G&G Adirondack Chair

Marc Spagnuolo

Think you know what Adirondack Chairs are all about? Think again! The Greene & Greene Adirondack Chair breathes new life into this summertime classic. The chair is not only comfortable, but the elegant Greene & Greene details will immediately grab your attention. This project will challenge your skills, while reinforcing classic joinery methods as well as those specific to the Greene & Greene style.

If you would rather purchase the template instead of making it, we have those available here.

  • 19 lessons
  • 360 min
  • $100.00

What You’ll Receive:

  • Detailed cut list and plans including a PDF and a SketchUp file.
  • Hours of detailed video instruction showing every step of the build, from wood selection to finishing.

What You’ll Learn:

  • History and evolution of Adirondack Chairs
  • Lumber selection and grain layout strategy
  • Class Greene & Greene details like ebony plugs, leg indents, and cloud lifts.
  • Template construction
  • Angled mortise & tenon joints
  • Three different leg detail options
  • Flush-trimming with a router
  • Finishing with Teak Oil and Sikkens

What You’ll Need:

  • Tablesaw (alternatives: Circular Saw, Bandsaw, Hand Saw)
  • Planer/Jointer (alternative: purchase pre-milled lumber kits or use hand planes)
  • Bandsaw (alternative: Jigsaw)
  • Router
  • Router Table (alternative: Hand-Held Router)
  • Miter Saw (alternative: Cross-cut Sled or Miter Gauge at Table Saw)
  • Drill Press (alternative: Drill/Driver)
  • Hand Tools – Saw, Rasps, Chisels, Scrapers

From the Guild:

Keeping the wife Happy!

My wife had always wanted a set of Adirondack chairs for the deck. I always pushed back, not wanting to build some pine box store knock off. Marc provided the perfect compromise, a great design that stands out. No one has mistaken them for anything other than hand crafted. The video’s and plan’s are great and make the build easy.

Thanks Marc.

Guild Member

Great outdoor project

This chair is the perfect example of why Marc’s videos are just on a completely different level than a lot of other video projects out there. A historically basic outdoor chair becomes a piece of fine furniture.

There is a great level of detail that you just can’t get anywhere else. Any other adirondack chair on the Tube comes in at around 10 minutes, if that. This series is several HOURS of detailed step by step instruction. He even talks us through his thought process and shows how he goes about solving any problems that arise. Even the most daunting tasks are explained and shown in a way that makes even my idiot self think I can accomplish everything in the video. And I have!

Well worth every penny.

Guild Member
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About Your Instructor:

Marc is a podcaster, video producer, woodworking enthusiast, and author of the book Hybrid Woodworking. He has contributed articles and video content to FineWoodworking.com, Popular Woodworking Magazine, WOOD Magazine, and Woodcraft Magazine. He is also the host of The Wood Whisperer, an instructional woodworking video series that’s been going strong since 2006. He is also the owner and operator of The Wood Whisperer Guild and the Wood Talk Podcast. He has taught classes at the William Ng School, Marc Adams School, Weekend with Wood, Fine Woodworking Live, as well as Rockler and Woodcraft stores. He also speaks periodically at woodworking events like AWFS and IWF.