Many home-improvement websites such as PopularMechanics.com and HomeDepot.com offer do-it-yourself templates for Adirondack chairs. These sites provide step-by-step instructions, diagrams and tips to build this iconic chair.
Home Depot's Adirondack chair instructions emphasize the ease of the project. This version does not require a particular type of wood nor speciality tools. Home Depot's local tool rental centers have saws available to rent for short-term use. Follow this template, and build a sturdy and inexpensive, classically styled Adirondack chair with a straight back and seat.
The Popular Mechanics Adirondack chair template produces a stylish cedar or pine chair that is aesthetically pleasing yet durable. This chair requires a few more cut angles and curves than the Home Depot version, but corrosion-resistant deck screws hold it together to save some effort.