|Project by Craig||posted 07-10-2009 04:46 AM||2478 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
So when I made my first Adirondack I realized that I might be able to make it reclinable in a manner similar to a beach chair. It turned out my idea worked.
I built this chair similar to the last one. I started with attaching the seat bottom legs to the front legs with 4 deck screws. Then I connected the two legs with what I call the leg spreaders, and followed with the seat slats. At that point the bottom is totally together. I then screwed the seat back together with the curved seat back supports / spreaders. The completed seat back (minus the slats) was then dropped around the bottom and clamped in place at the proper angle for the back. Next I drilled and placed the two bottom bolts attaching the seat back to the bottom. Once these bolts were in place, I clamped the first armrest to the back support and drilled out and placed this bolt. Once I had this bolt in place, I then clamped the arm support to the front leg. With the arm support clamped in place I then drilled the bolt hole through the front leg and through the arm rest. After this hole was drilled I moved the chair to the next position and drilled the second hole, then a third, and forth hole in the arm support. I then matched the other arm support ending up with 4 holes in each arm support. I then removed the arm supports, cut the teeth, and put the entire chair back together, finishing off with the back slats and arm rests.
This one took a little longer to fabricate…Mainly trying to work with a bunch of moving parts really slowed me down.
The chair is a really a simple concept, but I’m a little worried that as the PT wood dries, that I might get cracking where I cut the “teeth” in the arm supports. I spaced the bolt slots 2” apart, so I’m hoping there is enough “meat” there to keep the wood from cracking. Only time will tell.
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