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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 03-03-2012 12:25 AM 3478 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday it was 70 degrees here in Kansas City, today it was a blizzard in the AM and only made it to 48. This didn’t make much difference to me though, I pulled out my horses and scribe’d the arms and legs of my Adirondack chair template. Later tonight when my wife wakes up I’ll cut them out using the band saw.

The plans call for 1 by on both of these, but I’m going to use 2×6 for both components, just seems better and stronger. The rest of the material will be 2×4 and 1×4. I’m using pine for the first several and the template which will not get assembled but rather I’ll use it for a pattern to cut-out more chairs.

I think the template is the way to go on these chairs seeing it took me two hours to get the curves right. As I make the angle cuts on the back of the chair, I’ll keep those as a template as well. I’ll use a coping saw to put some design in the backs, like maybe some hearts, or clovers.

I plan to make several of these for my deck and to use them as demonstrator models. I’m open to marketing idea’s if you have any. Local of course.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 05:49 AM

Russell,I have built several Aidrondack chairs ,all out of 1 by .I did custom build one out of 5/4 deck boards,it was taller and wider than normal.But the guy I built it for is 6’6’’ tall ,350 lbs.So unless you plan on having a bunch of pro wrestlers coming to visit,1 by works great.

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#2 posted 03-06-2012 03:01 PM

John, I just may try that, it just seemed to me that a 2x on the legs would keep it from collapsing. I have all the boards for the first chair cut and sanded, it’s time to stain it then I’ll put it together. So many things I have to do today.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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