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.
-- Mom always said, "you can do anything you put your mind to." The older I get the more I realize she was right.