Adirondack Beach Chair in African Mahogany

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Project by Phil B. posted 08-17-2015 02:07 AM 3136 views 18 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted my new plan for the Adirondack Beach Chair on January 23rd, and painted the pine prototype in white to match all the others on my point….but today I finished 2 in African Mahogany. As with the wood trim on my sailboat, it should last for years, even after being in the water occasionally. All joints and plugs are fastened with Gorilla Glue for water proofing and durability. I applied one coat of boiled linseed oil to show off the color, knowing that it will probably need a power wash and another coat every spring, if I don’t like the grey aged look.

The first image is on the dock, and I am confident that they won’t blow off in the wind due to the weight. The second image shows the chair in the lower position in the water….the beer went down quite well in today’s heat !!! The white pine chair is very light, and makes a great portable beach, ball game or soccer pitch chair to throw in the trunk of the car.

The last image shows the templates cut out on 1/2” baltic plywood, using a ShotBot CNC with my DXF file. These were done by Grants Pass HS in Oregon. Check here for more images.

-- Phil, DWG files at

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#1 posted 08-17-2015 02:29 AM

Well done on a great build!

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#2 posted 08-17-2015 12:43 PM

Nice chairs and that lake looks like a very peaceful place to be.

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#3 posted 08-17-2015 12:55 PM

These chairs are beautifully done and look very comfortable and practical.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 08-17-2015 02:26 PM

Great job

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#7 posted 08-17-2015 03:20 PM

Beautiful design! Curves in all the right places, and your bum isn’t nearly as low as usual for an Adirondack chair! Bravo!

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#8 posted 08-17-2015 06:46 PM

Great design, very thoughtful and well built. I may try to mimic that design. ;-)

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#9 posted 08-18-2015 12:13 AM

I’ve never seen this style of Adirondack chair before—very unique! They look very comfortable, no matter what you’re drinking!

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#10 posted 08-18-2015 01:42 AM

Great looking chairs!

-- Ben in Va

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#11 posted 08-18-2015 03:40 AM

Great design, very thoughtful and well built. I may try to mimic that design. ;-)

- naugled

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-- Phil, DWG files at

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#12 posted 08-24-2016 08:49 PM

I like those, less clunky compared to an adirondack

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