Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'adirondack'

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Eureka Biz #1: Opportunity

02-09-2014 07:05 PM by Nevins | 2 comments »

I’ve seen some pretty old posts so I decided to start a new one on Eureka biz opportunity. Mainly because I’m also interested in the opportunity and would like to here from anyone who has experience with this company. i enjoy working with my hands so even if you know of other opportunities please reply. i would like to explore all my options. Thank you

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Backyard Woodworking #1: Mahogany Adirondack Chair

09-25-2012 07:20 PM by SandMan90 | 2 comments »

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’ wh...

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Jake's chair #7: Drumroll please..........

06-28-2012 07:40 PM by James Alberding | 5 comments »

The other night I ate a fortune cookie and thought, hmm this one is accurate…. How did that cookie know I would be writing about accomplishing my first furniture build? I had fun building this chair. And now I’m going to be focusing on making it easier to build the next ones. I would like some input on what everyone’s opinions on what wood they think is best for outdoor furniture like this, and what looks best. I’m going to try cedar for the next one. If you ...

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Outdoor Furniture #9: Finally Finished!

05-28-2012 03:47 AM by Retsof | 7 comments »

It took me nine days from start to finish, but I’m finally done with my Adirondack Patio Set. I am really tired of painting too! The chairs are sitting by the pool where they and I will be spending Memorial Day. Hunter and Huckleberry, my English Springer Spaniels, approve. Can anyone tell me if there is a way to format my photos so the right 1/3 of the picture doesn’t get cut off when I link them in my blog? If not, I guess I’ll have to make sure all the im...

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Outdoor Furniture #8: A Coffee Table Too

05-27-2012 05:08 AM by Retsof | 3 comments »

I decided to add a coffee table to my set with some of my extra lumber. The kids and I spent the day sanding and priming all the furniture. Tomorrow is painting day! Can’t wait to see them in my backyard by Sunday evening.

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Outdoor Furniture #7: Some Assembly Required...

05-25-2012 06:32 AM by Retsof | 0 comments »

I spent today assembling two chairs and the settee from the parts that I had cut yesterday. I was really in the grove today. Even more neighbors stopped by to check out the chairs. One of them asked so many questions, that I suspect he is on the board of my HOA and was trying to find out if I was operating a furniture building business out of my garage. I’m really happy with how chair #2 & #3 turned out. They are so identical, that even I have a hard time telling which one I ...

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Outdoor Furniture #6: Adirondack Assembly Line Continued

05-24-2012 04:46 AM by Retsof | 2 comments »

Today I spent the morning looking for enough wood to finish my Adirondack patio set. I went to two Lowes stores and pretty much cleaned them out of 1×3 Douglas Fir decking boards which is what I’m using for my seat slats and most of my back slats (I use one 1×4 for the middle back slat on the single chairs and 2 1×4s and 1 1×6 on the settee). The actual width of 2 3/8” is perfect and I just have to cut them to length. The problem is that there is never eno...

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Outdoor Furniture #5: Adirondack Assembly Line

05-23-2012 05:11 AM by Retsof | 0 comments »

Well, I have one finished Adirondack Chair now. It’s nice and heavy. No danger of this one blowing into my pool no matter how much wind we get here. Here it is during the priming/painting process. And another. Here is the completed chair and the legs for two more chairs and the matching settee. I stopped by our local specialty lumber yard today just to look around and see if I could find a better deal on the Douglas Fir 1×3 and 1×6 lumber that I need ...

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Adirondack Chairs #2: Final assembly of chair #1

06-20-2010 12:16 AM by leroy49 | 0 comments »

I got in a couple of hours today working on my adirondack chairs. I marked the location for the arm brackets and clamped them in place before screwing them. I took out the screws, added glue and then reassembled. The next step was attaching the arms. A 3/4” scrap was clamped into place to make things easier to line up. After the arms were in place I clamped the upper back support in place before adding four 1/4” carriage bolts (two per arm). Finally, I was able to add back sla...

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Work In Progress #1: Patio Furniture

03-05-2008 07:28 PM by Ike | 2 comments »

Alright, I have decided that I would like to build my own patio furniture instead of buying a set from “the big box stores.” I took the design idea from a table I saw at one of those stores, but it is slightly different, also I didn’t like the chairs that they had with the set, those are still in design phase. here is the table’s design that I have drawn using google’s sketch up: I’ll continue to work on the chair designs, but I was sort of inter...

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