Skip to main content

Adirondack Chair Building

Course Overview

Without question, the Adirondack chair is a timeless classic—its high back, large armrests and contoured seat and back are unmistakable.  For many, the Adirondack chair defines the ideal deck or lawn chair for a well-deserved break.  This course is the perfect opportunity for you to learn and expand basic woodworking skills.  During the weekend, you will learn to utilize various woodworking hand and power tools safely and proficiently.  You will cut, shape, sand, and assemble your own rot-resistant cedar Adirondack chair.  The dimensions of the chair will be approx. 28” wide, 38” tall and 34” deep. After returning home, you will have the knowledge and ability to build its match. So let the sawdust fly and imagine how good it will feel to relax for many years to come in a chair you built yourself.

North House is looking forward to hosting this course on campus in the safest way possible. As recommended by our HVAC consultants, we have increased air ventilation and installed an air filtration system. We perform extra cleaning of campus and are keeping class sizes small in our largest classrooms. Students must participate in a daily health screening and temperature check, agree to wear a mask at all times on campus, and to practice social distancing of 6 feet, as well as adhere to other safety protocols in some cases. See the full details of our COVID-19 protocols here.


Fri, Feb 26th, 2021  –  Sun, Feb 28th, 2021

Course Details

Length: 2.5 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Days 1&2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-noon
Intergenerational age: 14+
Registration Cost: $345.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Jan 15th, 2021
Includes materials fee of $135.00
Tuition Note: Materals fee is per chair

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • tape measure
  • hammer
  • safety glasses
  • ear protection
  • dust mask
  • cordless drill & bits
  • Pencils
  • 12” combination square

Optional Tools

  • Low angle block plane
  • Small drawknife

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Waiting List

The course Adirondack Chair Building Fri, Feb 26th, 2021  –  Sun, Feb 28th, 2021 is full.

Fill out the form below if you would like to be placed on a waiting list and notified if an opening becomes available. Full course details included above