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Project by darryl posted 05-28-2009 04:55 PM 1533 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This set of Adirondack chairs were built for one of the women I work with at my day job. She already has two, so this will complete her set of four. I have to admit I’m a little jealous of her though as I only have two in my back yard and mine don’t match!

The chairs are made of pine and have been finished with white exterior latex paint. I counter-sunk the screws in the front stretcher, arm supports, seat slats, arms and back legs and used pine plugs to provide a nice solid exterior surface with no visable hardware.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-28-2009 04:58 PM

Hey Darryl
This is one fine looking Adirondack great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-28-2009 05:08 PM

I like the square look. Most Adirondack’s all look “round” to me. Nice job.

-- Larry , Colorado www.coloradorecordcrates.com

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#3 posted 05-28-2009 05:34 PM

I guess you’ll just have to make a new set for yourself now!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 05-28-2009 05:41 PM

Hi Darryl,

Nice design. Was this a design you came up with. I have never seen any quite like it. Great job on the finished product.

-- Derrick J. Barcroft

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darryl

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#5 posted 05-28-2009 06:05 PM

I can’t take cradit for the design. I got this design from an issue of The Family Handyman a couple years ago. I like that it doesn’t have the extreme slant in the seat that a traditional style chair has so these are super easy to get in and out of.

They are fun to make though! Although I’m not a huge fan of painting, seems it takes longer to paint them than it does to build them!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 05-28-2009 06:09 PM

Very nice, you should have sawed some out for yourself at the same time.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#7 posted 05-29-2009 12:17 AM

Nice job I need a couple in my yard.

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#8 posted 05-29-2009 01:27 AM

Those are great!! If you were here in Houston, you and the paint on those chairs would be melting right about now!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#9 posted 05-29-2009 03:12 AM

i like this design…i built two and its true…the seat makes it hard to get out on…(not to mention my big butt).

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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darryl

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#10 posted 05-29-2009 04:58 AM

I did plan ahead a little bit Dick, I have enough parts precut to make 4 more chairs. They make for handy donations when I can’t think of anything else! I just donated two unfinished chairs to my daughter’s elementary school for a fundraiser. I think my next personal chair will be of the lovesear variety, I haven’t tried that yet…

it was 47 in NH today, I wouldn’t mind some of that Houston heat Matt!!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 05-29-2009 01:25 PM

Hi darryl,

You may be interested in this plan I just got from Fine Woodworking.

You have to be a member to download, but they now have a 14 day free trial.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#12 posted 05-29-2009 08:51 PM

A very neat job on that chair. I admire your idea of concealing the hardware. Is pine selected because of costs?
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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darryl

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#13 posted 05-29-2009 11:25 PM

I’ve got plans for a similar chair as the fine woodworking example, I just haven’t ever got around to making one.

Sharad, I used pine for both financial and availability reasons – I got a bunch of it for free from my brother-in-law!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 05-30-2009 12:18 AM

That’s what I like ”Free Lumber”!!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#15 posted 05-30-2009 01:49 AM

Nice work. I like the height and seating angle.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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