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Project by BillinDetroit posted 07-08-2007 01:49 AM 4910 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first-ever furniture project and I am quite pleased with the way it turned out.

#2 pine (or whatever) from ‘the borg’. Titebond II (until I ran out, then Titebond III), deck screws, oil-based Killz primer (thus far). My first use of a HVLP gun ever. I bought the el-cheapo from Wagner. Not a glitzy name … I know … but glitzy costs $300-500 more than I paid for the Wagner.

It will end up with oil-based enamel when all is said and done and will probably be in either a bold primary or one of the ‘colonial’ hues. I’ll post a replacement pic when I settle on a color. I was going to use a “Colonial Red” water-based enamel, but nailshooter on ‘the wreck’ has convinced me to go with an oil-based alkyd enamel.

All four feet sit level and firm … which is better than I thought it was going to do. Mid-way through the assembly process, it cocked a rear leg up about 1/4” but now, having sat in the sun for about a day, it is absolutely flat and stable.

I have a second one about 1/2 way assembled and the full-width footrests are also completed, but not in these photographs.

All in all, there was some challenge and a big sense of accomplishment when finished.

Oh, and I think my wife likes me again. ;-)

-- http://nmwoodworks.com (pens & bowls, mostly)





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oscorner

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#1 posted 07-08-2007 01:59 AM

Congratulations on a successful and rewarding project. I looks great! I’m glad to hear that your wife likes you again. ;^D

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Karson

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#2 posted 07-08-2007 03:07 AM

It’s always nice to have the one who prepares your food to like you. You can never tell what might be hiding in the mashed potatoes.

Great chair.

My Dad has a set of templates to make these chairs in the late 1950’s. When he passed away I got the templates but I have not made any yet.

I probably should in memory of Dad.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Napaman

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#3 posted 07-08-2007 05:10 AM

this looks great…how is this dissimilar from an adirondack chair?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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David

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#4 posted 07-08-2007 05:32 AM

Great looking chair! Are these the same Jake’s Chairs that I have seen plans for on the internet? I like the style.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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mot

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#5 posted 07-08-2007 06:21 AM

I love a guy who’s first project is a chair. Really nice!

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

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dennis mitchell

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#6 posted 07-08-2007 11:36 PM

Looks like it could use a test run some nice sunday afternoon! A nice glass ice tea…a little shade…laptop to keep up with lumberjocks…what a life!

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Bob A in NJ

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#7 posted 07-09-2007 01:24 AM

Nice work, 3 more and you have a conversation pit for your patio.

-- Bob A in NJ

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BillinDetroit

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#8 posted 07-09-2007 03:21 AM

I have one more cut out and partially assembled already. You must be reading my mind because that is almost exactly what I was suggesting to SWMBO this afternoon. :-))))

-- http://nmwoodworks.com (pens & bowls, mostly)

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Karson

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#9 posted 07-09-2007 03:31 AM

The wide arms are nice for holding the aforementioned Iced Tea or even a loaded plate. I piece of plywood across the arms would hold Dennis’ laptop.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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BillinDetroit

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#10 posted 07-10-2007 05:00 AM

As I was putting the first coat of color on the footstools (none yet on the chairs—but they ARE assembled and primed) a neighbor came over and ordered two sets.

<————————BIG SLOPPY GRIN

-- http://nmwoodworks.com (pens & bowls, mostly)

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Max

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#11 posted 07-10-2007 05:21 AM

Very nice chairs and an order to boot!!!!! Where did you get the plans??

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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BillinDetroit

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#12 posted 07-10-2007 06:22 AM

Thank you for the compliment.

http://www.internetwoodworking.com/w5/chair.html

-- http://nmwoodworks.com (pens & bowls, mostly)

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BillinDetroit

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#13 posted 07-22-2007 05:00 AM

Just an update with a completed photo.

I know that this is a simple project, but I didn’t know that I was up to making it. Now I know … and I’m looking forward to even more complicated projects.

-- http://nmwoodworks.com (pens & bowls, mostly)

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