Adirondack Chair #2

  • Advertise with us
Project by Mark Wilson posted 08-02-2015 09:50 PM 776 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This chair was intended to be adjustable. I had bored three holes through the arms for removable pegs I made of Hickory. But, naturally, the holes on the back didn’t line up. Not to be outsmarted, I plugged the two that didn’t, and stopped calling it adjustable. The back will tilt forward, but there’s no point in it.
It’s built of Douglas Fir. That’s an awful bit of wood, if one intends to sculpt, which I did. I finished it with a One Step Walnut Stain. It’s the prettiest chair of the few that I’ve made. It’s all wood. No metal. For some reason, that means something to me in outdoor furniture. (The stain issue, I guess – so many places moisture can invade.)
I had this in my Web Store for the longest time. Once I dropped the price, in a “fire sale” (Buy it, or I set it on fire), to a giveaway level, my niece took pity and bought it – for the sale price. Now it lives on her back patio, under a cover.

-- Mark

7 comments so far

View JoeinGa's profile


7482 posts in 1472 days

#1 posted 08-03-2015 12:24 AM

Thinking out of the box style of designing … NICE !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View Bob Collins's profile

Bob Collins

2320 posts in 3149 days

#2 posted 08-03-2015 12:44 AM

Like the design and finish, relative come in handy some times.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

View Grumpy's profile


21564 posts in 3316 days

#3 posted 08-03-2015 01:00 AM

For all the trouble you went through Mark you ended up with a great result. Now you can sit back and enjoy it.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

View Mark Wilson's profile

Mark Wilson

1755 posts in 528 days

#4 posted 08-03-2015 08:32 AM

Like the design and finish, relative come in handy some times.

- Bob Collins

As long as it’s marked down ridiculously.

Aww, Grumpy. You and your “bright side”.

This one, by the bye, only took six weeks.

-- Mark

View Mean_Dean's profile


5056 posts in 2613 days

#5 posted 08-04-2015 12:00 AM

Well, it’s a great looking Adirondack, even if it’s just under a cover. Which is kind of a shame—a chair as nice as this deserves to be sat in!

-- Dean

View Mark Wilson's profile

Mark Wilson

1755 posts in 528 days

#6 posted 08-04-2015 03:55 AM

That’s what I tell her anytime I’m over there.

-- Mark

View majuvla's profile


9153 posts in 2333 days

#7 posted 08-14-2015 03:02 PM

At least, one non-standard version. Incredible details and final touches.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics