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Adirondack chair

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Project by shopdog posted 07-23-2009 05:45 AM 2967 views 22 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted an adirondack chair for the dock. Built entirely out of Ipe, and finished with tung oil. I used the plan from Wood magazine #149.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz





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Napaman

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#1 posted 07-23-2009 05:53 AM

great chair…love the design…and the best part is you got a swim in…who is taking the picture?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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shopdog

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#2 posted 07-23-2009 06:03 AM

I took the picture…that’s my black lab swimming in the lake.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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isetegija

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#3 posted 07-23-2009 06:05 AM

Beautiful design , very well done.

Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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Napaman

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#4 posted 07-23-2009 06:11 AM

lol…i was joking that the dog was YOU…since your name is SHOP-DOG…some day when we are ready for a dog…I would love a lab…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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TheQueTip

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#5 posted 07-23-2009 06:55 AM

That chair looks very comfortable. I can envision a dip in the lake followed by a cold beer, a baited hook, and a sit down in the adirondack chair. Nice work.

-- TheQueTip, Round Rock Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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kjwoodworking

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#6 posted 07-23-2009 03:04 PM

The chair does look good.

With it built with Ipe, it should last forever.

-- Kirk H. -- http://www.kjwoodworking.com

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#7 posted 07-23-2009 03:48 PM

Super Chair Steve.That must be a heavy chair.

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#8 posted 07-23-2009 10:44 PM

Very nice! Ipe is a great wood selection for outdoor furniture. How did you like all of that yellow sawdust? I last used Ipe over a year ago, and it’s still all over my tools.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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shopdog

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#9 posted 07-23-2009 11:05 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments.

CaptainSkully,
My tools and I are used to Ipe dust. I’m a deck builder, and all of my decks are Ipe. I have Ipe running thru my veins. That’s why I build my side projects out of Ipe…because of all the scraps that are crowding my small shop.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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jcees

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#10 posted 07-25-2009 02:50 PM

Nice, very nice take on the classic design. I dig the motif and material too. Nice indeed.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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janice

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#11 posted 11-17-2009 01:45 PM

I have been seeing so many of these chairs, I love this one!

-- Janice

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Mike Shea

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#12 posted 11-22-2009 06:20 PM

Great looking chair. How many blades did you go through working with that ipe?

-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me

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shopdog

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#13 posted 11-22-2009 07:44 PM

Mike,
Ipe is hard, but if you have good carbide blades, it’s no problem. I build about 20-30 Ipe decks every year, and I mostly use my Makita SCMS with a 10” Forrest Chopmaster for every crosscut. I only sharpen that blade once a year. I roundover every crosscut using my Bosch Colt with a 3/16” radius bit (Lee Valley). Those are good for a year or more. Bosch jigsaw blades do lose their edge quickly when ripping. Ipe is fun to work with, if you don’t mind the sawdust.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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Skylark53

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#14 posted 01-19-2010 11:16 AM

Classy. I like the design and you did a great job with it. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#15 posted 04-11-2011 06:21 PM

Very nice job.

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