffee in hand.
The Windward Pine and Inukshuk image, are cutout patterns included as a full size PDF, if you wish to add one of them to the center slat. The second image shows an optional towel/magazine rack install between the middle slats of the Family Bench only. They are staggered to allow better spacing. The last image shows a page from the emailed PDF instructions. All referenced images expand to full view online. Instructions are also included on the use of pocket screws for the complete back panel removal, so you can get the frame through a 32" door on it's end.
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. The chair is totally constructed of 3/4" (1.9cm) pine, but can be made with any wood. Some of my Customers have used 1" (2.54cm) to 1 1/2" (3.8cm) stock for the legs and arms.
Dimensions - 72"W x 36"D x 46.5"H (182.8cmW x 91.5cmD x 118.1cmH)
These DOWNLOADABLE Adirondack Plans include part sizes in standard and metric dimensions, assembly instructions with matching step-by-step color photos & parts pictures. The CAD generated PDF will print FULL SIZE PATTERNS on any plotter at your local print shop. Simply email the PDF to your printer, or drop off a memory stick, and pick them up. Your files will appear immediately after payment, with no shipping costs or wait time.
(These CAD files are security protected and can only be printed. They cannot be converted to DWG or DXF format. DWG & DXF plans for CNC routers, are available in my shop.)
The downloadable instructions include templates that are CAD Sized. Directions for building a Taper Sled, are also included.