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Blog series by paperclip updated 01-07-2017 03:48 PM 2 parts 2399 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: my first adirondack chair was made in 1995, now two decades later, I am still at it

02-05-2014 10:37 AM by paperclip | 3 comments »

when I was a freshman in high school (1995), I won the end of the year award for woodshop when I produced an Adirondack Chair. Now 2014, I am still at it. I only get better and better at them. Now I am giving them some Texas, southwestern, rustic flare with a cut-out the shape of the state. I now make Adirondack chairs on a weekly basis mostly for therapy. But I sell them too. In post(s) to follow I will explain more about Adirondack chair making.

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Part 2: the seventeen and one half Adirondack chair

01-07-2017 03:48 PM by paperclip | 2 comments »

Derek SkaparsAdirondack ChairThis “Backyard Classic” Adirondack chair was designed in 1901. Now it is 2017 and just as popular as ever. The Adirondack style chair plans I used as a guide called for a 25 degree recline. I was challenged to modify the dimensions for ultimate comfort. After some trial and error, I found 17 ½ degrees was perfect. This positioning of the seat back allows the person to eat, drink, or read a book. The dimensions for the chair’s height from ground to top of the cente...

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