Backyard Woodworking #1: Mahogany Adirondack Chair

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Blog entry by SandMan90 posted 09-25-2012 07:20 PM 5846 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was my second attempt to make a chair.
What made this all unique for me was that I used templates, a router table and mahogany for the first time!
The wood is from reclaimed church pews that I got off of Craigslist for almost nothing.
Best part is that I can make another one with all the templates that were made – so we’ll see about the second one.
The wood is 1 1/2 inch thick and I used Teak Oil.
I am not happy with what I am calling the ‘cloudy ends’ where as I sanded smooth – the end-grain clogged (?) and it looks grey on the end grain. So any advice on how to avoid this in the future would be helpful.

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#1 posted 09-25-2012 09:00 PM

Beautiful chair. I like the way you took the slats back under the front. Finishes it off real nice.

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#2 posted 09-26-2012 08:32 PM

Thanks NaFianna – I didn’t like the look where your keys and such could fall through the back – so this is what I found looking around the web. I am shocked at how well this turned out. i am going to make another one, so we’ll see if this was a fluke or I am on to something…

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