Adirondack Chairs

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Project by Jos posted 08-18-2014 02:31 PM 1250 views 9 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m happy to have finished my first set of Adirondack chairs. As my first attempt, I decided to follow the plans (Woodworker’s Journal) instead of just making something up. I added two, on the fly, modifications. First, the number of slats seemed too few (plans called for 11), so an additional slat was added (12 total). On the next set I would use a ¼ inch spacing and use however many slats from front to the base of the back. Second modification, I added a taper to the top of the back legs to match the width of the back frame (upper). I thought it would look weird if the leg was wider than the back frame. I used SS hardware, deck screws, and Titebond III for assembly.

Overall I am happy with the way they turned out, very comfortable.

Thanks for viewing.

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#1 posted 08-18-2014 07:04 PM

Nice chairs and well done

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#2 posted 08-18-2014 07:16 PM

Icwood, thank you.

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#3 posted 08-19-2014 04:10 AM

Nice job. Anyway you can email me the plans?

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#4 posted 08-19-2014 10:01 AM

These turned out nice and I like the modifications.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#5 posted 08-19-2014 12:02 PM

scvwood27, sure no problem.

Sandra – thank you. I really like the chairs you made (Lee Valley style). They have a clean look to them with the hidden ends of the seat slats. Nice work on you chairs.

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#6 posted 08-19-2014 02:43 PM

looks solid. good job

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#7 posted 08-19-2014 07:03 PM

Thanks – MrNorwood.

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