Adirondack & planter (s)

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Project by schroeder posted 07-02-2007 12:50 AM 2127 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These Cedar Adirondack chairs and planter boxes are made from reclaimed wood from my family’s farm. My grandfather built the barn this lumber came from around 1925. The family is trying to sell the farm, so I scavenged lumber were I could. The tops around the planter boxes (there are two) are from local Black Walnut trees that have blown down over the years or needed removal for residential development.

I built two chairs for my wife and myself and one each for my mother and uncle. They are popular with them and I’m trying not to let the cousins and other aunts & uncles know or I’ll be building many – many more. Still, it’s nice to have a little piece of the legacy; 19 cousins and 4 more aunts and uncles…sigh, may have to change the name to the “Gnarly Adirondack Shoppe”: )

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#1 posted 07-02-2007 12:51 AM

They look great. They fit the deck well. I’ve got a few to build myself. I got a bunch of redwood a while back.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 07-02-2007 12:53 AM

Very nice chairs. I am planing on building a couple chairs on the Adirondack theme when I get moved into my new place. I have a nice front porch but the view isn’t nearly as nice as yours. Nice work

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#3 posted 07-02-2007 01:07 AM

Very nice Schroeder. Great combination.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 07-02-2007 02:14 AM

Nice work Schroeder
It,s nice to see other woodworkers using reclaimed wood.

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#5 posted 07-02-2007 03:27 AM

Very nice pieces, Schroeder, and a lovely setting.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#6 posted 07-02-2007 05:12 AM

Nice work Schroeder. Great story to the wood as well. Always nice for the wood to have a story better than I went to lumber yard….

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#7 posted 07-02-2007 09:54 AM

both projects look great…did you follow a plan on the chairs??? or make your own…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 07-02-2007 01:35 PM

Spectacular wood and projects. You have a great spot to enjoy them, too.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 07-02-2007 03:51 PM

Wonderful chairs and planters. I have to make some for my parents this year. Really nice setup!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#10 posted 07-02-2007 05:39 PM

Very nice! I hope to build some Adirondack chairs soon too. These came out wonderful.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#11 posted 07-03-2007 06:53 AM

Schroeder -

Excellent! I love the chairs and planter – the story that goes with them is wondeful.


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#12 posted 07-03-2007 12:32 PM

Beautiful… and historic as well…..... can’t get any better than that.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#13 posted 07-05-2007 08:33 PM

The sentimental value alone for these projects is priceless. Awesome work Schroeder!!

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#14 posted 07-08-2007 09:54 PM

very nice work,and btw man what a nice yard.

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#15 posted 07-19-2007 05:53 AM

really nice

-- Claire

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