Cypress Adirondacks

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Project by oldrivers posted 05-03-2014 08:33 PM 1058 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It is spring time in Dixie. I constructed these chairs from Cypress. I used deck screws to attach the components each screw was counter sunk covered by a Cypress plug and sanded before a primer and finish coat of Behr Paint. I thought I would leave them natural and let them weather, but my wife liked the bright colors of some deck chairs she seen in a Southern Living mag. I also like to add a little color to liven things up a bit. I did two like chairs for a family member that gave me the drawings and dimensions, she was happy with her chairs as well. Thanks for looking, may you day be Blessed.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#1 posted 05-03-2014 08:39 PM

Those are absolutely beautiful! Nice work my friend.
thanks for sharing your photos.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#2 posted 05-03-2014 09:37 PM

Those are pretty nice, the green one reminds me one that my grandad or uncle made for my mother.

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#3 posted 05-03-2014 09:41 PM

Very nice brightly colored set of chairs, well done.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 05-04-2014 07:01 AM

Great job. I plan on putting together some Adirondacks. i just hope they turn out this well.

-- --Rob, Seattle, WA

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#5 posted 05-04-2014 11:25 AM

That’s some mighty fine work on some beautiful usable outdoor furniture! I notice the red chair has solid plank bottom while the others are slatted bottoms. After some use which do you prefer?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#6 posted 05-05-2014 12:37 AM

Summer is coming and you are ready! Grab an ice tea, turn the chairs toward the water, and relax. Nice job.

-- Doug

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#7 posted 05-05-2014 11:26 AM

Very nice batch of Adirondack chairs, they look great on the deck there with the trees and lake in the background.
Excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#8 posted 05-05-2014 11:45 AM

Thank you all for your comments this was a fun / useful project to build. Handtooler I see what you are saying, it has to do with the Camera angle I missed photography class LOL. Look under the right chair arm in photo two and you can see the where I rounded the top edges of each slat; Thanks, may your day be Blessed.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 05-05-2014 12:35 PM

I stand corrected. I’m blind in one eye and failed to see the lathes of the red chair. Thanks for causing me to study the photos again. Fine work, Sir.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#10 posted 05-05-2014 01:12 PM

No worries we are all human and humans are fallible thanks for your comments.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#11 posted 05-05-2014 03:47 PM

Very colorful. They look great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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