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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.

Required Tools

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

Optional Tools


  • Low angle block plane
  • Small drawknife

Session Information

Early Bird Discount

Register before April 30, 2021 to receive a $25 early bird discount

  • This course is a rescheduled session that had been canceled earlier in the pandemic. Priority registration was given to previously enrolled students; please join the wait list to be notified of any openings.


Please Note: North House is looking forward to hosting this course on campus in the safest way possible.  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, regardless of their vaccination status. See the full details of our COVID-19 protocols here.


Fri, Jun 11th, 2021  –  Sun, Jun 13th, 2021

Course Details

Hours: Day 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-noon
Tuition: $235.00
Materials fee: $135.00