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9 Steps to Build a DIY Tow Mater Adirondack Chair

DIY Adirondack Chair Tow Truck

If you can’t recognize this character, you don’t know kids nowadays! Why not involve them in making this tow Mater chair? You’ll both have a lot of fun and the kids will remember it for the rest of their lives!

This DIY Adirondack chair for kids can be made using old pallets. All other materials can come from salvaged materials from previous projects you have stored in your garage. It’s a project anybody could easily build since it is a piece of furniture for the little ones! But don’t forget to make it a little bigger so that they can use it for years to come.

DIY Adirondack Chair Tow Truck
Adirondack chair for kids

What are the materials needed to create a DIY Adirondack chair for kids with a tow Mater design?

When you are done putting the pieces together, you can get some help from the kids during painting! 🙂

You’ll need these materials:

  • Old Pallets/Wood Boards
  • Plywood
  • Screws
  • Paint (Black, Brown, White, Green)
  • Thin Rope
  • Plastic Hook

And these tools:

  • Jig Saw
  • Sander
  • Drill
  • Paint Brushes

How to create a DIY Adirondack chair for kids with a tow Mater design?

  1. Using an old used pallet, disassemble it.
  2. Using these pallet boards, make the seat 16 inches tall and 18 inches wide.
  3. Next, make the armrest. The length can be 18 inches from front to back.
  4. For the seat, use three pallet boards with spacing between boards.
  5. Then the backrest, we can use three pallet boards 2x’, place it upwards, and fasten it to the armchair.
  6. To make it look like Mater’s truck, construct a solid deck across the back and put rails on the sides.
  7. For the wheels, we can use old recycled wheels that will fit your design.
  8. Add some bar and hook at the back to make it look like a tow truck. We can form these using the pallet boards or any form of woods.
  9. For the paint, Use brown, white, yellow and green colours and bring out your creativity to have it look like the popular cartoon character “Tow Mater”. Now your kids can enjoy your creative DIY Adirondack chair!
Thanks to the Instructables workshop for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

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