|Project by lobro4||posted 05-13-2014 08:16 PM||2237 views||7 times favorited||6 comments|
It was time to replace the Adriondack Chairs I had made many years ago. At the same time I needed to replace a patio table and benches I had built, too. (See next post) There’s lots of plans out there but not all of them are very build friendly. To that end, George Vondriska published a video several months ago on the Premium Membership section of Woodworkers Guild of America. I liked the plans for lots of reasons: Downloadable patterns, no really odd sizes of wood needed, safety in mind in the final project.
First it was off to Kinko’s to get the patterns printed on a wide format printer. Then it was transfer the patterns to some 1/2” plywood I had had laying around forever and tune up the jigsaw skill to get them cut out. All the patterns then sanded with a portable belt/spindle sander. Now, off to the Borg to get lots of 5/4 cedar decking to make these 6 chairs and the table/benches. More jigsaw work and sanding. All the cut edges were then routed with a round over to match the factory edges. Titebond III glue and outdoor screws and drill/driver and hand and its off to assembly.
One of the best parts was having my 12- and 10-year old kids help me put them together. Plan to finish them with some deck stain.
Comfortable and solid. Now all I need is some lemonade and a burger off the grill!
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