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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 769 days ago 853 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chair is 99% finished. I just ran out of energy tonight or I’d finish it completely. I still need a piece on the front of the seat. I think I’ll cut a little design in it, and the arms need to be cut in back, a nice rounded cut.

The back and arms feature a screwless design, screwed from the back and bottom. The seat is contoured but the back is straight. I noticed no discomfort from the straight back so I may just keep doing it this way. It’s much easier to make as well because you can make the back separately from the rest of the chair.

It is made from western red cedar with Australian Timber oil finish.

This also marks the last chair that I will finish, from now on they will be left unfinished unless the buyer wants me to finish it.

Also I may cut some off the back of the rear leg to make it recline just a bit more.

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

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#1 posted 769 days ago

Nice looking Adirondack, Russell.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 769 days ago

were’s the cup holder? I need a place for my beer!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

#3 posted 769 days ago

Very nice, I think I would of curved the back of the chair back? Seat has a nice curve. But I guess to curve the back you would of had to split the end piece of wood. As far as the back of the leg I would angle it so if they use it on grass, That leg looks as if it would dig in. Not being negitive just voicing what I think is all. Great overall design.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#4 posted 769 days ago

Dennis/Laura, I do plan to cut the back leg a bit to add a little more recline to the chair. So far I’ve made backs with 7 slats and backs with 4. I must admit the 7 slat backs are easiest to make. Being this is my 5th chair, I’m still experimenting with designs.

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

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#5 posted 769 days ago

Looks nice Russell.

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#6 posted 769 days ago

That’s quite eye catching. I dig it.

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