|Project by jinkyjock||posted 09-28-2014 03:43 PM||797 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This project only took a couple of days, and is part of a new working philosophy I am trying out.
In the past I have been guilty of of hoarding scrap and off-cuts from larger projects,
do you recognize this also.?
I have decided, whenever possible, to use up this material ASAP to avoid build-ups of wood lying around my already too-small workshop (16×12ft.).
I had 2 Poplar fence-posts and some pallet wood (Red Cedar & Yellow Pine) left over (see pic.2) from previous projects, when my niece asked me to make 2 small outdoor chairs for her 4yr. old boy & 2yr. old girl.
The plans are from Adirondack chairs made by Norm Abrams in Yankee Workshop which I scaled down.
I added a stretcher from side-rail/leg to arm rest,
just to give a wee bit extra strength as the boy is a “climber”.
When they were finished I wanted to try painting them in really striking colours,
a vivid Lime Green for the boy and Pink for the girl.
But was overruled as she wanted them to match a bench she already had.
So we went with a walnut stain and 3 coats of yacht varnish.
A relatively simple build which I enjoyed doing, and it can be scaled up for full-size chairs,
and also tweaked around easily.
Thank you for looking and any comments/suggestions are welcome.
Cheers, Jinky (James).