American Girl Adirondack Chair Tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn how to make an American Girl Adirondack Chair.  Once you learn how easy it is, you’ll make one for every 18″ doll you own!  My daughters love playing with their dolls outside in the sun!

Shopping list:

2 – 1×2 @ 8 feet
1 1/4’’ Screws (Kreg Jig coarse)
Wood Glue
18 Gauge 1 1/4’’ nails

Cut List:

2 – 1×2 @ 8’’ — Front Legs
2 – 1×2 @ 9 1/2’’ — Arm Rests
2 – 1×2 @ 10 7/8’’ — Bottom Legs/Seat support — End needs to be cut at 20 degrees off square
5 – 1×2 @ 11 1/2’’ — Back Slats
5 – 1×2 @ 8 3/4’’ — Seat/Front support slats


Tape Measure
Kreg Jig
18 Gauge Nailer
Miter Saw or Circular Saw
Hearing Protection
Safety Glasses
Sander (Optional)
Paint (Optional)

 Step 1:

Attach the bottom legs to the front panel using 1 1/4 inch pocket screws.

Step 2:

Attach the front legs to the front panel making sure the front legs are flush with the front panel.

Step 3:

Start by attaching the back support to the back slats.  Then add the bottom back slat support.  You can now place the back on the chair to glue and nail in the upright position.  Once this is in place, you can add the seat slats.

Step 4:

You can now attach the arm rests to the front legs and back support.  Make sure the inside of the armrests are flush with the inside of the front legs.

It is now complete!  You can sand it down and paint it whatever colors you choose!  Be creative and make it two toned.

American Girl Adirondack Chair Tutorial was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

    1. Eric Moffitt
      January 18, 2015 at 9:47 pm –

      Here’s another good project for my daughters dolls