Adirondack Chairs

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Project by Splinter12 posted 06-25-2014 02:23 AM 1687 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My first set of Adirondack chairs. Made from western red cedar made to Norm’s or NYW plans. Finished with 3 coats of Sikkens Cetol 1. I think next time I make them out of something harder as cedar is just so soft.

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#1 posted 06-25-2014 03:21 AM

Beautiful work! Those are really nice. I definitely like what you’ve crafted.

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#2 posted 06-25-2014 05:35 AM

Very nice looking chairs.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 06-25-2014 12:51 PM

One look and I was saying WOW! These chairs look great! I love the color and the finish is A+..! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 06-25-2014 01:22 PM

Very warm and inviting!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#5 posted 06-25-2014 01:51 PM

You did a fine job on these and they look quite comfortable too.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 06-25-2014 04:54 PM

Nice, I’m building some now. I have one finished and on my post.
Great finish and color by the way.

-- "So many little time..." Psalm 23

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#7 posted 06-25-2014 08:48 PM

They look fantastic, beautiful finish and color. I was going to make some out of cedar, which I know is soft, but how soft is the softness here for you? Does it affect the stability?

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#8 posted 06-25-2014 10:31 PM

ColonelTravis – they seem stable enough. I have glued and bolted them together. The softness for me is going to be more on the appearance side. Cedar is soft in terms it will dent practically by looking at it. I imagine they will get marked up quickly.

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#9 posted 06-26-2014 12:05 AM

Great looking Adirondacks!

If you can get ahold of some Luan or Fijian mahogany, you can avoid using a softwood like cedar. These are decking grade mahoganies, but hold up to the elements very well, and aren’t too expensive!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#10 posted 06-26-2014 12:46 PM

Now those look comfy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 06-30-2014 06:07 AM

The cedar might be soft, but IT’S NICE… Well done!

-- The Olde Bloke from Down Under

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