Adirondack Chairs

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Project by Paul posted 12-04-2015 02:32 PM 1222 views 15 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made of New Zealand silver beech.


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Matthew Eye

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#1 posted 12-04-2015 02:46 PM

Great looking chairs.. I’ve never heard of NZ silver beech. Is the chair in the bottom right of the last photo waiting for its “X” shaped support?

-- "When it comes to working on stuff, buying more tools usually helps" - Matthew Eye

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#2 posted 12-04-2015 02:55 PM

Beautiful chairs with very nice detail.

Someone made a dozen or so and donated them as an exhibit/gift to Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. They were painted various bright colors so they could be easily seen from a distance in the park. They were a welcome treat to sit in while watching the dog, but it was obvious the maker really didn’t understand the design. There was no space between the slats which kind of diminishes the original designs intent. They are meant to be open to allow air flow around the person sitting in them and to allow leaves, debris and water to fall thru when placed in an open space and unattended from maintenance, so leaves and water do not accumulate.

You did yours in the true spirit of the design while giving them your own personal twist. I particularly like the crossed back support.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn :)

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#3 posted 12-04-2015 03:30 PM

Great job love the backs as well very different. ...

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-04-2015 04:35 PM

Nice work Paul.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#5 posted 12-04-2015 04:52 PM

Wonderful chairs paul, they look nice, the design is smooth.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#6 posted 12-04-2015 05:14 PM

Right nice looking chairs!


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#7 posted 12-04-2015 11:32 PM

i built about a dozen adirondack several years ago that i thought were the nicest id seen but these are a notch up the ladder i too love that crossed back design very elegant love em.and welcome to l j.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 12-05-2015 12:52 AM

Great looking Adirondack chair! I like the curvy arms, and the back braces are very unique!

-- Dean

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#9 posted 12-05-2015 03:05 AM

I really like your design. I’ve always had a soft spot for Adirondack chairs having grown up with them on my grandparents farm in upstate NY

I make several a year myself.

-- I aspire to be a novice woodworker...

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