My wife hinted strongly the other day that a new set of adirondack chairs would be a nice addition to the back yard. Wood has a set of pretty easy plans in their most recent issue, so I picked up some 5/4 PT pine and have spent the weekend cutting all of the parts to size and then rounding over all of the parts that will get handled. In this case, that’s a pretty significant pile of pine, about 50-60 parts for the pair of chairs. I Might have enough wood for another chair, but honestly I need to get to making cutting boards, so even if I have enough, I’m probably not going to tool back up and make another one right away.
The lumber is both ‘fresh’ from the lumber yard, and more importantly still ‘wet’ with pressure treatment, plus I left it leaning against the shop door and it got rained on pretty heavily the past two days, which means lots of moist sawdust out in the shop. Good thing I recently t-9’d my table saw. as soon as I get them assembled I am going to put them out in the yard to dry out for a week or two, then I will haul them back in the shop and prime and then paint them a nice deep forest green. Photos once I get back out there tomorrow or tuesday of the current mess in the shop.
After I get them done, I really need to do the small shop shuffle and reorganize things a LOT… so I can be more efficient in the upcoming weeks when I’m making cutting boards. Thanks for checking in!
I would recommend the plans as pretty easy to follow. I chose not to build the footrest (though it seemed pretty slick in the article). THese are different than the classic New Yankee style ones, and I used 5/4 PT instead of cedar, as I intend to paint mine before summer is here. I’m seriously considering making a table to go with the chairs. Have to see what I can come up with to make that happen.
Despite nearly a record Low last night, and the weather being cool and damp today, I finished rounding over the remaining parts for the chairs. I’m letting my fingers warm up a bit, then I’m going back out to the shop and start assembly on the chairs.
-- Ned - 2B1ASK1 http://nedswoodshop.blogspot.com