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Project by harum posted 08-25-2014 12:20 AM 1096 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished this chair just in time for Saturday night barbecue. I used the plans from Fine Woodworking magazine, No.192, August 2007. The wood came from a home center store; the redwood lumber prices are reasonable there. I believe there is a mistake in the plans: the armrest support blocks should be 5”, not 5-3/4”. Alternatively, the armrest width has to be reduced by 3/4”. Otherwise, the numbers don’t add up. This is the only modification though.

The chair is pretty comfortable, even more so when there is a pillow under your head and neck. Looks like after close inspection and testing by the family, I now have to make three more Adirondacks.

The last picture is the chair without seat and back slats.

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."





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Jos

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#1 posted 08-25-2014 11:46 AM

Nice work, beautiful chair!

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harum

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#2 posted 08-25-2014 01:28 PM

Thanks! Here is image with the problem area where I had to shorten the support block by 3/4” before attaching the armrests:

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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#3 posted 08-25-2014 04:39 PM

Nice work
I like the style, no one more project for me this winter.

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#4 posted 08-25-2014 07:27 PM

Thanks! I also want to try other plans for Adirondack chairs. Looks like there is no such a thing as the perfect Adirondack chair plan for everyone: preferences depend on the height, girth, posture, leg length, etc. I want to try next these two plans: Woodworker’s Journal from July/August 1986 and Jake’s Adirondack chair (just use any internet search). All three differ in the width, height, the slope of the back, seat curvature. I guess this is why a lot of people here make adjustments to published plans.

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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harum

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#5 posted 11-03-2014 01:27 AM

UPD: This is how the chair looks after two coats of penetrating oil of redwood color.

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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