Outdoor Furniture #4: Adirondack Chair - End of Day Three and It's Ready for Paint!

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Blog entry by Retsof posted 05-21-2012 04:54 AM 1733 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Adirondack Chair - Major Progress Part 4 of Outdoor Furniture series Part 5: Adirondack Assembly Line »

I’m pretty psyched about this chair. I was able to get it completely assembled and I even filled all the exposed screw holes tonight. I’ll be ready to prime and paint after a quick touch up with the sander first thing in the morning. I can’t wait to be sitting in this chair by my pool tomorrow evening.

Here’s a view from the rear showing those beefy 2×8 legs.

I think the arched back looks great. I’m a pro with the jigsaw after this build. Now I’m ready to try some really curvy projects.

-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."

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#1 posted 05-22-2012 01:34 AM

That turned out very well. It seems a shame to cover that grain with paint. If it were mine I’d stain it with Min Wax ‘Gunstock’ and give it a few coats of their Spar urethane. (but it’s not mine!)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 05-22-2012 05:22 AM

I thought about using a stain and varnish or something like teak oil (I actually bought it for this project), but it gets so darn hot out here, I wanted a white chair to reflect the sun as much as possible. I also counter sunk and filled all the screw holes so there are none exposed to burn anyone by accident (it was 105 here today). There are 86 screws in the chair, but they are all hidden. I’m going to sand and give it one more coat and then it’s going out by the pool. I’m planning on building two more chairs and settee starting on Wednesday when I have a chance to pick up more lumber.

-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."

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