adirondack chair and footstool

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Project by hooky posted 04-25-2009 12:05 PM 2508 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these chairs several years ago
I saw the design for them in a book and loved the look of them and thought i would make them

I used second hand jarrah from a house being demolished up the road

the chairs are so comfortable that I fall asleep in them if I sit for to long

I hope you enjoy

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#1 posted 04-25-2009 02:22 PM

Very nice chair and foot rest. I believe it is so comfortable.
Great work hooky!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 04-25-2009 03:00 PM

They look great! I think I might like to tackle a few ADK chairs at some point! What kind of finish did you use?

-- Jeremy, Rochester, NY

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#3 posted 04-25-2009 03:44 PM

the finish was aurethane varnish that unfortunately hasnt stood up to the weather so I will have to strip them back and come up with a new idea as it is well known (of which i now know) that jarrah outside doesnt like varnish

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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#4 posted 04-25-2009 05:21 PM

These look very nice. I want to make some soon as well. Unfortunately there are so many of the “I want to make some of those soon” projects. I need to quit my real job!

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#5 posted 04-25-2009 05:30 PM

Looking good. Is Jarrah readily available wood in Australia Welcome to LJs

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#6 posted 05-01-2009 01:42 AM

Nice looking chairs! Good job…

-- Cov, Loomis, CA,

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#7 posted 07-02-2011 12:09 PM

Those chairs looks real nice, what is the name of the book you saw the design in ?

-- Boatbuilder&blacksmith

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#8 posted 07-02-2011 12:36 PM

im sorry to say that i cant remember the name of the book

i got it out of the library

thanks for looking


-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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