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Adirondack-style twin-seater is clever twist on classic style

Don and Dave Runyan provide plans for carpentry projects.
BY Don and Dave Runyan Published: July 30, 2012

When it comes to maximizing the living space in your home, the outside needs to be just as attractive and comfortable as the inside. If you're a do-it-yourselfer looking for an affordable way to furnish that space, this Adirondack-style twin-seater project is a great way to enjoy the porch, patio or deck this summer. A clever twist on an all-American classic, the project is comfortable, attractive and durable — all in a practical, budget-friendly package.

The twin-seater calls for standard poplar lumber (as pictured; other species will also work), making it a green alternative to plastic or metal outdoor furniture. It's also easy to build, featuring full-size patterns for all the curved and angle cuts.

Construction is straightforward. Simply trace the pieces onto wood, cut everything out and sand. Next, apply finish of your choice to all the parts. Finally, assemble the project using screws and carriage bolts.

The twin-seater measures about 54 inches long by 38 inches tall by 39 inches deep.

The Adirondack Twin-Seater plan, No. 938, is $10.95 and includes full-size patterns, step-by-step directions with photos, construction diagrams, a shopping list and cutting schedule and a toll-free help line for project questions.

A package of Adirondack furniture plans that match this project, No. C64, is $24.95 and includes plans for a chair, love seat, table and footrest. Include $4 for postage and handling on all orders and allow about two weeks for delivery.

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